May 08, 2008
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
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
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
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 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
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.
April 07, 2008
Talk to Matt Reynolds about his work and chances are he'll quote his favorite piece of trivia exemplifying the value of technology in our lives. Here it is: By the year 2005, more transistors -- tiny electrical gadgets found in everything from toasters to computers - had been created by human hands [...]
April 02, 2008
Even though he is six years out from graduating and now working at IBM, Vikram Iyengar, Ph.D., finds himself calling Krishnendu “Krish” Chakrabarty, Ph.D., on a monthly basis seeking advice or an opinion on a particular problem.
April 02, 2008
Three Duke University students have been selected for Goldwater Scholarships in science, mathematics and engineering for the 2008-09 academic year.They were among 321 sophomores and juniors chosen on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,035 mathematics, science and engineering students [...]
March 06, 2008
Duke University has selected Thomas Katsouleas, professor of electrical engineering and electrophysics at the University of Southern California and the school’s former vice provost for information services, as the new dean of the Pratt School of Engineering.