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  • Vanderbilt University

    Commencement faculty seminar, School reception May 9

    Weiss Sharon Weiss is one of four Vanderbilt faculty members who will discuss their research in seminars open to graduates, families and guests as part of the university’s Commencement Week activities May 8-10. Weiss is an associate professor of electrical engineering and her research is primarily focused on the interaction… Read More

    Apr. 19, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Prosthetic limb advances could help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings

    Vanderbilt lower-leg prosthesis is the first artificial leg with powered knee and ankle joints. (Center for Intelligent Mechatronics) The tragic April 15 bombing at the Boston Marathon took the lives of three people and has left dozens of people with serious injuries, many of whom have lost limbs. Vanderbilt mechanical… Read More

    Apr. 19, 2013

  • Students win ‘TechVenture Challenge’ with faculty idea

    Students win ‘TechVenture Challenge’ with faculty idea

    A strategy for commercializing a wireless electrocardiogram (ECG) has won top honors at this year’s TechVenture Challenge. Now in its third year, the Vanderbilt University initiative teaches students how to turn patented ideas developed by Vanderbilt faculty members into marketable products. The winning presentation pitched InvisionHeart, a smart health care… Read More

    Apr. 18, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    CS professor Doug Schmidt appointed RTI board member

    Real-Time Innovations, a real-time infrastructure software company in Sunnyvale, Calif., today announced in a company press release the appointment of Douglas C. Schmidt, a pioneer in the middleware industry, to the company’s board of directors. Doug Schmidt Schmidt is a professor of computer science, associate chair of the computer science… Read More

    Apr. 18, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Seniors earn Aeronautics Institute win before Design Day debut

    A novel redesign of industrial exhaust stacks by four mechanical engineering seniors that could result in 12% energy savings for their corporate sponsor has earned the student design team a second-place win in the team division at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Region II conference last week. (L-R)… Read More

    Apr. 17, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    ISIS’ MarmotE team qualifies for DARPA Spectrum Challenge

    A team of engineers from Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems is one of 15 teams competing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Spectrum Challenge. The DARPA Spectrum Challenge is a competition to demonstrate a radio protocol that can best use a given communication channel… Read More

    Apr. 16, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Autism Robot Helps Children

    An interdisciplinary team of autism experts and mechanical engineers at Vanderbilt University has created an interactive robot that can help children with autism learn. Read More

    Apr. 16, 2013

  • Doctoral student awarded Whitaker International Summer Program grant

    Doctoral student awarded Whitaker International Summer Program grant

    Spencer Crowder Biomedical graduate student Spencer Crowder has been awarded the highly-competitive Whitaker International Summer Program grant to begin his post-doctoral research in the United Kingdom. The program provides bioengineers and biomedical engineering students from the United States funding to undertake a self-designed overseas project that will… Read More

    Apr. 15, 2013

  • Lara Jazmin

    Engineering graduate student selected to attend Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates

    School of Engineering graduate student Lara Jazmin has been selected to attend the 63rd Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, this summer. The Lindau Meeting brings together graduate students and junior researchers with Nobel laureates in physics, chemistry, and physiology and medicine for a weeklong series… Read More

    Apr. 12, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Army captain ‘honors’ Vanderbilt as Bronze Star Medal recipient

    U.S. Army Capt. Gabriel ‘Gabe’ Surratt, a 2004 computer engineering graduate, wasted little time after receiving his Bronze Star Medal to find a way to honor his alma mater. Gabe Surratt, 2004 computer engineering graduate, recently received a Bronze Star for service in Afghanistan. Capt. Surratt, who worked with the… Read More

    Apr. 11, 2013