Pratt School of Engineering
Saturday, September 15, 2012
You and your family are invited to
8:15 am - 3:15 pm
Is engineering for you?
Do you want to clean up our environment, design the next generation of skyscrapers
or transportation systems, or help assure that people throughout the world have
access to safe drinking water? Then civil & environmental engineering may be for you.
Are you interested in designing machines, structures, and energy conversion devices,
or developing new materials used on the nanoscale and in the marketplace—and
everywhere in between? Then mechanical engineering may be for you.
Are you intrigued by devoting your career to integrating biology and engineering to
help detect and treat human disease? Biomedical engineering may be the answer.
Would you like to design computer-based systems, understand how signals are
processed and communicated, or use optical and optoelectronic technologies to
transmit and store data? Then you might pursue electrical and computer engineering.
Registration: Fitzpatrick Center (FCIEMAS), West Campus Tours of West Campus (optional)
Overview of Academic Departments in Pratt (multiple sessions) Lunch will be provided for all students and their guests.
Student Life Fair, Lab Demonstrations, and Co-curricular Opportunities:
Meet faculty and students and find out about research opportunities for undergradu-ates, civic engagement, and other extracurricular options, including the Smart Home and Duke Robotics. Also, learn about study abroad, research service learning, project-based learning, DukeEngage, Focus, and graduate and career opportunities.
Information session on admissions and financial aid.
8:15 am–9:45 am 8:45 am–9:30 am 9:45 am–11:05 am 11:15 am–12:10 pm 11:45 am–1:30 pm 12:30 pm–2:20 pm 2:30 pm–3:15 pm
DukeU N I V E R S I T Y
Pratt School of Engineering In Focus
Enjoy a full day of events designed to let you explore all that our Pratt School of Engineering has to offer. Learn about the Pratt School’s flexible curriculum, accredited undergraduate majors, and state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom facilities. Please feel free to wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes.
Additional information is available on our website at admissions.duke.edu. To register, go to
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I register for Pratt In Focus?
A. Please register at admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/register/prattinfocus. We ask that you RSVP by Monday, September 10.
Q: What if I cannot access the website?
A. Simply call the Admissions Office at 919-684-3214. We can provide you with information about the program over the phone or by fax.
Q: What if I am not sure if I want to apply to the Pratt School of Engineering?
A. Pratt In Focus will allow you to learn about academic options within engineering, as well as opportu-nities our engineering students have to pursue interests within the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. If you think engineering may be right for you, we encourage you to attend in order to learn more.
Q: What if I am not interested in engineering, but I still want to visit Duke?
A. If you are not interested in engineering, Pratt In Focus will probably not provide information that is relevant to you. We encourage you to visit our campus by attending an information session and campus tour. Go to admissions.duke.edu for information about visiting at another time.
Q: What if I am unable to attend Pratt In Focus?
A. If you are unable to attend Pratt In Focus, you are welcome to visit the campus anytime. Consult our website, admissions.duke.edu, for information session times, tour schedules, and class visit availabil-ity for the days you are able to visit.
TOWERVIEW RD NO RTH CHAPEL DR Bryan Ctr Chapel Teer Hudson Fitzpatrick Ctr (FCIEMAS) Law Parking Garage ($5 all day)
Physics Bio Sci DUKE UNIVERSITY RD ERWIN RD CIRCUIT DR NC 751/CAMERON BLVD 751 85 70 85 147 15 501 SCIENCE DR
Parking is available (for $5 per day) in the parking garage adjacent to the Bryan Center. If you exit the parking garage during the day, be sure to ask the cashier for
a parking pass, which will allow you to come and go all day. Bus service between East and West Campus is available at the West Campus bus stop near the Duke Chapel and at the southern end of the East Campus lawn. Buses labeled East-West
provide the most direct access between the campuses.
Duke University encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you need special accommodations or have any questions about physical access provided, please contact Sue Coon at 919-684-0158 in advance of your visit. For more information, please visit the Disability Management System online at access.duke.edu.
Two local hotels offer special rates for guests of Pratt In Focus. The Millennium Hotel is offering a special rate of $89 per night. Please call the reservations department at 1-800-633-5379 and ask for the Pratt In Focus rate. The four-diamond rated Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club also offers substantial discounts for families visiting campus. Call 1-800-443-3853 for information and reservations. Ask for the Parents’ rate code. These and many other Durham hotels offer shuttles to campus. Please visit admissions.duke.
From Interstate 85 traveling south, take Exit 174A on the right to go toward 15-501 South. Take the NC 751/Duke University West Campus exit, Exit 107. Turn left at the traffic light at the end of the exit ramp onto NC 751/Cameron Blvd and drive approximately 0.7 mile to the third traffic light (Science Drive). Turn left onto Science Drive and go approximately 0.5 mile (through one light). The parking garage adjacent to the Bryan Center will be on your right.
From Interstate 85 traveling north (from Charlotte), take Exit 172 to NC 147 South, then take Exit 16B to 15-501 South, Chapel Hill. Take the NC 751/Duke University West Campus exit, Exit 107. Turn left at the traffic light at the end of the exit ramp on NC 751/Cameron Blvd and drive approximately 0.7 mile to the third traffic light (Science Drive). Turn left onto Science Drive and go approximately 0.5 mile (through one light). The parking garage adjacent to the Bryan Center will be on your right. From Interstate 40 traveling west (from Raleigh and the airport), bear right onto the Durham Free-way North (NC 147). Follow the Durham FreeFree-way and take Exit 13 (Chapel Hill Street). At the end of the exit ramp, turn right (coming back over the highway), and go approximately 1.5 miles. Chapel Hill Street becomes Duke University Road. Turn right onto Towerview Road, then turn right at the next light (Science Drive). Go approximately 0.2 mile and the parking garage adjacent to the Bryan Center will be on your right.