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Federal support crucial to engineering research, Fauchet tells U.S. Congressional staffs

Feb. 14, 2020—United States competitiveness, workforce development and university partnerships were topics of interest for Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering, and members and staff of the Tennessee congressional delegation earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Fauchet also emphasized the crucial need for continued across-the-board federal support for engineering education and research – in...

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Vanderbilt University, L3Harris Technologies collaborate to advance engineers’ space survivability design, analysis, and test skills

Feb. 13, 2020—Online training modules created to keep pace with evolving space electronics research will help advance the verification and validation skills of L3Harris Technologies’ radiation effects engineers. In a five-year partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics, the advanced training program will leverage the expertise of ISDE engineers and faculty members within the...

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Demanding double duty teaches how to take a hit and keep going

Feb. 12, 2020—Student athletes and ROTC cadets honored at annual dinner Sarah Goodale is a competitor. As a biomedical engineering undergraduate, she was an important member of the Vanderbilt Women’s Track and Field team, a force in the pentathlon and heptathlon. She still holds a top ten record for Vanderbilt in eight events. Though she knew her...

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Study habits author, NSBE leader is Vanderbilt Engineers Week speaker, Feb. 20

Feb. 6, 2020—Karl Reid has had great success: two degrees in engineering from MIT, a doctorate in education from Harvard and a fruitful career—first in the software industry, then in higher education, and now as executive director of a professional engineering society. “But it didn’t come easily,” Reid said. In his 2017 book, “Working Smarter, Not Just...

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Grad students will use travel grants to attend world’s largest sports medicine conference

Feb. 5, 2020—Three engineering graduate students whose research focus is biomechanics and assistive technologies will attend the world’s largest sports medicine conference thanks to spring 2020 travel grants from the Vanderbilt Graduate School’s  Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute. Maura Eveld, Emily Matijevich and Rachel Teater are mechanical engineering students who work with Karl Zelik, assistant professor...

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CS undergrad exploring radioisotope power named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Feb. 4, 2020—An engineering undergraduate who leads a team developing a next-generation radioisotope power system to provide non-stop power for months to years at a time has been named to the Forbes‘30 Under 30 List. Tyler Bernstein, Class of 2020, is CEO and co-founder of Zeno Power, which recently finished in the first cohort of the Techstars...

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Meet Abbey Carlson, engineer, golfer, rocket builder and pilot

Feb. 1, 2020—The ability to play top-level golf would be enough for most college students. But it barely touches the surface of what drives Vanderbilt standout Abbey Carlson. Carlson, who recently earned an invitation into the Augusta National Women’s Amateur this April, is arguably America’s most interesting women’s golfer. She possesses a truly remarkable resume. On the...

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ME and VADL alumnus makes Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list with solar cell startup

Jan. 30, 2020—Kevin Bush, BE’14, has been named to the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List, which highlights “600 revolutionaries in 20 industries changing the course—and the face—of business and society.” Bush was selected in the energy sector. In all, five Vanderbilt University alumni were named by Forbes this year; three are engineering grads, and this is the...

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