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Local high school’s pre-engineering program will be highlighted in NASA national outreach event

Jan. 13, 2022—Engineering design projects by Brentwood High School students will be highlighted Jan. 26, 2022, during a NASA-University of Virgin Islands Educator Outreach Event. The weeklong collaboration between UVI and NASA to provide engaging STEM educational programming includes participation by Engineering for US All (e4usa), a national initiative designed to introduce engineering design principles to students...

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Self-powered wildfire detection plan earns CEE team national runner-up

Jan. 13, 2022—A team of Vanderbilt undergraduate engineering students took the second spot in a national Jump into STEM challenge to develop holistic solutions that improve the resilience of the built environment. The students—Francisco Diaz-Rodriguez, Jillian Flynn, Alex Holzke, and Ethan Rand—proposed a self-powered system to detect wildfires, especially in rural communities that do not have access...

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Autoimmune drug shows promise in treating severe burns

Jan. 12, 2022—A severe burn injury is not static. Within 72 hours, partial thickness burns can progress, or convert, to full thickness burns, greatly increasing the risk of infection, incapacitating scarring, and even death. Preventing the conversion is one of the most challenging aspects of treating burns, and a trans-institutional team of researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical...

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Virtual info session for undergraduates interested in data science minor is Jan. 20

Jan. 12, 2022—A virtual information session for undergraduates interested in the data science minor is Thursday, Jan. 20 at 4 pm. Data science has been hailed as the “sexiest job of 21st Century” by Harvard Business Review. Data science is the study of information–where it comes from, what it tells us and how to convert it into a...

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Vanderbilt-developed gunshot detection technology leads to arrest in Las Vegas shooting

Jan. 10, 2022—Janos Sallai, PhD’08, is company’s chief technology officer Gunshot detection technology developed by Vanderbilt engineers and commercialized by a longtime research partner recently helped lead to an arrest in a fatal shooting in Las Vegas. Within seconds of the first shot in late August 2021, 16 sensors located along the Freemont Street Experience pedestrian mall...

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Three engineering classes available to youth in 2022 Vanderbilt Summer Academy

Dec. 20, 2021—High school students who want to explore engineering will find three courses of interest in the 2022 Summer Academy offered by the Vanderbilt Program for Talented Youth. The application priority window opens January 6. More may be offered as course availability is updated on a weekly basis beginning March 1. Click here to learn more. The...

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Game theory points to new DNA data privacy solutions

Dec. 17, 2021—by Paul Govern Information based biomedical discovery, in particular the push toward precision medicine, depends on open-ended analysis of de-identified data from patients and research participants on the largest possible scale. Sharing data while controlling the risk of data reidentification under privacy attack is vital to the enterprise. Zhiyu Wan Game theory indicates that only...

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Janey Camp to serve on Metro Nashville Stormwater Management Committee

Dec. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt University engineering professor Janey Camp has been appointed to serve on the Stormwater Management Committee for Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. Camp is a research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a licensed civil engineer in Tennessee. She has expertise in infrastructure resilience and flood mitigation and response strategies....

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