Alumni & Giving in the News

August 17, 2010
Having a father as a welder and farmer as well as several uncles in construction as superintendents, contractors, brick masons and carpenters, math and science were made practical to Howard Conyers. Even as a small child who didn’t know what an engineer was, he experienced both fields with his...
May 05, 2010
After graduating from Duke in May 2007 with a triple major in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Economics, Andrew Longenecker joined McKinsey & Company in their New York City office. As a management consulting firm, McKinsey offers strategic business consulting to companies...
April 23, 2010
By Lyndsey MorganAdvice to Duke Students from Pratt alumnus Herbie Bohnet: Work hard, have fun.  This is apropos advice coming from Bohnet, who graduated in 2000 with a double major in biomedical and mechanical engineering. A major highlight of his college career was watching the goalposts...
January 26, 2010
By Lyndsey MorganSince graduating in 2005 with a degree in mechanical engineering, Noel Bakhtian has been living the life of an academic. She is currently in the middle of her PhD program in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford.Although her program has a heavy workload, Bakhtian admitted, “It’s...
July 09, 2009
What Philip Bayly laughingly calls a “character flaw” in his own personality has inspired him to pursue challenges in many different areas, from high-speed machining to measuring abnormal heart beats to understanding the tiny hair-like structures lining human lungs.What do these disparate...
July 06, 2009
Just like her mother, Ilinca Stanciulescu (Ph.D. ’05) has always excelled at math and science, and also like her mother, she became a civil engineer. A native of Romania, Stanciulescu earned a B.S. and an M.A.Sc. in civil engineering from the Technical University of Civil Engineering in Bucharest,...