Outreach and Service Learning

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is involved in a range of outreach and service learning programs for Duke and non-Duke students.


REU - Research Experiences for Undergraduates

For more details on the REU programs sponsored by Duke Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Center for Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT), please check back in January 2018 for details about the summer 2018 program.

Service Learning

Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID)

DEID supports high-impact engineering projects around the world by combining community-driven ideas with student design. DEID partners with under-served communities on cost-efficient and sustainable projects aimed at improving the standard of living of numerous individuals. Students gain real-world experience working on projects in a wide range of engineering disciplines that promote a sense of international responsibility.

DEID students designed and constructed a community greywater system for El Pital, in Honduras

DEID students designed and constructed a community greywater system for El Pital, in Honduras.


The DukeEngage program provides funding for Duke undergraduates who wish to pursue an intensive civic engagement experience within a community that has an identified need. Through DukeEngage, Duke students address societal issues within the U.S. and abroad. Below is a video featuring one of Pratt's projects in Rwanda in recognition that, by summer 2016, more than 3,400 Duke students will have volunteered more than 1 million hours through DukeEngage, having served more than 600 community organizations around the world.