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March 14, 2017

Data-Savvy Students

A new course aims to make data competency a signature strength of every Duke Engineering undergraduate

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December 14, 2000

Duke Photonics Center Will Help State Cultivate a ‘Photon Forest’

DURHAM, N.C. -- The new $100 million Fitzpatrick Center for Advanced Photonics and Communications Systems at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering aims to help turn North Carolina into a "photon forest" where research and development in photonics can create the kind of technological advance [...]

October 08, 2000

Duke Plans $77 Million Engineering Center

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Duke University Board of Trustees Saturday began the approval process for a $77 million Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering and Applied Sciences that would more than triple research, teaching, office and conference space at the Pratt School of Engineering. The trustees also [...]

April 30, 2000

$7 Million Gift to Support Chairs, Fellowships and Student Aid For Pratt School of Engineering

DURHAM, N.C. - The son of former Duke University engineering professor William Henry "Nick" Gardner Jr. is giving $7 million in his father's honor to Duke's Pratt School of Engineering, President Nannerl O. Keohane announced Saturday. Alston Gardner of Atlanta made the gift to endow two [...]

December 01, 1999

Pratt Symposium at Duke to Discuss Education of ‘New Engineer’

DURHAM, N.C. - A distinguished panel from academia, government and industry will discuss the education of engineers for the 21st century during the Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School of Engineering Symposium to be held from 2:15-3:45 p.m. Friday at Love Auditorium in Duke University's Levine Science [...]

September 16, 1999

Latest Henry Petroski Book Assesses Evolution and Engineering of Bookshelves

DURHAM, N.C. - After writing six previous books for general audiences on engineering triumphs and disasters, famous bridges, and the histories of the pencil and other interesting objects, the latest volume by Duke University's Henry Petroski focuses on the storing, packaging, displaying and care of [...]

May 27, 1999

Duke University Names Kristina Johnson New Engineering Dean

DURHAM, N.C. -- Kristina Johnson, a University of Colorado electrical engineering professor and leader in interdisciplinary research that melds light with electronics, has been named dean of the Duke University School of Engineering, Provost John Strohbehn announced Wednesday. Johnson, 42, is an [...]

October 16, 1994

Kenneth Chestnut

The average Duke Engineering graduate either goes on to graduate school or uses the degree to buy a bigger salary in the job market. The typical graduate returns to campus for reunions and major sporting events, maybe an occasional pass through town. Alumnus Kenneth Chestnut is not your typical [...]

October 16, 1990

William A. Stokes

When some people hear the word “engineer,” they immediately picture smart people with thick glasses clutching a calculator in one hand and a computer disk in the other. In general, engineers do not have a widespread reputalion for their communication skills, social prowess, or vast array of [...]

January 01, 1988

Fitzgerald S. Hudson

Graduation Year: 1946 Major/Program: Civil Engineering Career Highlights: Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Duke School of Engineering Both the faculty and students were very receptive; they made you feel as though your potential was unlimited. Minutes after calling his secretary to say he is on [...]