An Engineer’s tour of Raleigh & Durham

There’s no shortage of brain power in the Raleigh-Durham area. Within a 30-mile radius, you’ll find Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Research Triangle Park is one of the country’s oldest research and development parks. From Fortune 100 corporations to start-ups and the Federal government, RTP is home to more than 170 companies and research institutes, many focused on biotechnology, information technology, and clean technology. For fun, study stars at Morehead Planetarium. Locals call Dorton Arena the “cow palace;” its innovative design is a civil engineering landmark. Celebrate the spirit of learning at Durham’s Museum of Life and Science and Raleigh’s North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. And sports fans, there’s Durham Bulls Athletic Park and NHL action at PNC Arena, home of the Carolina Hurricanes.