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January, 2009

Goldfarb, Schrimpf, Hornberger awarded endowed chairs

Jan. 30, 2009—Three faculty members of the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University have been awarded endowed chairs. Michael Goldfarb is the new H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ronald Schrimpf is the Orrin Henry Ingram Professor of Engineering, and George M. Hornberger is the Craig E. Philip Professor of Engineering.   Three faculty members of...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Mechanical Engineering News


Dollar General, Braun Racing develop one-of-a-kind internship to benefit VUSE Motorsports program

Jan. 27, 2009—Braun Racing, a two-car operation in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and its sponsor, Dollar General Corporation, have announced a one-of-a-kind internship program with the motorsports program in the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University. The internship program will not only allow engineering students the opportunity to learn side-by-side from experienced NASCAR engineers, mechanics and crew...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News


Student engineers test cars at Barber Motorsports Park

Jan. 26, 2009—Engineering students from Vanderbilt and five other universities ventured onto the pavement at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Ala., on a chilly Saturday to test the designs of their formula-styled race cars. The engineering students – who say they spend more time than college athletes preparing for competition – agreed it was rewarding. “These competitions...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News


Facebook VP to speak at VU engineering school Jan. 29

Jan. 22, 2009—Of the more than 150 million active Facebook users, about 13 million users update their statuses at least once each day, which results in almost 3 billion minutes spent on Facebook daily. This much network traffic has made Facebook No. 5 in top global Web sites, behind leaders Yahoo, Google, YouTube and Windows Live, respectively,...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


Engineering tops 2008 list of majors with highest average starting salary offers

Jan. 22, 2009—Despite negative trends in many parts of the economy and the general economic gloom reported in the national media, the college Class of 2008 ended the year on a positive note, according to results of a new survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). College graduates with degrees in the engineering...

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Alumni Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Mechanical Engineering News


Six-part lecture series to focus on environment, energy and sustainability

Jan. 20, 2009—Vanderbilt University experts on various aspects of the environment, energy and sustainability will share insights during a six-part spring semester lecture series open to the general public Vanderbilt University experts on various aspects of the environment, energy and sustainability will share insights during a six-part spring semester lecture series open to the general public. Saturday...

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Civil and Environmental Engineering News


Researcher plays key role in studies that point to novel target for treating arrhythmias

Jan. 16, 2009—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a new molecular mechanism associated with abnormal heart rhythms – arrhythmias – which account for about 10 percent of all deaths in the United States. Their findings, reported recently in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, could lead to novel arrhythmia treatments. The first author of the current report, Franz Baudenbacher, assistant...

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Biomedical Engineering News


Vanderbilt named among FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For

Jan. 15, 2009—For the first time Vanderbilt has been named one of the top 100 best places to work in the United States in FORTUNE magazine’s annual survey, and it is the first educational institution to ever be named to the list. The No. 98 ranking released Jan. 22 encompasses approximately 21,000 employees at Vanderbilt University and...

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