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April, 2010

Jansen to speak at Congressional Caucus about use of lasers in medicine

Apr. 21, 2010—E. Duco Jansen, professor of biomedical engineering, will be one of three speakers in a 90-minute Congressional briefing held by the Congressional Research and Development Caucus April 28, 2010, in the Rayburn House Office Building in the nation’s capitol. The briefing is sponsored by the Optical Society of America. The topic, Forum on Innovation: Technology,...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News Research


Vanderbilt’s NSBE Awarded Small Chapter of the Year

Apr. 19, 2010—Vanderbilt’s National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter was awarded Region III Small Chapter of the Year at the 36th Annual National Convention. Twenty four students and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Burgess Mitchell attended the national convention in Toronto, Canada March 31 to April 4. Vanderbilt’s National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter was...

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Engineering ‘distinguished’ alumnus to lead TVA

Apr. 19, 2010—Nashville businessman and Vanderbilt University engineering alumnus Dennis C. Bottorff has been selected to take over next month as the chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority board. The TVA board voted unanimously April 16, 2010, to elect Bottorff as chairman when Mike Duncan asked to step down. Bottorff “The energy industry is changing in profound...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


2009 engineering graduate killed in Mobile, Ala.

Apr. 18, 2010—Christopher Kyser Miree (Kyser), 23,  a 2009 Vanderbilt University graduate, was found in his Mobile, Ala., apartment Friday with a gunshot wound to his head, and was pronounced dead Saturday, April 17, at the University of South Alabama Medical Center. The Mobile Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. Miree graduated magna cum laude with...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News


Engineering graduate program rises in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Apr. 15, 2010—Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering graduate program improved two positions to No. 37 in annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The 2011 graduate program rankings were released today. The School, which tied with the University of Rochester, ranks ahead of Yale, Virginia and Washington University in St. Louis and just behind Duke, Rice, Rensselaer...

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Engineering seniors tackle real-world design challenges

Apr. 13, 2010—Engineering seniors have spent up to two semesters tackling design challenges from actual corporations with real design needs. Senior design courses provide students with experience by working on projects that involve budgets, reviews and deadlines. Students learn about the principles of design, professionalism, licensing, how ethics affect engineering decisions, entrepreneurship and the day-to-day implications of...

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CE graduate student awarded scholarship

Apr. 12, 2010—Civil engineering graduate student Paul A. Sparks received a $1,000 state scholarship from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ACEC). As a state winner, Sparks will compete for a national scholarship with students throughout the United States. National scholarship winners will be announced in October 2010. “Our scholarship program is another example of...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News


Student rocket scientists honored after launch meet at NASA’s Marshall Flight Center

Apr. 10, 2010—More than 300 students on 31 teams, representing middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities in 18 states, vied to see whose rocket could come closest to the 1-mile altitude goal and safely return to Earth an on-board science payload in April during the 2009-2010 NASA Student Launch Projects rocketry challenge. The Vanderbilt Aerospace Club...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News


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