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November, 2012

Aerospace Club to participate in NASA rocketry challenge

Nov. 30, 2012—Organizers of the NASA University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) have announced the student teams whose inventive creations will soar skyward in April during the space agency’s 2013 rocketry challenge. This will be the seventh year the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club has been selected for the national competition, along with teams from MIT, Purdue, Georgia Tech, University...

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Wearable Robot Helps Man Walk Again

Nov. 29, 2012—Amazing Vanderbilt research has resulted in the designing of a “wearable robot” that can be used by paraplegics to walk again.

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Peters’ introductory image processing lecture notes an online hit

Nov. 26, 2012—For the last 13 years, Richard Alan Peters II, associate professor of electrical engineering at Vanderbilt University, has been polishing and refining the lecture notes for his introductory image processing course. Five years ago, he posted them online, making them freely available to everyone who is interested, and has updated them regularly ever since. Although...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News

October winds offer students good view of turbine action

Nov. 20, 2012—Students from the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt trekked about three miles from campus to the School of Engineering’s wind-solar alternative energy site to see a wind turbine in action atop Love Circle hill in Nashville. “The turbine was in full swing, catching strong late October winds,” said Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News

Posters accepted until Dec. 1 for Surgery and Engineering Symposium

Nov. 15, 2012—The Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering (ViSE) and the Department of Surgery Research Collaborative will host the first Vanderbilt Surgery and Engineering Symposium from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Light Hall, Room 202. Reed Omary, professor and chair of radiology and radiological sciences, will present “Image-Guided Drug Delivery for Cancer.” The...

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48 Hour Launch winners plan to take ideas to market

Nov. 14, 2012—It isn’t exactly Shark Tank, the ABC-TV reality show with a panel of entrepreneurs and business executives called “Sharks” who consider offers from other entrepreneurs seeking investments for their business or product. It is 48 Hour Launch, the premier of a business plan competition at Vanderbilt staring 40 undergraduates who created “Pitch Decks” aimed at...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science General Engineering News

21 Insights into Philippe Fauchet

Nov. 12, 2012—In today’s complex world, engineers are seen more and more as imaginative problem-solvers. Philippe Fauchet, the new dean of Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, is a perfect example. Most of his career has been spent talking and working collaboratively. He’s enthusiastic, energetic and engaged—as demonstrated by these facets of his biography that don’t necessarily appear...

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Entrepreneur Studio will immerse students in startup culture

Nov. 12, 2012—A startup culture Select students will see firsthand how local entrepreneurs unleash their startups' potential.

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