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January, 2010

NAE president Charles Vest to deliver Hall Lecture Feb. 23

Jan. 20, 2010—Charles M. Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering and president emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the School of Engineering’s John R. and Donna S. Hall Lecture Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema. A reception will follow the lecture. Vest’s lecture title is “Engineering, Innovation, and the...

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Schmidt addresses U.S. defense research at Capitol Hill briefing

Jan. 19, 2010—Douglas C. Schmidt, professor of computer science and associate chair of computer science and engineering, discussed the impact of ultra-large scale systems on Department of Defense operations at a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by the congressional R&D Caucus in Washington Jan. 19. The briefing, “Defense Basic Research: Critical to National Security and Economic Security,” was...

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School to celebrate National Engineers Week Feb. 15-19:

Jan. 18, 2010—Events and contests designed to increase awareness of contributions engineers make to society are set for the third week in February, a date celebrated as National Engineers Week in the United States. This year, to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Engineers Week ‘Discover E’ educational outreach program, the National Engineers Week Foundation is giving...

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Advanced Computing for a Clean Energy Future

Jan. 14, 2010—Watch video of the School of Engineerings Hall Lecture, given by the Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Thomas Zacharia.

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PECASE recipient Sharon Weiss attends White House ceremony Jan. 13

Jan. 12, 2010—Sharon Weiss, assistant professor of electrical engineering and a recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), will attend the awards ceremony and reception Jan. 13 in Washington, D.C.   Weiss attended a reception today for Department of Defense PECASE recipients hosted by Zachary Lemnios, Director of Defense Research and Engineering...

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