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May, 2012

Vanderbilt Motorsports takes car to 2012 Formula SAE competition in Michigan

May. 30, 2012—After a two-year gap, a Vanderbilt Motorsports student team returned to Michigan in mid-May for the 2012 Formula SAE competition. Team members were undaunted after an 88th place finish out of 105 university teams. “We competed in every event, and we were one of only 48 teams that competed in the 22 kilometer endurance event,”...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Mechanical Engineering News


Dean Galloway receives dual honors at celebration dinner

May. 25, 2012—Vanderbilt School of Engineering School Dean Kenneth F. Galloway was named Distinguished Professor of Engineering by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at a dinner celebrating his 16-year tenure as dean. The new title and an undergraduate engineering scholarship in his honor established by the Engineering Alumni Council and the school’s Committee of Visitors were announced at...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


Early opportunity for alumni to meet future Vanderbilt Engineering Dean

May. 21, 2012—Engineering alumni living in the Washington, D.C. area have an opportunity to meet Philippe Fauchet, the future dean of the School of Engineering. Fauchet will speak June 13, 6:45-8:45 p.m., at The Smithsonian where he will discuss the growing global energy use, how it’s currently generated, and what the economic and environmental impact of the...

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Gates grant to fund mobile phone-based detection tool for newborn jaundice

May. 18, 2012—A research assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to test the ability of an adapted mobile phone to diagnose jaundice in newborns in developing countries. The foundation announced May 9 the recipients of more than 100 new grants to support...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News Research


Young receives 2012 DOE Early Career Award

May. 15, 2012—In the third year of the Early Career Research Program managed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, a Vanderbilt engineering assistant professor is on the list of 68 recipients from 47 institutions announced last week. The awards focus on areas of high priority for the nation and for DOE’s mission, supporting exceptional...

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Alumni Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News Research


Team earns NASA award for Boeing, Embraer aircraft maintenance computer design

May. 15, 2012—Two computer science professors and a doctoral student in computer science in the School of Engineering are members of a technical team that has received a 2011 Associate Administrator Award from the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The work of the Vehicle Level Reasoning System (VLRS) group, NASA Langley...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


School bestows honors on 2012 graduating seniors

May. 11, 2012—Awards and honors were presented by Dean Kenneth F. Galloway May 10 to 36 seniors at the School of Engineering’s annual Commencement Reception. Kathryn Elizabeth Maxwell, from Saltillo, Mississippi, is the 2012 Founder’s Medalist for the School of Engineering. She is graduating with a bachelor of engineering in chemical and biomolecular engineering. Since 1877, a...

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Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science General Engineering Mechanical Engineering News


Alum among 21 Top Black Women Techies

May. 7, 2012—An engineering alumna is one of 21 women featured in an article, “Top Black Women Techies,” appearing this week in The Root, an online news site founded in 2008 under the leadership of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Susan E. Chapman, B.S.’90, Engineering Science, is senior vice president, Global Real Estate and Work Place...

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