Contest and Event Description

Welcome to the Annual Mahato Memorial Event Website!

The 5th Annual Mahato Memorial Event took place on November 19th, 2014! This year, our keynote speaker was Dr. Albert Folch, Professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington.

The event was a huge success with delicious Indian food catered by Cholanad, Indian sweets from Mithai house of dessert, and a dancing performance from Dhamaka.

The 2014 image and photo contest "Envisioning the Invisible" received more than 50 photos and images and the best 14 pictures are displayed in the CIEMAS Atrium for a year. You can also have a look at the photo contest winner on the Pratt Website.

On behalf of EGSC and the Pratt school of Engineering, we hope you enjoyed this year's keynote lecture and reception and we hope you will be able to attend next year's Mahato event!

Envisioning the Invisible

2013 Winner

The Envisioning the Invisible image contest is way to explore and explain our world. Though the skills honed across disciplines at Duke University are as diverse as the students who employ them, every field of study values students who have mastered the art of explaining dense research through visuals such as pictures and images. Images can stimulate interest in a novel concept or provide further insight into an established theory.

Join the elite group of researchers who have become visual gurus by submitting your greatest work to the Envisioning the Invisible image contest for display at the Mahato Memorial event and a chance to win one of four CASH PRIZES!

The Mahato Memorial event honors Abhijit Mahato, a former engineering graduate student who was tragically murdered on Friday, January 18, 2008. He valued activities that bridged the gaps between the science/engineering and social sciences/humanities disciplines, including sports, chess and photography. By holding this multi-disciplinary image contest, we hope to celebrate Abhijit's life by bringing together the graduate and professional community at Duke in a wonderful display of our talents and some friendly competition.