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May, 2008

Alum named Tennessee’s Outstanding Engineer of the Year

May. 20, 2008—  Stephen C. Lane, PE, DEE, has been named Outstanding Engineer of the Year  by the Nashville chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE). Lane, executive vice president of Smith Seckman Reid (SSR), received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s in environmental and water resources engineering from Vanderbilt University in...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News


Robert E. Stammer receives ITE appointment

May. 19, 2008—  Robert E. Stammer Jr, P.E., associate professor of civil engineering, has been elected an International Director of the Institute of Transportation Engineers at the Southern District meeting in Charleston, S.C. in April. Stammer will serve a three-year term, 2009-2012, on ITE’s International Board of Directors representing the Southern District, which is comprised of ITE...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News


Vanderbilt Formula SAE team focuses on race car’s engine intake system

May. 14, 2008—The Vanderbilt Motorsports team surpassed last year’s scores in four of eight categories at the 2008 Formula SAE event May 14-18 in Michigan. Despite gains in design and cost of its mini open-wheel race car and a strong showing in dynamic skidpad and autocross events, the Motorsports team placed overall 69th out of 121 entrants...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Mechanical Engineering News


Engineering recognizes exemplary faculty, staff

May. 14, 2008—Vanderbilt School of Engineering Dean Kenneth F. Galloway presented three awards to faculty and staff members for their achievements in research, teaching and professional service during the 2007-08 academic year. The awards were given during a May 6 ceremony at Featheringill Hall. Four faculty members attained emeritus status and were recognized by the Dean. They...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


Four faculty members attain emeritus status

May. 9, 2008—Four retiring engineering faculty members will be recognized during Vanderbilt’s May 9 commencement ceremony when the university honors their years of service and bestows on them the title of emeritus faculty. Thomas Harris, Paul King, Karl Schnelle and Richard Schiavi were also recognized May 6 during a School of Engineering reception in their honor. Thomas...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News


Graduate earns highest honor in computer engineering as debut single climbs radio charts

May. 8, 2008—  Will Hedgecock received Vanderbilt University’s Computer Engineering Program Award in ceremonies held on the campus May 8. The School of Engineering award recognizes Hedgecock for the highest degree of excellence in his field. Hedgecock, who is also a recording artist, was surprised during the award presentation when his professor, A. B. Bonds, director of...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


Dawant offers Senior Day ‘Study Break’ session

May. 8, 2008—  A series of free educational seminars featuring Vanderbilt faculty will be available to parents and Commencement visitors from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Senior Day, Thursday, May 8. Study Break sessions prove to be popular with the parents and guests of graduates during three days of campus events surrounding Commencement. Benoit Dawant, EECS, will...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


Engineer student changes plans after winning art award

May. 5, 2008—When Noah Walcutt arrived at Vanderbilt to study engineering, he had little or no interest in art. But a chance decision to take an elective course in sculpture led him to create an award-winning design melding his engineering skills, musical interests and new-found artistic creativity into a project that has changed the course of his...

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