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February, 2009

E Week: Winners hit bullseye – eggxactly

Feb. 16, 2009—Teams braved cold temps and a steady breeze on top of Featheringill Hall today in an attempt to win cash in an Egg Drop Competition that kicked off Engineers Week events on campus. Engineering students had one hour to devise a container that would safely cushion its cargo egg from a three-story plunge. Fifty-five students...

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Robot obstacle course, fastest Geek contest highlight Engineers Week

Feb. 11, 2009—Engineering students at Vanderbilt University will showcase their ingenuity through a series of challenging – but fun – competitions and events held during National Engineers Week February 16-20. In addition to spotlighting the engineering profession, the competitions and activities are designed to interest students in engineering and scientific fields. Media and the public are invited....

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Chemical engineering senior awarded prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship for international study

Feb. 11, 2009—Senior Amanda Scott has won a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship – a full-cost award for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Scott will begin her studies at Cambridge in October 2009. Scott plans to pursue a master’s degree in advanced chemical engineering in order to gain the training...

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Hornberger to deliver Hall Lecture Feb. 10

Feb. 10, 2009—George M. Hornberger will give the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture – Complicated Interdependencies: Water, Energy and Food – at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Featheringill Hall’s Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium. Recognized as an international leader in hydrology and environmental engineering and a member of the National Academy of Engineering,...

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