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October, 2009

Vanderbilt computer science team places first in regional round of IBM’s Battle of the Brains

Oct. 30, 2009—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Gold Team placed first in a regional round of the 34th annual Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest Oct. 24, making it the fifth straight year a Vanderbilt computer science team has taken top honors in a regional round. The Gold Team competed with 23 collegiate teams...

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$100K Gates Foundation grant supports innovative global health project

Oct. 21, 2009—Vanderbilt University announced Oct. 21 that it has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support an innovative global health research project conducted by Associate Professor of Chemistry David Wright and Professor of Biomedical Engineering Rick Haselton, titled “Coffee Ring Stain Diagnostics for Malaria.” Their...

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MIT professor, scholar of engineering design Woodie Flowers to speak Oct. 28

Oct. 19, 2009—  Training and education, says Professor Woodie Flowers, are very different. “I think it is time to shift gears – to shift away from the ‘sage on the stage,’” says Flowers. Universities, he says, need to get out of the business of training. Flowers, emeritus professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,...

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Engineering’s Distinguished Alumnus Award bestowed on business leaders, engineering dean

Oct. 16, 2009—Vanderbilt engineering alumni Carl E. Adams Jr., George E. Cook and Charles E. Fields Jr. each received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering during an Engineering Celebration Dinner held Oct. 15 at the university’s Student Life Center. The School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes distinguished achievement, significant service and excellent character....

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National security and counter-terrorism forum set for Oct. 16

Oct. 12, 2009—A forum on national security, “From Cyber-Warfare to Biological Attacks: Counter-Terrorism in the 21st Century,” will be held Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. in Room 4309 of the Stevenson Center at Vanderbilt. The Vanderbilt community is invited to attend and participate in the open forum, which will allow for questions from the audience. The featured...

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Vanderbilt engineer to participate in NAE’s first Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium

Oct. 7, 2009—  A Vanderbilt University engineering professor has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) first Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium Nov. 15-18 in Herndon, Va. Xenofon Koutsoukos, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, is one of 49 engineering researchers and educators who were chosen from a highly...

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