Through Duke University’s new 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 hand-held inhaler that helps the elderly to self administer medicine
A “lock-out” buzzer for a specific, adjusted, individual amount of time to support learning for students with ASD
A cheap, noninvasive design that can work with current heating systems to distribute cool air
September 19, 2019
A team's electric toothbrush attachment designed to assist those with ALS gains national attention!
September 4, 2019
Student surveys also show improved teamwork, communication and leadership skills.
May 22, 2019
Duke Forest provides an update on Duke Student Activity, including how one FYD team took on the challenge of collecting and sorting mast (the fruit of forest trees and shrubs... like, acorns and nuts!).
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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