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The SMIF Undergraduate User Program provides Duke students with hands-on experience working with specialized equipment for fabrication, characterization, and imaging of micro- and nanoscale objects.

August 21, 2017

Pratt Undergrads Explore Nanoscience Research

A unique program gives Duke undergraduates hands-on experience working with specialized equipment for fabrication, characterization, and imaging of micro- and nanoscale objects.

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 Engineering Innovative Purification Technologies for Contaminated Drinking Water in Uganda The 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 Engineering Coding for Social Good A 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

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 [...]

April 07, 2016

Getting the Graduate Experience in Silicon Valley

Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative and Law School are launching a summer program that takes graduate students to the world’s hub for technical innovation and enterprise. The new offering will immerse students in the world of technology [...]

April 05, 2016

Spring Break Research at 12,000 Feet

This spring break, Duke environmental engineering undergraduates working with professor Mike Bergin traveled nearly 4,000 miles to study air and water quality in Bolivia's high-altitude capital city of La Paz, where they partnered with local students for a once-in-a-lifetime fieldwork experience. [...]

February 16, 2016

Henry Petroski: Insights on America's Road Taken

Henry Petroski published his 19th book, “The Road Taken,” on February 16, 2016. The book gives an in-depth look at the history and current state of infrastructure in the United States through the lens of roads and bridges. Through historical context, readers begin to understand how our roads came [...]

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