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June, 2012

Research team invited to present at NIH institute’s 10th anniversary technology showcase

Jun. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt University researchers were one of nine teams invited to participate in the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering’s (NIBIB) tenth anniversary technology showcase June 22 in Bethesda, Maryland. NIBIB is an institute within the The showcase was an interactive, hands-on demonstration of promising, cutting-edge NIBIB-supported research projects. Also on June 22, the NIBIB...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research

Aerospace Club takes third place in 2012 NASA rocket launch competition

Jun. 25, 2012—After a school-years’ worth of work, culminating in dozens of rocket launches into the skies over Alabama, NASA has declared Utah State University in Logan the winner of the 2011-2012 University Student Launch Project rocketry challenge – a program designed to inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists and explorers. This is the fourth time...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News

Patrick and Charlotte Fischer Computer Science Scholarship to be awarded in August

Jun. 13, 2012—June 13, 2012   Dean Kenneth F. Galloway has announced that a Patrick and Charlotte Fischer Computer Science Scholarship will be awarded at the beginning of the 2012 fall semester. The scholarship has been established with gifts from both Patrick and Charlotte Fischer to provide need-based support for undergraduate study in computer science at Vanderbilt....

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Faculty invited to submit collaborative research proposals in engineering and medicine

Jun. 8, 2012—Vanderbilt University announces a first call for proposals for interdisciplinary research programs to be based in a new engineering and medicine building.  Competitive programs may be either existing or new ones. Proposals are due Aug. 31. Click here for more details. Two town hall meetings on campus will be held for further information and discussions....

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VIEE Director attends Obama’s summer event at White House for presidential appointees

Jun. 7, 2012—George M. Hornberger, director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment, attended the annual summer event for federal appointees at the White House June 5. Hornberger serves as a member of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, and help evaluate Department of Energy activities related to implementing the Nuclear Waste Policy Act and provided...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News

Love Circle alternative energy showcase project nears completion

Jun. 7, 2012—A collaborative wind-solar alternative energy project between Vanderbilt University’s mechanical engineering department and Nashville Metro Water Services has picked up speed with the installation of a modest 3kW (kilowatt) wind turbine at the Love Circle site close to campus. Anilkumar said the small but efficient and quiet 3kW turbine was chosen based on the proximity...

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Tiny ‘space hitchhiker’ to test radiation effects on electronics

Jun. 4, 2012—Smaller, lighter electronic components are more vulnerable to pesky cosmic ray particles Vanderbilt researchers are launching a miniature satellite into space in a quest to help future space missions better combat the harsh conditions of space, particularly radiation that can cause glitches or breakdowns in electronic components. Funded by NASA and the Department of Defense,...

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