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June, 2011

Students try to hack ‘Bank of Vanderbilt’ in network security class

Jun. 22, 2011—Yuan Xue is among the Vanderbilt engineering faculty training computer science leaders of the future to build and maintain more secure networks through innovative teaching methods. For example, students in Xue’s recent network security class created a faux financial institution, called the Bank of Vanderbilt, which allowed them to set up a secure on-line banking...

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Vanderbilt engineer pioneer in algae-as-biofuel movement

Jun. 14, 2011—BE’80 so believes that algae fuel can be a direct replacement for fossil fuel that she traded her nearly 30-year career in Big Oil to join a startup with a big vision: to change the world by developing a domestic, renewable source of energy that benefits the environment and hastens America’s energy independence. “I feel...

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Professor, alumna are Nashville Emerging Leader finalists

Jun. 10, 2011—  Rowe Christopher Rowe, interim director of the division of general engineering and director of engineering communications, and Carrie Little Stokes, a Vanderbilt civil engineering alumna and a project manager at engineering firm Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc., are finalists for the 2011 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards. NELA finalists represent young professionals under 40...

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McCabe awarded Madison Sarratt Prize

Jun. 8, 2011—Clare McCabe, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering has been awarded the 2011 Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at the 2011 Spring Faculty assembly. The Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching was established by the Board of Trust in 1964. Final selection of the award recipient is made by...

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BME faculty member receives NSF CAREER award

Jun. 8, 2011—Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering W. David Merryman has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. According to the National Science Foundation, CAREER awards support exceptionally promising college and university junior faculty who are committed to the integration of research and education and are likely to become the academic leaders of the...

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Vanderbilt nuclear waste expert elected to American Nuclear Society executive committee

Jun. 6, 2011—James H. Clarke, civil and environmental engineering professor of the practice and professor of earth and environmental sciences at Vanderbilt University, has been elected to the executive committee of the American Nuclear Society’s Decommissioning, Decontamination and Reutilization Division. His three-year term begins June 30, 2011. The mission of the DD&R Division is to promote the...

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