DUHatch Company Showcase

Are you interested in entrepreneurship, forming a startup, or working with one at Duke? Come join us for an evening event (free dinner provided), where the latest batch of DUhatch student startups will present their progress. Our teams represent diverse industries such as medical devices, shared-economy, imaging/data analytics, and more! It is a great opportunity for anyone interested in entrepreneurship to connect, network, and learn about the resources that DUhatch has to offer! WHO: Everyone is welcome!

Campaign Technology and the Future of Polling

Microsoft, Duke in DC, and POLIS present:Campaign Technology & The Future of Polling We consume information and communicate in completely different ways than we did five or ten years ago. Across all generations, people are choosing smartphones over landlines, streaming over traditional television, and becoming savvier in how they interact on the internet. Do these behaviors create insurmountable challenges for the polling industry?

Fluid-Structure Interaction and Coupled Sensitivity Analysis for Design Optimization of Both Static and Dynamic Aeroelastic Problems

Dr. Seongim Choi, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, VirginiaTechHigh-fidelity analysis and design of dynamic aeroelasctic problems, including aircraft wing flutter or helicopter rotor blades flows in forward flight, requires time-dependent solutions of both aerodynamics and structures.

How I Accidentally Became an Entrepreneur

Chikai Ohazama is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Google Ventures. Chikai co-founded Keyhole, which was acquired by Google in 2004 and became what we now know as Google Earth. He was one of the first product managers when the Geo group was initially formed within Google, and over the years he has led key efforts like satellite imagery, monetization, and mobile maps. He most recently worked at Niantic Labs where he led the Field Trip product. Prior to Keyhole, Chikai worked at Silicon Graphics in the Advanced Graphics Division. Chikai has a B.E.

Catalyzing Impact through Investment

RSVP here: can an innovative investment intermediary work with funds, governments, and enterprises to catalyze the impact investment market across a country? Nick O'Donohoe, former Global Head of Research at JP Morgan, will talk about the foundation of Big Society Capital and its work dedicated to the development of social impact investing in the UK.

Made to Stick for the Social Sector: The Quest for Messages That Resonate

Why do some ideas thrive while others die? And how do we improve the chances of worthy ideas? Join us October 29th as Dan Heath, co-author of Made to Stick, talks about Made to Stick for the Social Sector: The Quest for Messages That Resonate. RSVP here: is the co-author, along with his brother Chip, of three New York Times bestsellers: Decisive, Switch, and Made to Stick.

Stryker Info Session

Scott Zufall and the Duke campus recruiting team will be on campus to present information about the company, culture and opportunities available at Stryker.This is a great way to connect with Scott and Pratt alumniStryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine, which help improve patient and hospital outcomes.

GlaxoSmithKline Future Leaders Program Info Session

Hello, I m Cooper Eben. I m a recent Pratt alum in Biomedical Engineering (BSE 2014, MEng 2015), and am a new employee at GlaxoSmithKline at their manufacturing facility in Zebulon, NC. We re currently hiring for our Future Leaders Program in Global Manufacturing & Supply (GMS). The Future Leaders Program is a 3 year rotational program that chooses the top talent in science and engineering graduates to develop into key GMS leaders.

How advancing technologies are making it possible for engineers to solve humanity's grand challenges

Vivek Wadhwa will explain how, with the convergence of fields such as artificial intelligence, sensors, robotics, and medicine, it is becoming possible to solve the problems that have long plagued humanity. Entrepreneurs can now do what only governments and big research labs could do before in solving these and they can wipe out entire industries. He will highlight some of the technologies that entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and the world are creating and the impact these will have. Bio: Wadhwa is Executive in Residence at the Pratt School of Engineering.