Duke University, Edmund C. Pratt Jr. School of Engineering

Program support
To support the Grand Challenges Undergraduate Scholars Program at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. The Program expands the current engineering curricula to include interdisciplinary work and independent research focused on the National Academy of Engineering’s fourteen Grand Challenges for the 21st century. The fourteen Grand Challenges are to make solar energy economical; provide energy from fusion; develop carbon sequestration methods; manage the nitrogen cycle; provide access to clean water; restore and improve urban infrastructure; advance health informatics; engineer better medicines; reverse-engineer the brain; prevent nuclear terror; secure cyberspace; enhance virtual reality; advance personalized learning; and engineer the tools of scientific discovery.  

The Edmund C. Pratt Jr. School of Engineering provides a rigorous engineering education that enables graduates to lead productive, rewarding, and ethical lives as leaders and innovators in the 21st century workforce.

The School of Engineering is one of ten constituent schools at Duke University.  Founded in 1924, Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina.