Danal Blessis, '82
Evening with Duke Engineering Faculty-Alumni
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm EST
Duke University Pratt School of Engineering
Durham, North Carolina 27707
Learn more & Register
The Duke Triangle Area Pratt Alumni (TAPA) invite the engineering alumni community to join us for a series of short talks with professors and fellow Duke alumni around current topics on teaching and research at the Pratt School of Engineering.
Please join us for TAPA Talks 2.0 (virtual edition). Our faculty will be sharing current topics they are passionate about, from the first-year design experience to new master's degree opportunities, from research to robotics. There will be something for everyone!
Format: Zoom webinar. Each 10-minute fast-fire talk will be followed by a short Q&A session. All alumni, family and future budding engineers are welcome to join.
If you are not able to join in person due to time zones or other conflicts, please register anyway and we will send you a link to the recorded session afterwards.
Triangle Area Pratt Alumni
Connecting and building a network of Duke affiliated engineers in the Triangle
The DukeEngage affinity group connects, engages, and provides leadership opportunities to Duke students and alumni who have participated in DukeEngage and share a passion for civic engagement.
Speakers and Topics
Dr. Mark Borsuk, MS ‘01, PhD ‘01
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
TAPA Talk: “Should We Be Engineering the Earth’s Climate?”
Dr. Jeffrey Glass, MBA ‘99
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Senior Associate Dean for Education and Learning Innovation
TAPA Talk: “ The Evolving Educational Landscape: Developing New Master’s Degree and Short Course Opportunities”
Dr. Michael Rizk, PhD ‘08
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Biomedical Engineering
TAPA Talk: “First-Year Design for Engineering Students”
Dr. Rebecca Simmons, BSE '00, PhD '04
Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
TAPA Talk: “This Engineering Life”
Dr. Daniel Sorin, BSE ‘96
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science
TAPA Talk: "Designing Computers for Robotics