Contest and Event Description

Welcome to the Annual Mahato Memorial Event Website!

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

The keynote lecture will start at 430pm, followed by the announcement of the photo contest winners.

The cocktail reception will start at 6pm in the CIEMAS atrium, with delicious Indian food catered by Cholanad, Indian sweets from Mithai, drinks and a dancing performance from Dhamaka! 

Full event program available.

The 2014 image and photo contest "Envisioning the Invisible" is now closed! We received more than 50 photos and images and the best 10 pictures will be displayed in the Ciemas atrium very soon! To check out the pictures submitted to the contest and vote for the best one, take our public choice survey! The winner from this survey will win the public choice award of $125. The deadline to vote for your favorite pictures is November 13th, 2014 at 11:59pm.


Hope you will be able to attend this year 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.