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June 19, 2008

Smart Home Gets Top Environmental Building Score

The Home Depot Smart Home at Duke University, a 10-person student residence hall for green living and learning, has achieved a top-level platinum standard for its design from the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system. The building becomes the first in North Carolina to achieve that [...]

June 19, 2008

Experimental Phone Network Uses Virtual Sticky Notes

The rapid convergence of social networks, mobile phones and global positioning technology has given Duke University engineers the ability to create something they call "virtual sticky notes," site-specific messages that people can leave for others to pick up on their mobile phones. "Every mobile [...]

May 19, 2008

Lee Pearson Commencement Speech 2008

Welcome mothers and happy Mother's Day, thank you for all that you do. Welcome fathers thanks for your part in making Mother's Day possible.

May 11, 2008

Duke University Awards Degrees to 404 Engineers

Duke University and its Pratt School of Engineering awarded degrees to 230 undergraduate and 174 graduate students May 11 and engineering Dean Robert L. Clark said Pratt’s graduating seniors are ready to help tackle some of the many challenges facing the nation and the global society.

May 08, 2008

Gift to Drive Better Understanding of Uncertainty Analysis

Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has received a gift of $5 million from an anonymous donor to establish a new undergraduate curriculum that will encourage students to think critically about problems that lack obvious solutions, like those they will encounter after graduation, President [...]

May 07, 2008

Industry Advisory Board Panel Discussion

What would you recommend the students do during the first 100 days of their new jobs? What should they do to hit the ground running? What are the common mistakes students make in the first year of employment?  What do you see as the biggest challenge to introducing a new service and how do you [...]

April 25, 2008

Noia wins Intel Foundation/Semiconductor Research Corp. Education Alliance Master’s Scholarship.

Pratt senior Brandon Noia has been awarded an Intel Foundation/Semiconductor Research Corp. Education Alliance Master’s Scholarship. The two-year award provides tuition and fees, a $2,060 monthly stipend and an annual gift of $2,000 to the ECE department. Noia will study under ECE Professor Krish [...]

April 25, 2008

Fernandez wins NDSEG Fellowship

Christy Fernandez, a member of the Duke Imaging and Spectroscopy Group advised by ECE Professor David Brady. She is yet another Pratt winner of a 2007 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Fernandez’s application was selected by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research [...]

April 23, 2008

Dan Roberts a Goldwater Scholar

Dan Roberts, a junior in Duke's Pratt School of Engineering, was one of three Duke students to receive a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for the 2008-2009 academic year. Another engineering student, Stephen DeVience, received an honorable mention.

April 21, 2008

Clare Boothe Luce Fellows Two Years Later

Two years after receiving prestigious fellowships designed to support women scientists, three Pratt graduate students are well into their research with such diverse projects as brain-computer interfaces, nanoparticle exposures and a new method for breast cancer screening.

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