Undergrads in the News

February 23, 2010
Who says you need buckets of cash and huge government bureaucracies to make a profound difference in the standard of living for people in developing countries?A handful of dedicated Duke undergraduate engineering students, with support from the GE Foundation, will later this year initiate an...
September 11, 2009
Once again, the Smart Home Program has received national attention for its contributions to making the world a greener place.This time, it was the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), who announced this week that the Duke program is one of the recipients of its Excellence in Green Building...
September 11, 2009
For Claude Flynn, long bicycle rides in the fresh air were therapy for the mind and exercise for the body. Every Sunday, she’d ride her bike 35 to 40 miles through the rolling Chatham County countryside south of Chapel Hill, N.C. Often, she would stop in a meadow, take in the sun, listen to the...
September 02, 2009
What do you get when you put 28 college students from across the nation into the same apartment complex in Cincinnati, Ohio? An amazing summer internship experience with a Johnson & Johnson company called Ethicon Endo-Surgery.
August 27, 2009
Brianna Vey, a rising senior and a biomedical engineering major, is spending her summer far from her hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. Temporarily at home in Philadelphia, the famed “City of Brotherly Love,” Vey is interning at Accenture, a consulting firm specializing in information...
December 12, 2008
In 2005, Aditi Misra spent a summer in an El Salvador hospital striving to keep ancient hospital equipment, such as ventilators and ECG machines, in good working order. If she and the other students in the Engineering World Health (EWH) summer program had stayed home that summer, many patients...