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May 20, 2022

NAE Grand Challenges Scholar Program Recognized with Gordon Prize

The National Academy of Engineering recognized the program's innovative approach to engineering education

map showing increase of photosynthesis and carbon uptake by forests caused by hurricanes in 2004

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

Mona Dai

April 27, 2016

Mona Dai: Innovative Purification Technologies for Contaminated Drinking Water in Uganda

A 2014 Grand Challenges Scholar, Mona Dai aimed to provide reliable access to portable water purification technologies in sub-Saharan Africa.

students working on a HackDuke project in a glass-walled room

April 27, 2016

HackDuke: Coding for Social Good

Hackers come from all across the nation and globe, from as far away as the West Coast and England, to create solutions in a collaborative environment

Noura Von Briesen and another student working on a suspension bridge

April 27, 2016

Students Tackle the Grand Challenges: Medicines, Neurons and Infrastructure

With a total of 25 students currently enrolled in the Grand Challenge Scholars Program, many exciting projects are in the works.

Mark Wiesner at the outdoor mesocosm facility

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

Duke Smart Home experiment makes efficient work of lawn care

April 13, 2016

Oxygen Key to Containing Coal Ash Contamination

Potentially overlooked factor could affect safety of coal ash disposal

April 07, 2016

Getting the Graduate Experience in Silicon Valley

Duke creates new program in Silicon Valley to immerse engineering, law graduate students in entrepreneurship

April 05, 2016

Spring Break Research at 12,000 Feet

Duke environmental engineering undergraduates working with professor Mike Bergin traveled to Bolivia to study air and water quality

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.