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April, 2011

Junior’s idea for Vanderbilt community garden takes root

Apr. 29, 2011—The Vanderbilt Garden Initiative is looking for a few good gardeners this summer and next year. Ideally, faculty and students staying in Nashville this summer will plant warm weather crops, such as peppers and beans, to sustain the garden until students arrive for the fall semester. After warm crops are harvested in late summer, the...

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Alumni Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News

Engineering Dean Kenneth F. Galloway is named ASEE Fellow

Apr. 25, 2011—Kenneth F. Galloway, dean of the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University, has been selected as a member of the Academy of Fellows of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).  Galloway’s fellow status will be conferred at the 2011 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition banquet in Vancouver, British Columbia, June 29. Fellow status is...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research

Seniors show off real-world design solutions for corporate sponsors at Senior Design Day April 26

Apr. 19, 2011—Vanderbilt University senior engineering students are challenged to solve real-world design issues for university and corporate sponsors during a two-semester design course. Students will share results with their clients and the Vanderbilt community at Senior Design Day, April 26, from 3-5 p.m. in Featheringill Hall. Engineering seniors have spent two semesters tackling design challenges from...

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Vanderbilt engineers’ Powered Knee and Ankle System licensed by California prosthetics company

Apr. 18, 2011—A high-technology prosthetic device developed by a team led by Michael Goldfarb, H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Center for Intelligent Mechatronics at Vanderbilt University, has been licensed by Freedom Innovations, a California-based prosthetics company. The agreement, announced April 14, grants the company exclusive rights to commercialize the world’s first...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News Research

Jennings offers Senior Day faculty seminar

Apr. 18, 2011—A series of free educational seminars featuring Vanderbilt faculty will be available to parents and Commencement visitors from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Senior Day, Thursday, May 12. Faculty seminars prove to be popular with the parents and guests of graduates during Vanderbilt University’s annual Commencement Week activities, which run May 11-13 with the main...

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Alumni Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News

Vanderbilt launches global portal for cyber-physical systems research

Apr. 14, 2011—The new National Science Foundation-funded Cyber-Physical Systems Virtual Organization (CPS-VO) aims to bring together researchers, educators and students working in academics, industry and government agencies in a kind of virtual brain trust to foster progress, develop priorities and quickly distribute information in the rapidly emerging field of cyber-physical systems. Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research

Student rocketeers again earn Payload Design Award at NASA competition

Apr. 11, 2011—For the second year in a row the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club has earned the Payload Design Award at the NASA University Student Launch Initiative (USLI), a year-long program that culminated in a rocket launch event on April 17. The other two major awards went to MIT (project review) and to Utah State University (rocket design)....

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News

Cummings publishes perspective in ACS Nano

Apr. 8, 2011—Peter Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, and Michael Simpson, professor of materials science and engineering at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, published a Perspective article in the April issue of the ACS Nano on the role of correlations and fluctuations in physical and biological nanosystems. An overview of the article...

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News Research