Duke Conservation Technology is a group of students applying their skills developed in the classroom to real world issues. DCT consists of students of almost any field, including engineering, computer science, biology, environmental sciences and more.

Established in 2016, DCT is a first of its kind student group. Working with organisations such as WWF and NOAA, the group has launched quickly to tackle big projects and host conferences. The students involved have high exposure to excellent networking opportunites and involved organisations have access to a large team of brilliantly-minded young professionals, possessing both the skills and ambition to create change through action.

The Blue Devils Ocean Engineering team – comprised of faculty and students from Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Pratt School of Engineering, including Dr. Doug Nowacek – is one of 21 international research teams selected to compete in the 2017 Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, co-sponsored by Royal Dutch Shell and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Learn more about our other projects below: