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August, 2008

Engineering firm leaders offer expertise to students in environmental design class

Aug. 29, 2008—Members of the Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR) team will enter a classroom Aug. 29 in the School of Engineering to offer expertise to students enrolled in a course titled Electrical, Mechanical Systems in Building & Leadership in Environmental Engineering and Design (LEED), a benchmark system designed by the U.S. Green Building Council. SSR President...

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VUSE, Siemens sponsor wastewater treatment workshop

Aug. 24, 2008—The School of Engineering and Siemens Water Technologies Corporation are sponsors of a three-day workshop on wastewater treatment in Nashville Aug. 25-27. The event is being held at The Marriott Vanderbilt. The workshop – Advanced Biological Wastewater Treatment Technologies: Innovative Solutions to Difficult Problems – is open to a limited number of industry professionals. It...

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VUSE rises in U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 rankings

Aug. 22, 2008—Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering undergraduate program improved five positions to No. 38 in annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The 2009 annual rankings were released today. The School of Engineering tied with Arizona State University, Brown University, Case Western Reserve University, Iowa State University, Lehigh University, Washington University in St. Louis and Yale...

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Cuts in research, technology will seriously erode America’s competitiveness

Aug. 1, 2008—America’s advantage in the marketplace and its global pre-eminence in research and technology continue to erode. This warning, forecast three years ago in the National Academies’ landmark report, “Rising Above the Gathering Storm,” was that the U.S. risks losing its position in a global economy and its leadership in research unless we take aggressive steps...

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