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February, 2010

Engineering, Innovation, and the Challenges of the 21st Century

Feb. 24, 2010—Watch video of talk by Charles M. Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering and President Emeritus, MIT.

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CEE to host sustainable buildings forum for industry professionals

Feb. 17, 2010—The Construction Management Program in the department of civil and environmental engineering is hosting a one-day forum on “Sustainable Buildings:  Progress, Practice and Challenges” for architects, engineers, planners and contractors. Local and national sustainability leaders who have incorporated green building practices in their designs, construction, and building operations will deliver presentations and participate in panel...

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Aerospace Club conducts full-scale rocket launch in preparation for USLI contest

Feb. 16, 2010—The Vanderbilt Aerospace Club braved harsh winter weather Feb. 13 to conduct its first full-scale rocket launch with a mock-up payload at a launching grounds in Elizabethtown, Ky. The trials in Kentucky are in preparation for the NASA University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) Competition near Huntsville, Ala., in April. With a L610 motor, the rocket...

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BME student helps create library in apartment to promote literacy among Hispanic children

Feb. 15, 2010—  On a cold, rainy Saturday at the Clairmont Apartments in East Nashville, a group of Spanish-speaking children from the area gathered inside one particularly colorful and lively unit, paying close attention to their teachers, Vanderbilt undergraduates Jillian Currie and Thomas Davis. In the day’s lesson, the children were learning English words and phrases related...

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Junior engineering competition brings high school teams to VUSE

Feb. 10, 2010—Tennessee high school teams will meet Feb. 26 at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering to participate in a Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) program – TEAMS – that challenges students to use the practical applications of math and science to answer engineering questions about everyday world challenges. The 2010 theme is “Water, Water Everywhere!” Students...

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Engineering students launch new apps for iPhone, Android

Feb. 8, 2010—Free IPhone and Android apps created to help students navigate campus, find events and dine Finding out where to eat, what’s happening and how to get around are common questions on every college campus. Now at Vanderbilt University, the answers to these questions can be quickly and easily found using new applications developed by Vanderbilt...

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