Vanderbilt engineering, U.S. Army educational partnership highlighted at 2021 Corps Innovation Summit

The 2021 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Innovation Summit runs virtually today through Friday and features a Vanderbilt School of Engineering presentation about the programs in the educational partnership between the school and the Army’s Engineer Research and Development Center.

The summit showcases USACE innovations from both R&D and applied practices as well as innovations in human capital and business processes. All USACE team members, Department of Defense, and current and future partners in industry and academia are invited to attend.

Florence Sanchez

Civil and environmental engineering professor Florence Sanchez and Joanne Wang, assistant dean for Professional and External Education Programs, will present a video on Graduate Degree Programs in Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, and Risk, Reliability, and Resilience, an overview of the programs within the partnership with the ERDC, and a live Q&A on Oct. 26. Sanchez is the director of graduate studies in environmental engineering.

The educational partnership agreement gives USACE employees the opportunity to enter Vanderbilt graduate degree programs in environmental engineering; RRR; and computer science.

Joanne Wang

The partnership links experts from Vanderbilt and engineers and scientists at ERDC to solve some of the nation’s most challenging problems in infrastructure, water resources, and military applications.

The environmental engineering Ph.D. program provides opportunities for study and cutting-edge research that are at the nexus of energy, water, materials performance, and the environment, with an emphasis on long-term sustainability and resilience. Students can focus their course work and research in environmental materials and materials durability; water resources, quality, and treatment; and resilience and sustainability.

The master of engineering in risk, reliability, and resilience is uniquely designed to develop expertise and leadership in making informed decisions that properly account for uncertainty and risk in order to enhance quality, efficiency, safety, security and environmental protection. The curriculum includes courses in risk, reliability and resilience engineering, project management, economics, law and public policy.

The computer science Ph.D. program provides opportunities for students to join vibrant collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts in artificial intelligence, computer animation and virtual environments, cyber-physical systems, distributed real-time and embedded middleware, human-systems integration, image processing, intelligent learning environments, model-integrated computing, robotics, software engineering and trustworthy computing.

USACE employees take Vanderbilt engineering courses through the ERDC Graduate Institute course offerings.

Contact: Brenda Ellis, 615 343-6314