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May 27, 2016

Appalachian Coal Ash Richest in Rare Earth Elements

First comprehensive study of the amount of these valuable elements present in coal ash across the U.S.

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May 20, 2016

Claudia Gunsch Receives the 2016 Huber Research Prize

Prizes awarded to ASCE members for notable achievements in research related to civil engineering

May 16, 2016

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2016

Duke University awarded 515 degrees to undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, in a weekend of commencement exercises that began with diploma ceremonies for professional masters degree students, continued with a university-wide ceremony at Wallace Wade Stadium and included Pratt School of Engineering celebrations at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

May 02, 2016

Hurricanes Key to Carbon Uptake by Forests

Increases in carbon uptake by southeast U.S. forests in response to tropical cyclone activity alone exceed carbon emissions by American vehicles each year

April 27, 2016

Alumni Profile: Mona Dai

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of EngineeringInnovative Purification Technologies for Contaminated Drinking Water in UgandaThe Thomas C. Katsouleas NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program at Duke is dedicated to addressing new engineering [...]

April 27, 2016

HackDuke

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of EngineeringCoding for Social GoodA five-foot-long nyan cat made out of multicolored sticky notes graced the glass windows of the engineering buildings on the e-quad— the creativity in the air was palpable on [...]

April 27, 2016

Hacking for the Future of Medicine

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of EngineeringHealthcare Hackathon Takes DukeINNOVATION. EFFICIENCY. SOLUTION-BUILDING.These are some of the words heard surrounding the inaugural healthcare hackathon that took place in September 2015 at the Duke [...]

April 27, 2016

Students Tackle the Grand Challenges

Originally published in DukEngineer, the student-written magazine of the Pratt School of Engineering Medicines, Neurons and Infrastructure Nearly a decade ago, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) created a list of pressing concerns for humanity to address in the next 100 years— ambitious [...]

April 27, 2016

From Tiny Details to Big Picture

The New Face of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Duke – Mark Wiesner, PhD, CEE Department Chair & CEINT Director.

April 21, 2016

A “Nest” for Your Lawn

What if there were a service like Nest for your lawn? That’s the goal of a new “Smart Lawn” experiment at Duke University’s Smart Home, headed by Amilcare Porporato, the Addy Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his postdoctoral researcher, Jun Yin. A network of sensors in the [...]

April 13, 2016

Oxygen Key to Containing Coal Ash Contamination

As energy companies decide what to do with aging coal ash disposal facilities in North Carolina and across the nation, they may be overlooking a fundamental but potentially critical variable—oxygen. In a new study appearing in the April issue of Applied Geochemistry, researchers from Duke [...]

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