Through Duke University’s First-Year Design (FYD) program, students gain early experience as they work in multi-disciplinary teams to design and build prototype solutions to solve real-world, client-based problems.
A cost-effective, residential bridge that can withstand major weather events
A storage system for adaptive sports equipment for those with physical challenges or disabilities
An efficient and productive makerspace from a 40-foot-long converted shipping container
October 30, 2020
First-Year Design finds ways to provide real-world engineering experiences during a difficult semester
March 2, 2020
First-Years work to alleviate trash issues in Durham's local waters.
January 10, 2020
Members of Skanska’s Durham NC team supporter first-year Duke University students as they created a solution that could one day improve safety on job sites across the world
Duke Engineering offers students a progressive immersion in engineering design, from the first-year overview to capstone design projects in their chosen disciplines.
You have the opportunity to support bright students and to benefit from their ideas!
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