Sustainable Engineering

DEID holds sustainability as one of its primary values. All our design practices are underpinned by cultural, ethical, environmental and economic stewardship.

Community Driven Development

Our community partners are at the core of our working model. They collaborate with us on the projects from design to implementation.

High-Impact Projects

Our ultimate goal is to change lives. We leverage the power of engineering design and scientific innovation to better living standards in our partner communities


Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID) is a student organization in the Pratt School of Engineering. Every year, we send student-led groups to locations around the globe to assess and implement engineering projects that spur development.

After working with communities to identify their 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 on-site.

If you would like to get involved or learn more about DEID, please contact the presidents at

Mission Statement

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.

For more information, please see our brochure.

DEID Brochure 2017-2018