o keep students properly distanced while still getting hands-on experience together, some teams work outside on any given day

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

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.

August 27, 2019 | Pratt School of Engineering

Michael Rizk: Personalizing Undergraduate Education

New faculty member Michael Rizk is the latest innovative mind to join Duke Engineering’s design education “dream team”

May 22, 2019 | Duke Forest

Engineering first-years build Mast

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!).

April 30, 2019 | The Chronicle

Don't ovary-act: Lessons in design

Have you ever thought about what it takes to get a synthetic uterus through the TSA screening line at the airport? Neither had we. Design team members narrate their experiences traveling with a synthetic uterus on the way to a competition.

students with hanger invention

April 9, 2019 | Duke Engineering News

First Year, First Patent Pending

In Duke Engineering’s first-year design course, five students designed an innovative tool that helps get artwork hung just right

Three Peas in the Pod Video

April 3, 2019 | Duke Engineering News

'Three Peas in the Pod' Demo Engineering Design Skills

In 11 fun and encouraging videos, three students demonstrate power tools, but always with a focus on safety.

February 5, 2019 | Duke ECE

Duke Engineering Joins KEEN Network

National network promotes 'entrepreneurial mindset' in engineering education