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March 30, 2021

The High-Stakes Game of Geoengineering

With NSF support, risk scientist Mark Borsuk and colleagues are using a combination of an experimental game and mathematical modeling to understand and predict when and why nations might choose to enact politically risky “quick fix” solutions to climate change

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April 15, 2021

AI Pinpoints Local Pollution Hotspots Using Satellite Images

Technique could find sources of heavy air pollution and allow researchers to better study its effects on human health and make socially just policy decisions

Andrew Jones III

April 15, 2021

Andrew Jones III: Expanding Access to Safe, Clean Water

New faculty member Andrew Jones III blends environmental engineering and policy analysis, aiming to improve water quality and advance water equity

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April 13, 2021 | Duke Graduate School

PhD Student Investigating Potential Cause of Mysterious Kidney Disease

Jake Ulrich uses analytical chemistry techniques to study organic contaminants in water systems

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April 05, 2021 | Duke Today

Infrastructure Plan Could Make up for Lost Years, but Still Won't Meet Country's Needs

CEE Emeritus Professor Henry Petroski says President Biden's 'Build Back Better' plan addresses many - but not all - of the country's needs

Fred Boadu and Arnetta Girardeau

April 01, 2021

“Belonging While Black at Duke” Book Club Launched

A Duke engineer joins a Duke copyright expert to lead colleagues in exploring issues of equity and inclusion through focused readings

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March 24, 2021

With New ‘Empowerment Fund,’ Engineering Alumni Help Students Take the Next Step

Starting this semester, the WIN Empowerment Fund will help engineering students with financial need cover the incidental costs associated with securing academic and professional positions after graduation

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March 03, 2021 | Duke Today

Amid a Pandemic, New and Renovated Buildings Open

Mitchell Vann, the director of Facilities for the Pratt School of Engineering, knows that the Duke community will find a lot to be proud of in the Wilkinson Building.

WaSH-AID team member Molly Matlock conducting wastewater sampling

March 03, 2021

Comparing the Swab to the Sewer

Duke pilot testing effectiveness of campus wastewater sampling to detect SARS-CoV-2, and comparing it to nasal swabs

Ravi Bellamkonda, left, and Jeff Glass

February 16, 2021

Bellamkonda Named Provost at Emory; Glass to Serve as Interim Dean

Ravi Bellamkonda, the dean of the Pratt School of Engineering since 2016, will depart Duke in June to serve as the provost and executive vice president at Emory

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February 04, 2021

Re-Engineering the Consumer Product Life Cycle

Duke civil and environmental engineers are working to make raw materials more sustainable and reimagining how we deal with harmful waste

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