June 01, 2007

Futuristic Technology Reproduces Ancient Structure

Students in Anathea Portier-Young’s Old Testament class recently used some of the planet’s most futuristic technology to study one of its most ancient biblical structures – all within a few hundred yards of the Divinity School.

June 01, 2007

Duke Motorsports Team Breaks School Record Again

The Duke Motorsports team has outdone itself yet again. The formula-style racecar the student team designed and built over the last two school years came in 23rd out of the 130 teams entered in the 2007 Formula SAE competition, beating previous winners Cornell University and the University of Texas [...]

May 01, 2007

Royal Wins NDSEG Fellowship

ECE graduate student Matthew Royal for winning a prestigious three-year National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship sponsored and funded by the Department of Defense. Royal was selected by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research from over 3,400 applications. The [...]

May 01, 2007

Garcia wins NRC Fellowship

Michael Garcia, a postdoctoral researcher who works jointly with ECE Professors April Brown and Jeff Glass, has won a National Research Council Fellowship from the National Academy of Sciences. The fellowship will provide $56,000 of funding support for Garcia to conduct research at Duke through the [...]

May 01, 2007

Cornwell’s Beer Launcher

Pratt ECE graduate John W. Cornwell continues to receive attention for his beer launcher invention. Cornwell, who graduated last May, was recently on the Ellen DeGeneres TV show. He was on the Late Show with David Letterman last month. Check out his invention at [...]

May 01, 2007

Sixth-Graders Get a 'BOOST' in N.C. Science Fair Competition

Two local sixth-grade girls--both advised by a graduate student “coach” from the Pratt School of Engineering--advanced through local and regional science fair competitions to compete at the state level this year. “The girls are exceptionally bright and very motivated and their hard work was [...]

May 01, 2007

Math Team Aces Contest with Airplane Boarding Model

Duke University teams led a pair of international math competitions with four “outstanding” awards. Only 18 out of more than 1,200 teams participating received the highest designation of “outstanding” in the competitions, which were sponsored by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications [...]

April 01, 2007

Li wins presentation award at AGU

Ph.D. student Jingbo Li, in Professor Steve Cummer's lab, won an Outstanding Student Presentation award at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in December. The AGU said his presentation on lightning processes in long delayed sprites was recognized as among the best of a strong group of [...]

April 01, 2007

Duke's First Engineers Week Draws a Crowd

Duke's first campus-wide Engineers Week celebration, offering a week-long series of events for both Pratt and Trinity students, proved a big success. The week's grand finale, an E-social loaded with contests and competitions that pitted "Team Pratt" against "Team Trinity," drew more than 500 [...]

March 01, 2007

Taking Advice from Alumni

On Feb. 9, Pratt school alums offered advice to current students at two different forums. Natalie Wisniewski, a medical device consultant who obtained her doctorate in biomedical engineering in Professor Monte Reichert's lab, spoke at a Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) event on enhancing [...]