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June 03, 2014

$30 Million Gift to Advance Engineering and Science Education at Duke

Duke University alumni J. Michael and Christine Pearson have committed $30 million to the Pratt School of Engineering to advance engineering and science education across the university, President Richard H. Brodhead announced Tuesday. The Pearsons’ gift will support interdisciplinary programs, [...]

May 22, 2014

Screening for Autism: There's an App for That

Most schools across the United States provide simple vision tests to their students—not to prescribe glasses, but to identify potential problems and recommend a trip to the optometrist. Researchers are now on the cusp of providing the same kind of service for autism. Researchers at Duke University [...]

May 16, 2014

Eric Jones

Graduation Year: 1999 Degrees at Duke: Master's PhD Major/Program: Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Career Highlights: Co-founder, Enthought Pratt School of Engineering alumnus Eric Jones and high-school friend Travis Vaught launched Enthought Scientific Computing Solutions in 2001, [...]

May 16, 2014

Michael Drozd

Graduation Year: 1989 Degrees at Duke: Bachelor of Science PhD Major/Program: Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Career Highlights: Founder, Wright Foods In business, the most important thing is problem-solving day to day. And there is no better training for that in the world than [...]

May 16, 2014

Poornima Vijayashanker

Graduation Year: 2004 Degree at Duke: Bachelor of Science Major/Program: Computer Science Electrical Engineering Career Highlights: Founder, BizeeBee and Femgineer Poornima Vijayashanker likes to explore the full spectrum of every process, problem, and possibility. During her undergraduate studies [...]

May 12, 2014

Duke Engineering Celebrates Class of 2014

Duke University awarded degrees to 428 undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Sunday, May 11, in ceremonies that began with university-wide commencement exercises at Wallace Wade Stadium and included Pratt School of Engineering celebrations at Cameron Indoor Stadium and Duke Chapel. [...]

May 05, 2014

Robert J. Stets, PhD: Structuring Information Infrastructures

Software Engineer, Google Mountain View, CA Graduation Year: 1992 Degree at Duke: Bachelor of Science Major/Program: Computer ScienceElectrical Engineering Career Highlights: Since Robert Stets left Duke, he’s had many different jobs, including designing computer memory chips for the Semiconductor [...]

May 02, 2014

ECE Alumni Profiles

A degree in electrical and computer engineering from Duke opens doors—to a stunningly wide array of career paths. See what a few of our alumni are up to in the stories below.    

May 02, 2014

Ellen MacLean: Tracking Success

Senior Principal Engineer, Defense Industry Greater San Diego, CA Graduation Year: 1986 Major/Program: Electrical Engineering Career Highlights: A senior principal engineer at Orincon, a San Diego company later acquired by Lockheed Martin, Ellen MacLean builds algorithms for tracking and data- [...]

May 01, 2014

Robert Greenberg, MD, PhD: Building the Bionic Eye

Co-founder, CEO and President, Second Sight Medical Products Adjunct Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering, UCLA Los Angeles, CA Graduation Year: 1990 Degree at Duke: Bachelor of Science Major/Program: Biomedical EngineeringElectrical Engineering Career Highlights: Robert Greenberg is [...]

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