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August, 2012

Online education pioneer to deliver Hall Lecture October 2

Aug. 31, 2012—Daphne Koller will present her ground-breaking work in free, universally accessible college education as the first guest speaker in the 2012 -2013 John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Series. The lecture – The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone – is Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 4:10 p.m. in Vanderbilt’s Wilson Hall, Room 103. The...

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A Conversation with Dean Philippe Fauchet

Aug. 28, 2012—Meet the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s new dean, Philippe Fauchet. Philippe Fauchet officially started work as dean of the school of engineering July 1, 2012. The new dean discusses his vision for the school.

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Ten faculty members recognized for 25 years of service

Aug. 24, 2012—Ten engineering faculty members were recognized today for 25 years of service by Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos at the Fall Faculty Assembly: Mark D. Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Environmental Management Studies (VCEMS) Bharat L. Bhuva, professor of electrical engineering and computer engineering, and director of graduate...

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School announces new department chair, three faculty appointments

Aug. 22, 2012—The School of Engineering has announced the appointments of a new department chair and three new faculty members. George M. Hornberger, Craig E. Philip Professor of Engineering, has been named chair of the department of civil and environmental engineering. He succeeds David S. Kosson who served 12 years as chair of the department. Rizia Bardhan,...

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White House honors former Vanderbilt fullback and engineer Bara Cola

Aug. 17, 2012—Baratunde “Bara” Cola, a Vanderbilt mechanical engineering graduate and former walk-on fullback on the Commodore football team, was named by President Obama on July 23 as one of 96 recipients of the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on...

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Engineering senior and Vanderbilt football walk-on Marc Panu surprised with full scholarship

Aug. 15, 2012—A routine team meeting last week turned out to be anything but for senior chemical engineering major Marc Panu. After praising fullback Panu for his effort in practice the day before, Vanderbilt football coach James Franklin stunned his fourth-year walk-on by awarding him a full scholarship on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Immediately, the packed auditorium erupted...

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EECS graduate student receives top award for paper presented at AIAA conference

Aug. 13, 2012—Doctoral candidate Chetan S. Kulkarni, electrical engineering and computer science department, received the “Best Student Paper Award” at an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) conference June 19-21 in Garden Grove, Calif. The paper – “Physics-based Modeling and Prognostics of Electrolytic Capacitors” – is co-authored with his adviser, Professor Gautam Biswas, along with Dr....

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Xue’s wireless networks research earns NSF Faculty Early Career Development award

Aug. 10, 2012—An electrical engineer who is attempting to make wireless communications more reliable has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development award. According to the National Science Foundation, these prestigious, five-year awards are given to exceptionally promising college and university junior faculty who are committed to the integration of research and education and are...

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