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Program Information

The Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University is offering a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program during the summer of 2018. Through this REU program, students will have the opportunity to work on a research project related to solving one of the Grand Challenges of Engineering.

The Grand Challenges of Engineering are fourteen complex tasks aimed at ensuring the resiliency and the sustainability of the world's population and of future generations. These challenges include vital objectives such as: reverse-engineer the brain, make solar energy cost-competitive with coal, engineer better medicines, provide access to clean water, secure cyberspace, advance learning tools to deliver better education, among others.