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New recyclable resin makes wind turbines much more sustainable

Feb. 16, 2018—Fields of spinning wind turbines inspire thoughts of earth-friendly energy, but until now, generating wind power hasn’t been as sustainable as people may have thought. It generally requires a great deal of time and energy to cure the type of resin that makes the 150-foot-wide fiberglass turbines strong and durable. When they finally wear out...

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Visionary Italian architect, engineer to show how sensing technologies can reshape cities

Feb. 15, 2018—MIT Senseable City Lab Director Carlo Ratti to deliver Vanderbilt’s Hall Lecture Feb. 22 Carlo Ratti creates technological solutions that respond to citizens of cities. He makes cities senseable. “In the midst of rapid urbanization, the concept of smart cities — or senseable cities — as we prefer to call it, is simply the manifestation...

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Two engineering professors named American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics fellows

Feb. 15, 2018—Robert W. Pitz and Sankaran Mahadevan are members of the 2018 class of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics fellows. They join 20 other members from academia, industry and government honored by the AIAA. AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow in recognition of an individual’s notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology...

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The Wild Bunch Library Design Challenge: Engineering a better experience

Feb. 14, 2018—Design shapes processes and experiences as well as physical products. That mindset served Vanderbilt engineering undergraduates well during a student design competition to make the resources in university libraries more accessible and meaningful for users. The teams from across Vanderbilt’s schools and disciplines that produced the three top ideas all included engineering undergraduates. The Wild...

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Alumni share experiences and advice at annual scholar athlete – ROTC dinner

Feb. 13, 2018—Say “Yes!” to opportunities outside your comfort zone. Shine your own star. Become comfortable with your ignorance. Chase excellence, not success. Hire people who are good at what you are not. Two School of Engineering alumni offered those and other suggestions to engineering students at the annual dinner recognizing SEC scholar athletes and ROTC cadets...

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‘Smart cane’ could help flag falling risks more quickly

Feb. 13, 2018—Two Vanderbilt engineers have developed an instrumented cane that can analyze gait to determine the risk of falling while still providing support. Nilanjan Sarkar, professor of mechanical and computer engineering, says the “IntelliCane” can quantitatively calculate falling risk as accurately as a physical therapist can with their own eyes. Dizziness and balance problems are significant...

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Alumni startup speeds up hospital device, technology procurement

Feb. 11, 2018—Three key experiences paved the way for Austin Dirks (BE’08) and Stephen Saine (BS’04) to launch a medical device and technology procurement platform together in July 2014. Both attended Vanderbilt as undergraduates, both were in the School of Engineering, and both were members of Sigma Chi. Their “immediate affinity” accelerated the relationship and likely put...

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IRIS Initiative: Shaping tomorrow’s infrastructure

Feb. 5, 2018—Written by Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Caglar Oskay & Post-Doctoral Research Scholar Alessandro Fascetti. This article was originally posted on the VUBreakThru blog. A 2016 Trans-Institutional Program (TIPs) award, the Vanderbilt Initiative for Intelligent Resilient Infrastructure Systems (IRIS) continues to make progress. The development of the program coincides with the university becoming...

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