Students present their "smart shade" prototype to bystanders

December 7, 2021 | Duke Engineering News

Solutions for Seedling Sunburn, Runaway Trash Bins and Other Woes

First-year design teams develop solutions for real clients with real problems, like crop loss and decreased mobility

Bastiaan Driehuys, professor of radiology and physics, helps first-year students Mike Lund, Jaeyoung Kil and Megan Flanigan on a client project during EGR 101. The students were engineering a device to warm mannequin skin for the Duke School of Nursing. Photo: Jared Lazarus/Duke University

November 17, 2021

You're Invited! Fall 2021 Poster Sessions, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

Stop by the Duke Engineering Design POD (LSRCB110) and the first-floor foyer of Gross Hall to meet the student design teams.

Students working on an engineering project together

November 8, 2021 | Bass Connections

Incorporating Ethics Into Engineering

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 | Duke Research Blog

How Freshman Engineers Solve Real-World Problems in EGR 101

From reducing injuries from intubations to helping elderly residents with their garbage bins, students in EGR 101 are as busy as ever.

The team of Alanna Manfredini, Joanna Peng, Darienne Rogers and Amy Guan show their prototype for a low-cost colostomy bag

September 21, 2021 | Duke Engineering News

Duke Engineering First-Year Design Team Impresses at NIH DEBUT Competition

Design team wins $15,000 National Cancer Institute prize for their innovative tool to help patients with colon cancer

Squirrel and Mourning Dove identified with IR camera

November 19, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

What Lives in the Rainforest?

In competition for the newest XPRIZE, Duke engineering students develop drone-deployed tools to inventory the plant and animal life in rainforest ecosystems

two boys working outside with tubes

October 30, 2020 | Pratt School of Engineering

Introducing Engineering Concepts in a Pandemic

First-Year Design finds ways to provide real-world engineering experiences during a difficult semester

Collage of Duke Engineering students with their medical device designs

October 7, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Undergraduate Duke Engineering Design Teams Win National Prizes

Signature First-Year Design course inspires students to continue refining their projects, even years later

river in Duraham

March 2, 2020 | Duke Alumni Magazine

Starving the Beast

First-Years work to alleviate trash issues in Durham's local waters.

January 10, 2020 | Skanska

Duke University students help advance construction safety

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

December 18, 2019 | Pratt School of Engineering

Season's Greetings from where the Magic Happens!

Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season, as we engineer an outrageously ambitious 2020!

group of people in front of new building

December 18, 2019 | Pratt School of Engineering

Duke First-Year Designers Get a Lift from Skanska

The company constructing Duke’s newest engineering building challenged students to solve a tricky safety problem

December 5, 2019 | Pratt School of Engineering

FYD Showcase: Solutions for Puffins, Nurses and More

First-year design students spent the semester developing solutions for real clients across Duke, North Carolina and beyond

Team members: Meena Gudapati, Anish Karpurapu, Ashley Myers, attend RESNA Rehab Week Conference

September 19, 2019

SipClip receives exclusive invite to RESNA

A team's electric toothbrush attachment designed to assist those with ALS gains national attention!

Book Cradle Team members hold prototype in front of poster.

September 4, 2019 | Pratt School of Engineering

'I Can Do This'—Duke’s First-Year Design Course Boosts Student Self-Efficacy

Student surveys also show improved teamwork, communication and leadership skills.