Duke Engineers for International Development


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.

Our Mission

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.