February 9, 2024
From a lifting sytem for homeless shelter operations to a pitcher plant that will be used in a drama production of "Little Shop of Horrors", the Pratt Design Expo featured imaginative solutions to real-world needs in the community.
May 19, 2023
The student leaders of the First-Year Design (FYD) program are essential to the EGR 101 student experience. Teaching Assistants (TAs); Writing Consultants (WCs); and LabRATS (technical lab support) are selected from a competitive interview process.
May 8, 2023
Early in the fall semester students in EGR 101 have an opportunity to impact a unique group of North Carolina residents - local bluebirds. The assignment to build a wooden birdhouse is not hypothetical.
April 26, 2023
Dr. Ann Saterbak, Director of the First-Year Design Program, has won the Pratt School of Engineering Faculty Performance Award in Duke BME. These new awards were created to recognize, encourage and reward exceptional distinction, innovation, and productivity in teaching.
January 9, 2023
Dr. Aaron Kyle and Dr. Rebecca Simmons highlight the goals of EGR 101 projects, and showcase the end of semester poster symposium. Check out the video for footage from teams and learn more about projects from Fall 2022.
November 2, 2022
First-year engineering students Rania Challita, Ahnaf Hossain, Liam Byrne, and Ashley Huang are working togeter to create a stable storage system for chairs at the Duke Nasher Museum of Art. The full article can be found at the link above.
June 27, 2022
Dr. Michael Rizk, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering, has won a Maclin Community Grant.
June 27, 2022
Ann Saterbak, director of our First-Year Design program, and a professor of the practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has won an award for her innovative and outstanding work as an engineering educator from the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
June 27, 2022
Both makerspaces which host First-Year Design courses are featured in an article highlighting innovative and creative spaces on campus.
June 22, 2022
For team members Rodrigo Guerreiro, James Koconis, and Kaitlyn Roegner figuring out how to dispense liquids for a zero-waste store was just a fraction of what they learned during their first spring semester.
December 7, 2021 | Duke Engineering News
First-year design teams develop solutions for real clients with real problems, like crop loss and decreased mobility
November 17, 2021
Stop by the Duke Engineering Design POD (LSRCB110) and the first-floor foyer of Gross Hall to meet the student design teams.
November 8, 2021 | Bass Connections
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
From reducing injuries from intubations to helping elderly residents with their garbage bins, students in EGR 101 are as busy as ever.
September 21, 2021 | Duke Engineering News
Design team wins $15,000 National Cancer Institute prize for their innovative tool to help patients with colon cancer