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May, 2013

Graduate’s path to traumatic brain injury research was littered with roadside bombs

May. 3, 2013—U.S. Army Capt. David M. Barry has found himself at the forefront of cutting-edge research for improving methods for assessing and treating traumatic brain injury [TBI], delivering research findings that contain both professional and personal components at symposiums and forums. The distinguished engineering graduate (summa cum laude, Engineering Science)  from Vanderbilt’s Army ROTC program in...

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Seniors’ smart car seat could prevent child deaths

May. 2, 2013—Vanderbilt engineering students are working to prevent children from being left alone in hot cars by creating a ‘smart’ car seat. As part of a senior design project, six students invented the “Kidsense Car Seat.” It is powered by a car’s cigarette lighter, and is equipped with lights and alarms to alert parents when the...

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Second doctoral student secures NDSEG fellowship

May. 1, 2013—Courtney Mitchell, a graduate student in chemical engineering, is the second Vanderbilt engineering student in in three weeks to be awarded a 2013 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Awarded annually to only about 200 students who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of...

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