Alumni & Giving in the News

June 21, 2013
Getting a Duke engineering degree as preparation for becoming an actor? For Matthew Cornwell, it wasn’t the most direct path, but it’s worked just fine. “Whether it’s ever expressly stated or not, as an engineer, you’re learning how to think creatively,” he points out. “You’re accessing both sides...
April 30, 2013
Two Duke engineering faculty have been named as the inaugural recipients of the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. Professorships.
March 19, 2013
One of the Pratt School of Engineering’s newest faculty members is now the holder of one of its newest named professorships.
January 18, 2012
Gene Goodson grew up around cars. From the age of 12, he spent his summers helping out in his father’s automobile dealership, doing everything from putting on seat covers to changing oil to driving the wrecker on nights and weekends. So it would seem inevitable that Goodson would end up with a...
November 15, 2011
On November 4, Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering unveiled a new awards wall honoring the 23 alumni and faculty who have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering to date. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer.
July 07, 2011
When Duke alumni fondly recall memories from their undergraduate years, such recollections invariably include impromptu games of Frisbee on the quad, hanging out on a bench, and running to catch a bus on West Campus. However, for Court Lorenzini, some of his favorite college experiences occurred in...