When Karna Vishwas finished his Pratt master’s degree in engineering management in 2009, the job market was bleak for most graduates. But Vishwas’ blend of technical, business, and management expertise landed him a position at a Silicon Valley internet advertising startup – a company so promising that Google snapped it up just seven months later.
MEM student Ali Safavi helps run the Chirba Chirba food truck and applies lessons learned working on his degree. Watch the news video and learn more about Chirba Chirba, featured on the Live Well Network.
Huyen Tran, MEMP '09 graduate and Co-Founder of women's fashion line, AmareSinh, is using her MEM degree in an interesting and unexpected way. Originally from Vietnam, Tran immigrated to the US when she was little and grew up in Philadelphia. Having an interest in advanced technology research, Tran received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Temple University.
Ahmad Shoaib, who studied at Duke U. on a Fulbright scholarship, is now back in Afghanistan, where he hopes that his engineering skills can help rebuild the country's infrastructure. - The Chronicle of Higher EducationFulbright Scholar from Afghanistan, Ahmad Shoaib, resolves to apply skills learned as MEM student at home. His first day on an American campus was a whirlwind.
I had the opportunity to interview Evan Kereiakes (MEMP Class of 2007) regarding his internship with the National Economic Council, where he worked in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next‐door to the White House. Evan was one of about 120 interns working in the White House for various groups over the summer.
DURHAM, N.C. -- The Duke University Board of Trustees on Saturday approved a new 18-month Master of Engineering Degree that is designed to provide students with the skills to contribute effectively to the technical needs of a global organization immediately upon graduation. The program will launch in the fall.
Duke's Pratt School of Engineering encourages student collaboration with industry, and the Master of Engineering Management Program (MEMP) fosters such collaboration through practicums, internships, seminars, and workshops.
When Baris Guzel, a Turkey native working in Germany, came to the US to get his MEM degree at Duke, he quickly discovered that America, among other things, is a country that uses technology efficiency. His in-box was quickly bombarded with emails asking him to complete surveys for anything from rating student services to registering for Fuqua courses. This was a new phenomenon for Baris, one that he had not experienced in Europe. He saw an opportunity not only to bring an internet based survey tool to Europe, but to bring a new improved survey tool.
How's this for a great recipe -- use environment toxins to improve energy efficiency?
Start with two chemicals, each of which is a noxious industrial byproduct. Combine. Package resulting liquid in eight-ounce bottles. Slap PowerShot on the label. Sell for $4.95 a pop.
Legions of genetically souped-up silkworms could someday produce a substance that more effectively protects troops in battle at less than half the weight of current body armor.
It has been long known that the silk spun by spiders is remarkably strong and flexible.
As a young man growing up in Chennai, India and in England, Gautham Pandiyan has always sought out new experiences and opportunities. When he came to Duke to pursue a PhD in Molecular Cancer Biology he took advantage of Dukes interdisciplinary approach to education and tried a few Fuqua classes.
DURHAM, N.C. -Â– Half of all Americans expect another country to emerge this century as the worlds leader in addressing technological challenges that range from the economy to global warming, according to a survey of U.S. public opinion released March 3 by Duke University.
Although only 34 percent of Americans gave themselves a grade of A or B for understanding the world of engineers and what they do, 72 percent nonetheless expect the technological advancements of the 21st century to surpass those of the previous century.
The fall semester was extremely busy for MEM students. Somewhere between building a roller coaster for Dr. Foxs project management class, sampling the finest cuisine that the world has to offer at the International Food Fest, and sorting through page upon page of corporate finance cases for Professor Skender, the semester came and went.
Many students who werent leaving Durham for the winter break had a lot of free time on their hands after the dust settled in the fall term.
Keddy Chandran is no stranger to travel. As a child he moved several times to various locations throughout the US and Canada, and in his adult life has traveled to just about any part of the globe you can think of. In fact, he was traveling across Europe last summer when his Blackberry alerted him to an email announcing the Stanford Technology Venture Programs Fellowship for the Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education.
The challenge caught his eye for a number of reasons.