Graduate students learn system dynamics

June 25, 2018

Learning System Dynamics to Support Policy Research, No Advanced Math Required

The Modeling Health & Environment Graduate Working Group trains graduate students to use software to build graphically complex models

July 01, 2009

Ilinca Stanciulescu: Romanian Alum Into Aerospace

Graduation Year: 2005 Degree at Duke: PhD Major/Program: Civil Engineering Career Highlights: Assistant professor of civil engineering at Rice University Just like her mother, Ilinca Stanciulescu (PhD ’05) has always excelled at math and science, and also like her mother, she became a civil [...]

June 24, 2009

Monserrate Among Four Named Duke Trustees

DURHAM, N.C. -- Four new members and three new observers will join the Duke University Board of Trustees, the university announced Wednesday. Martha Monserrate E’81, G’82, of Rye, N.Y., Dr. Paul Farmer T’82, of Cambridge, Mass., Peter J. Kahn L’76 of Bethesda, Md., and Ralph Eads III T’81, of [...]

May 20, 2009

Novel Approach Estimates Nanoparticles in Environment

DURHAM, N.C. – Without knowing how much of an industrial chemical is being produced, it is almost impossible for scientists to determine if it poses any threat to the environment or human health. Civil engineers at Duke University believe they have come up with a novel way of estimating how much of [...]

May 10, 2009

Duke graduates 523 engineers in May 2009

Duke University awarded degrees to 523 undergraduate and graduate engineering students on May 10 in ceremonies beginning with a university-wide commencement celebration in Wallace Wade Stadium and ending with a Pratt School of Engineering ceremony in Duke Chapel. Pratt Dean Tom Katsouleas Bachelor [...]

May 05, 2009

For the First Time, Pratt Wins at WERC Contest

After years of heading to New Mexico to compete in a prestigious design competition and coming home empty-handed, this spring Pratt finally has not one, but three prizes, with one team taking first place honors in their division.

March 24, 2009

Half of Americans See Other Country as Technological Leader

Half of all Americans expect another country to emerge this century as the world’s leader in addressing technological challenges that range from the economy to global warming, according to a survey of U.S. public opinion released March 3 by Duke University. Although only 34 percent of Americans [...]

March 05, 2009

Buckyballs Could Keep Water Systems Flowing

Microscopic particles of carbon known as buckyballs may be able to keep the nation's water pipes clear in the same way clot-busting drugs prevent arteries from clogging up. Engineers at Duke University have found that buckyballs hinder the ability of bacteria and other microorganisms to accumulate [...]

January 01, 2009

M. Katherine Banks: Combines Biology, Environmental Engineering

Graduation Year: 1989 Degree at Duke: Bachelor of SciencePhD Major/Program: Civil Engineering Environmental Engineering Career Highlights: Purdue Bowen Engineering Head and Professor of Civil Engineering When I came to Duke, I was able to study the fundamental principles of systems that I couldn [...]

December 12, 2008

Undergrads Now Have Research Voice

Pediatric crash test dummy design. Snow pack depth measurements. Aeroelasticity of folding wings. Harvesting energy from ocean waves. All are examples of important cutting–edge research being conducted by engineers around the world. They are also telling examples of the breadth and depth of the [...]

November 17, 2008

Duke University Smart Home is a Cool Concept

Visiting The Home Depot Smart Home at Duke University is truly enlightening. Recently, MEM administrators had the opportunity to tour the house with Jim Gaston, Duke Smart Home Program Director. Designed and managed by the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke's Smart Home was completed in 2007 and [...]