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May, 2013

Fisher to lead new Institute for Digital Learning

May. 29, 2013—  Massive open online courses and other digital learning platforms will be the focus of a new institute being launched this fall at Vanderbilt University. The new Institute for Digital Learning will be led by Douglas Fisher, associate professor of computer science and of computer engineering, and will be housed in the newly renovated Alumni...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


Vanderbilt takes top prize in NASA student rocket launch challenge

May. 20, 2013—National championship is six years in the making Vanderbilt engineering students won their first national rocket competition after April launch results were combined with technical design reviews and evaluations of written reports and outreach projects, including a website documenting the experience. NASA today announced that the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club captured first prize in the 2013...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News Research


Weiss participates in NSF advocacy day

May. 13, 2013—Following an early morning flight to Washington, D.C., on May 7, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics Sharon Weiss braved the rainy weather to head to Capitol Hill and meet with staff members in the offices of Sen. Lamar Alexander, Sen. Bob Corker, Rep. Jim Cooper and Rep. Chuck Fleischmann as well as the...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


Founder’s Medal recipient chooses MIT over Microsoft

May. 10, 2013—The number of graduating college seniors who get lucrative offers to work for Microsoft and turn them down has to be small, but Curtis Northcutt is part of that select group. The Vanderbilt senior has decided to take his computer science degree to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall and follow a path...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


School bestows honors on 2013 graduating seniors

May. 10, 2013—Awards and honors were presented by Dean Philippe Fauchet May 9 to 36 seniors at the School of Engineering’s annual Commencement Reception. Curtis George Northcutt, from Lexington, Ky., is the recipient of the 2013 Founder’s Medal for the School of Engineering. He is graduating with a bachelor of science in computer science and mathematics. He...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Mechanical Engineering News


Learning in MOOC Years

May. 8, 2013—Eight weeks and 30,000 students gave me a crash course in the future of digital learning technologies By Professor Douglas C. Schmidt During the past decade I’ve taught software design and programming courses to roughly 600 undergraduate and graduate students at Vanderbilt. Our low faculty-to-student ratio is one of the reasons I like my work—it’s...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News


School of Engineering rewards exemplary faculty, staff service

May. 7, 2013—The School of Engineering recognized faculty and staff members for their exemplary research, teaching, and professional service during the 2013 academic year. Dean Philippe Fauchet presented the annual awards during a reception May 7 in Featheringill Hall. The Edward J. White Engineering Faculty Award for Excellence in Service was presented to Joel Barnett, associate professor...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Mechanical Engineering News


John Wikswo at TEDx Nashville

May. 6, 2013—Using the tools of physics, chemistry, engineering, physiology and molecular biology, researchers are exploring the unfathomable complexity that affects our development and growth and individual responses to disease, drugs, and aging.

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Biomedical Engineering Media News


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