Undergrads in the News

June 29, 2011
DURHAM, N.C. -- So much for tagging photographs with names, locations and activities yourself – a new cell phone application can take care of that for you. The system works by taking advantage of the multiple sensors on a mobile phone, as well as those of other mobile phones in the vicinity.
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...
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...
June 10, 2009
It's a familiar scene in airports and train stations. Hands full with luggage, briefcase, laptop or coat and there’s something you need to remember, like the level and row numbers where you parked your car in the deck. What do you do?Instead of relying on your memory, or finding a place to put...
May 27, 2009
The pattern is born out year after year in college sports – teams with senior leadership usually fare better than younger teams.That sports truism certainly played out at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., May 13-16, where a team of 25 Pratt engineering students, dominated by...
November 14, 2008
In room 116, sophomores with Wii remotes strapped to their heads are jumping off chairs, being pushed in chairs or just plain walking past chairs and lab benches. In this BME110 Introduction to Biomechanics course, students are using the accelerometers in the remotes to measure the movements of...