Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID) is an organization that supports high-impact engineering projects around the world by combining community-driven ideas with student design. DEID partners with under-served communities on cost-efficient and sustainable projects aimed at improving the standard of living of numerous individuals. Students gain real-world experience working on projects in a wide range of engineering disciplines that promote a sense of international responsibility.
Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID) is a student organization in the Pratt School of Engineering. Every year, student-led groups partner with different communities around the world to assess and implement engineering projects that spur development. After working with communities to identify needs, we collaborate with professors and professional mentors during the school year to design solutions that are then implemented in the upcoming summer. Teams spend anywhere from a few weeks to two months within the communities.
Last Friday both travel teams attended a concrete workshop to help them be prepared for what to expect during their projects. We also have some important updates from our projects! The Uganda team is currently working on calculations for the final design of the secondary school in CEE315, Engineering Sustainable Development. The final presentation of Read more about WEEKLY UPDATE: 4/9/23[…]
DEID is hoping to conduct a site assessment trip to Kenya this summer for a future community health center project! We’re looking for 2 freshmen/sophomores for the travel team this summer that would be interested in continuing with the project next year.
DEID members spent this Saturday volunteering. Some volunteered to help with the Pauli Murray Bridge Restoration and others volunteered at the FEMMES+ capstone where they taught students in durham about the engineering process and let them each build little bridges that they designed. Our Uganda team is currently working on their final Design for the Read more about WEEKLY UPDATE: 3/26/23[…]
DEID has a busy upcoming few weeks! We have a Peace Corp Panel GBM on 3/23 from 6-7:30. We also have a service project on 3/25 from 9am-2pm: Pauli Murray Bridge Restoration (at Pauli Murray Place). So far in April we have a Concrete Workshop for the travel team members on 4/7 at 4pm. There Read more about Weekly Update: 3/19/23[…]
The eSwatini team is currently working on finalizing the bridge design! Design managers Franny Lee and Emily Hallock met with our design engineer in charge to compare designs and make some edits to stay conservative of the bridge loadings and material usage. We are scheduled to turn in our final design to Engineers in Action Read more about Weekly Update: 3/5/23[…]
Duke Engage decisions came out this week so stay tuned to see our finalized travel team members for this summer! We also had a successful Candy Gram fundraiser this week!
Check out the meet our team tab to learn more about the members of our executive board and see the headshots that were taken last weekend! There are also fundraisers for both the Uganda and eSwatini team going on this month. More information on both of these fundraisers is under the support tab on the Read more about WEEKLY UPDATE: 2/12/23[…]
In this weeks Exec meeting we discussed our February Fundraiser Candy Grams! The Uganda team also has a February fundraiser. More information on this is under support and Uganda fundraising. We also have a GBM coming up on February 9th!
Our team members have been working to complete the bridge program and bridge design education courses provided by Engineers in Action (EIA). These courses help the team better understand our role in relation to EIA and help walk us through the bridge design that we will be completing once assigned a site, respectively. Our fundraising Read more about Bolivia 2020 Weekly Update: 12/01/19[…]