Duke University and its Pratt School of Engineering awarded degrees to 230 undergraduate and 174 graduate students May 11 and engineering Dean Robert L. Clark said Pratts graduating seniors are ready to help tackle some of the many challenges facing the nation and the global society.
Pratt senior Brandon Noia has been awarded an Intel Foundation/Semiconductor Research Corp. Education Alliance Masters Scholarship. The two-year award provides tuition and fees, a $2,060 monthly stipend and an annual gift of $2,000 to the ECE department. Noia will study under ECE Professor Krish Chakrabarty.
Dan Roberts, a junior in Dukes Pratt School of Engineering, was one of three Duke students to receive a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for the 2008-2009 academic year. Another engineering student, Stephen DeVience, received an honorable mention.
When asked to peer into the future and come up with a plan to provide water for the residents of Washington, D.C. 100 years from now, a group of four Duke engineering students responded with an imaginative plan to collect and process rainwater in 28 towers as wide as a Manhattan city block and 900 feet tall.
From a public health standpoint, one of the major issues facing underdeveloped countries is the supply of safe and clean drinking water. Countries trying to solve this problem are often daunted by the high costs of traditional water purification systems.
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DURHAM, N.C. -- Three Duke University students have been selected for Goldwater Scholarships in science, mathematics and engineering for the 2008-09 academic year.They were among 321 sophomores and juniors chosen on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,035 mathematics, science andengineering students nationwide. Three of Dukes four nominees were selected. The award provides up to $7,500 toward annual tuition and expenses.
When the severe drought in North Carolina precluded his scheduled monsoon rainwater project, Bob Malkin was forced to devise an alternative experience for his Design for the Developing World course.In an attempt to simulate on the personal level the experience of poverty, he asked his students to live on $2 a day, just as billions of people around the world do. While the costs of lodging, heat and other utilities were not included in the exercise, the students had only $2 a day to spend on food...