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Later this month during Engineering Week, teams of students from the Pratt School of Engineering and across the campus will compete in the annual Duke Start-Up Challenge, a school-year-long competition that culminates in a $25,000 prize.Last year’s first place winner was a company that developed a chip to be implanted in the brain of epileptics to control their seizures, while the runner-up developed a framework for the creation of games.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering challenges college students in the U.S. to create a video and an essay in response to this question: Which of the 14 grand challenges identified by the National Academy of Engineering would you choose to address, and how would you do it?
Note to editors: Jim Gaston can be reached at (919) 660-5501 or at DURHAM, N.C. --- The Duke Smart Home Program, a high-tech, 10-student residence for green living and learning, has been selected as the Green Nonprofit Program of the Year by the Triangle Business Journal.
It’s not often that a group of eight women college students visits rural farming areas of Ghana.A simple act by a village queen the students met soon after their arrival helped erase any potentially awkward situations. Her gesture not only put the visiting Americans more at ease, but also provided an entrée for the students as they met with villagers to discuss ways of reducing the contamination of drinking water by nitrates due to excessive application of fertilizers on their farms.
In many ways, students who participate in Engineering World Health (EWH) programs are medical MacGyvers – using their engineering training and scavenging abilities to fix medical equipment in often remote locations under less-than-perfect conditions. In the process of providing a much needed service to medical facilities in Third World settings, the students in turn gain unique insights into the problems facing millions who don’t have access to the latest in medical care and how the medical...
Stesha Doku, a biomedical engineering student who graduated in the spring, has been named as a Fulbright Scholar, making her the second Pratt student to receive this award this year. The program supports one year of research at an institution outside the United States.
By Richard Merritt For Annette Lauber, one of morning’s seemingly simplest routines was often a moment of anxiety.
Residence hall/laboratory receives state's first platinum LEED rating DURHAM, NC -- The Home Depot Smart Home at Duke University, a 10-person student residence hall for green living and learning, has achieved a top-level platinum standard for its design from the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system. The building becomes the first in North Carolina to achieve that standard. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
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