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

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

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

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

design teams develops model for training nurses how to insert a needle

May 29, 2018 | Duke Engineering News

Duke Engineering Design Class and Pod

From the 2018 DukEngineer Magazine, a new first-year student experience is catching positive reviews from its first semesters

April 17, 2018 | Laboratory Equipment

Collaborative spaces expand students' minds

Duke University recently repurposed several spaces to foster collaboration, support innovation and showcase design to create places that encourage students to tinker and discover.

Working in the Pod classroom

March 22, 2018 | Duke Engineering News

Real-World Design

An innovative course gives first-year students early engineering experience as they work in teams to design, prototype and deliver solutions to meet real community needs

March 7, 2018 | The Chronicle

The Design POD to Host "Repair Café"

Pratt's upcoming Repair Café empowers people to pick up their own tools

March 1, 2018 | Learning Innovation

First Year Engineering Design Course Seeks Clients

If you have an idea, instructors are ready to talk with you about what makes a problem into a FYD project.

February 8, 2018 | Duke Magazine

From the President: Trying and Failing at the Pod

President Price visits the Design POD and takes his turn at seeing how a design team recreates the prosthetic arm to improve training for nursing.

November 22, 2017 | 3D Printing

A Peek into the POD

The Co-Lab went undercover and snuck over to the POD to get an inside look at the makerspace and the first semester of projects.

October 12, 2017 | Duke Research Blog

Engineering Design Pod: The Newest Innovation Center

We know the POD is outfitted and awesome. For street cred, the students say "this place is frickin’ awesome!"

The interior of the new design lab

August 24, 2017 | Duke Engineering News

New First-Year Design Course, Space Debut

Program part of new initiative designed to give all Duke Engineering students project- and problem-based experiences right from the start

Ann Saterbak

April 28, 2017 | Duke Engineering News

Saterbak to Lead Redesign of Pratt First-Year Experience

The nationally-recognized engineering education expert will start the new program with a hands-on pilot course for 50 first-year students in this fall.