Come Innovate Conservation with Us!

Students designers, engineers, activists (and everyone in between) working with professionals to solve real-world environmental problems. Join a project or launch one of your own!


Andrew Liu


Lucy Zhang

Cyanobattery Lead

Matthew Huang

Blueprint Lead

Jeffrey Hwang

Media Coordinator



Cyanobacteria are photosynthetic bacteria that can be used as fuel generation. We are genetically modifying cyanobacteria to develop a cost-effective, renewable, and biodegradable energy source. 

Turtle UAV

We are designing a drone that monitors endangered sea turtles to improve data collection. The drone will use computer vision to record individuals that are marked with AprilTags: a harmless mechanical “stamp”.

Blueprint Conference

Blueprint is our annual environmental ideation conference. Students worldwide develop feasible solutions to pressing environmental issues with the help of world-renowned professionals for a chance to win seed grants to develop their solution. 

Join Us!

Duke Conservation Tech is always looking for creatives, innovators, and enthusiasts to join our team no matter your skill set or interests. Bring environmental change by joining one of our projects or launch one of your own!