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April 07, 2017

Sink or Swim: Duke’s ASCE Chapter Combines Creativity and Engineering

Duke's undergraduate ASCE team wins two awards at annual engineering competition.

June 17, 2015

Engineering Dean Named Provost at the University of Virginia

Tom Katsouleas, the Vinik Dean of Engineering at Duke‘s Pratt School of Engineering, was named executive vice president and provost at the University of Virginia on Wednesday. During Katsouleas’ seven-year tenure at Duke, engineering graduate student enrollment has risen by 62 percent, Pratt [...]

June 02, 2015

Duke's First Energy Minors Demonstrate Burgeoning Professional Demand

Commencement season brought evidence of the continual and growing demand for undergraduate energy education programs at Duke University, as the Pratt School of Engineering graduated its first students in its minor in Energy Engineering and the Certificate in Energy and the Environment bid farewell [...]

May 11, 2015

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2015

Duke University awarded degrees to 441 undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, in ceremonies that began with diploma ceremonies for professional masters degree students, continued with a university-wide commencement exercises at Durham Bulls Athletic [...]

April 29, 2015

A Fitting Name for New Gross Hall Space: 'The Foundry'

Evoking the energetic spirit of industry and entrepreneurship, the new “maker space” in the lower level of Gross Hall has been named The Foundry: The Design Foundry @ Duke. The name was selected from 174 naming ideas submitted by 121 students, faculty and staff during a campus-wide contest. “There [...]

April 29, 2015

New Duke Facility Will Advance Engineering, Physics

Duke University plans to build a $100 million, 85,000-square-foot facility to expand education and research programs in engineering and physics. Scheduled to open in 2018, the building will create a hub where engineering and physics faculty work together with graduate and undergraduate students to [...]

April 27, 2015

Duke Receives $9.75 Million for ‘Big Data’ Initiative

Duke University has received $9.75 million in gifts and matching funds to support an initiative that focuses on harnessing massive amounts of information to tackle society’s biggest challenges, President Richard H. Brodhead said Monday. Launched in 2013, the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD) [...]

March 31, 2015

Population Could Outpace Water by Mid-Century

Population growth could cause global demand for water to outpace supply by mid-century if current levels of consumption continue. But it wouldn't be the first time this has happened, a Duke University study finds. Using a delayed-feedback mathematical model that analyzes historic data to help [...]

March 27, 2015

Wiesner Named Chair of Duke CEE

Mark Wiesner has been named chair of Duke’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, effective July 1, 2015. Wiesner, who holds the James L. Meriam Professorship of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is a recognized leader in the national and international civil and environmental [...]

March 23, 2015

Educating Engineers to Meet Grand Challenges

In a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama today, Duke and more than 120 other U.S. engineering schools announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century. These "Grand [...]

March 19, 2015

Name That Space!

The new innovative 'maker space' in Gross Hall opens this fall, and the Duke community is invited to suggest its new name – entries due April 6.                                                     There’s something about garages and basements that connect with creativity. It’s a well-known story [...]

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