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
December 7, 2021
First-year design teams develop solutions for real clients with real problems, like crop loss and decreased mobility
November 8, 2021
Undergraduate Reya Magan joined a Bass Connections team to help prepare the next generation of engineers for their careers. The team designed modules for Engineering 101
November 4, 2021
From reducing injuries from intubations to helping elderly residents with their garbage bins, students in EGR 101 are as busy as ever.
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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