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January, 2013

Medical robotics expert to discuss pediatric surgery advances

Jan. 14, 2013—Kevin Cleary, Ph.D., an expert in medical robotics at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., will describe advances in pediatric surgery on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. His talk, entitled “Robotics, Navigation and Image Guidance for Minimally Invasive Pediatric Interventions,” will begin at 2 p.m. in the “Jacobs Believed...

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Former faculty win prestigious engineering award for education innovation

Jan. 10, 2013—Olin College of Engineering’s three founding academic leaders, Richard Miller, David Kerns and Sherra Kerns, received one of engineering’s highest honors – the Bernard M. Gordon Prize. The $500,000 prize is awarded by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to recognize innovation in engineering and technological education. “This team of educational innovators has had a...

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Engineering project recognized in CASE awards

Jan. 10, 2013—The School of Engineering print publication Solutions was recognized in the category for public affairs engagement programs in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) district competition. The publication, a collaboration between Creative Services and University News and Communications on behalf of the School of Engineering, was directed for the school by Christopher...

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Fauchet has role in “Research Universities and the Future of America” meeting at Vanderbilt

Jan. 9, 2013—Research Council report Leaders to discuss role of research universities and nation’s future at Vanderbilt meeting.

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Professor helps students conquer their fear of public speaking

Jan. 4, 2013—Beyond explaining numbers and calculations, engineers are now expected to make formal oral presentations, run meetings and quickly pitch ideas to clients or colleagues. Many engineering students lack the communication skills they will need to succeed professionally and Julie Sharp, professor of the practice of technical communications, is working to fix that. The School of...

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