Undergrads in the News

April 12, 2013
Ever forget your contact case on a trip and you have nowhere to put your lenses? Pratt Engineering student Matt Pleatman and his co-founders have a solution for you: the Contact Lens Refresh Card, an ultra slim, all-in-one contact lens case and multipurpose solution carrier that fits into your...
October 09, 2012
Meet Cameron Kim – a Pratt Engineering student working on synthetic biology who also officiates for the Duke Quidditch team. Originally from Brandon, Florida, Cameron became interested in molecular biology and engineering in high school."I see most people identify biomedical engineering as...
August 23, 2011
Americans by the millions rip open ketchup packets for their French Fries without even thinking twice about it.This simple act, however, could in the near future be a life-saver for a baby born in Africa of a mother infected with HIV, especially if the pouch is filled with anti-retroviral...
December 03, 2010
DURHAM, N.C. -- Engineering student Alessondra (Allie) Speidel is one of three Duke University seniors to win a Marshall Scholarship to continue in their respective fields of study after graduation. Biology major Nick Altemose and english major Katherine Buse were the other winners.
July 20, 2010
DURHAM, N.C. -- As physician-guided robots routinely operate on patients at most major hospitals, the next generation robot could eliminate a surprising element from that scenario -- the doctor. 
February 23, 2010
Two years ago, a group of Duke University engineering undergrads traveled to Uganda to address some of the most pressing needs of a small community. Among other projects, they planned to help villagers connect to the outside world through the Internet and to improve the ability of local coffee...