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June, 2010

Vanderbilt engineer to participate in NAE’s U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium

Jun. 25, 2010—  Sharon Weiss, assistant professor of electrical engineering, is one of 86 young American engineers selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 16th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together Sept....

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research

Engineering proposals receive $1M in NASA funding

Jun. 21, 2010—Vanderbilt University has been awarded $1 million by NASA for a pair of proposals designed to aid the space agency. Both of the Vanderbilt proposals were submitted by Alvin Strauss, professor of mechanical engineering. NASA has awarded $16.8 million to 19 colleges and universities nationwide to conduct research and technology development in areas of importance...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News Research

Sztipanovits elected External Member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Jun. 18, 2010—Janos Sztipanovits, E. Bronson Ingram Distinguished Professor of Engineering, professor of electrical engineering and computer engineering, has been elected an External Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Engineering Sciences Section. He will deliver an inaugural lecture Sept. 9, 2010. Eminent Hungarian scholars with outstanding achievements in their fields who live in foreign countries may...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research

Engineering faculty receive one-time-only IDEAS funds to support ‘breakthrough-level’ research

Jun. 11, 2010—Vanderbilt University will provide more than $3 million to 43 of its faculty researchers – 11 from the School of Engineering – over the next three years to support “breakthrough-level” research with the potential to “advance society’s greater good and collective wisdom.” The program, called Innovation and Discovery in Engineering And Science (IDEAS), will award...

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New magnet to sharpen imaging capabilities at Vanderbilt

Jun. 10, 2010—The Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science has received a $3.45 million federal stimulus grant to purchase one of the world’s strongest magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. The 15 Tesla scanner will be used in studies of genetically engineered mice and other small animal models to further understanding of cancer, diabetes and brain disorders in...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News Research

Vanderbilt engineers, medical researchers play major role in new national center established to secure the privacy of electronic health information

Jun. 1, 2010—Slowly but steadily the U.S. health care community is moving into the digital age: shifting their medical records from paper to electronic information systems. This movement raises serious concerns about security and privacy of patients’ medical information. In an attempt to put these concerns to rest, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research

A conversation with Steve Hays, BE’73

Jun. 1, 2010—Steve Hays, BE’73, partner and chairman of the board of Gobbell Hays Partners Inc., is featured in the Nashville Business Journal. Gobbell Hays Partners Inc., provides architectural and environmental consulting services to a client base that spans from Aruba to Anchorage. An expert in indoor air quality and asbestos assessment and control, Hays has co-authored...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News