working in the Pod


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.

You have the opportunity to support bright students and to benefit from their ideas!

3 Ways to be a Part of the Excitement:

  1. Project Idea
    When you see a need or problem, submit the idea as a project.
  2. Provide Support
    Share your knowledge as an expert in the engineering field as a team mentor.
  3. Pay It Forward
    Support components of FYD to ensure student success.

Interested in supporting First-Year Design by proposing a project, providing mentorship, or becoming a sponsor?

Get Involved