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July 09, 2018

Duke Blueprint Pioneers the Ideathon

Event brings energy and fast pace of hackathons to students of all academic backgrounds to generate blueprints for solutions to the world's most pressing issues

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March 03, 2017

Understanding Complex Infrastructure Systems

From prospecting for fossil fuels to implanting synthetic heart valves, human engineering is fast transforming natural environments. But how are our interventions affecting these systems—and vice-versa? Duke engineers are tackling those questions in a new initiative using “heavy data” methodologies [...]

March 02, 2017

Schaad Named Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers

David Schaad, professor of the practice of civil and environmental engineering, has been elected a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Schaad joins the fewer than 3.5 percent of members to hold the prestigious honor recognizing those who have made celebrated contributions and [...]

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February 21, 2017

Integrating Simulations of Complex Mechanics Across Campus

Before leaving the White House in early January 2017, President Obama named Guglielmo Scovazzi, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering (CEE) and mechanical engineering and materials science (MEMS) at Duke University, as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for [...]

February 13, 2017

Duke Joins Peer Universities in Filing Legal Brief Opposing White House Immigration Order

This article first appeared in Duke Today. Duke on Monday joined 16 other universities in filing an amicus brief opposing the Trump administration’s immigration order. Each of the 17 universities “has a global mission, and each derives immeasurable benefit from the contributions of diverse [...]

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January 31, 2017

Duke Women Share Their STEM Journeys

Employees and alumni discuss science, tech, engineering and math careers with students

January 30, 2017

Message from the Duke President and Provost on Federal Immigration Restrictions

This message originally appeared on Duke Today. Dear Colleagues, The new restrictions on immigration to the United States by residents of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen that were announced on Friday by President Trump are both confusing and disturbing.  We want to assure you [...]

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January 10, 2017

Scovazzi Wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

The highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

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January 10, 2017

Investigating the Impact of Nanomaterials on Living Things

We can't see them, but nanomaterials, both natural and manmade, are literally everywhere, from our personal care products to our building materials--we're even eating and drinking them. "Science Nation" video from NSF.

January 04, 2017

Seeing Nano

The sewer gnat is a common nuisance around kitchen and bathroom drains that’s no bigger than a pea. But magnified thousands of times, its compound eyes and bushy antennae resemble a first place winner in a Movember mustache contest. Sewer gnats’ larger cousins, horseflies are known for their [...]

December 14, 2016

Duke CEE Grad Student Wins Young Professional Honor

Judy Winglee, a Duke CEE doctoral student in environmental engineering, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the American Water Works Association Austin F. McCormack Jr. Award. The award is given annually to a young professional, 35 years old or younger, who has made notable contributions in [...]

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