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August, 2013

Engineering faculty on committees appointed to help with strategic planning

Aug. 23, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has appointed faculty to four steering committees and accompanying academic planning groups that will contribute to the campuswide strategic planning effort. More than 140 faculty will participate in this effort along with the 25-person Executive Committee that was appointed earlier this summer. Nineteen engineering faculty are members of various committees and...

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Sutherland Prize, Chancellor’s Research Award go to engineers

Aug. 22, 2013—The Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research was presented to John Gore by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos during the Fall Faculty Assembly Sept. 22. Gore holds the Hertha Ramsey Cress Chair in Medicine and he is the director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science. Gore also is a professor of radiology and...

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Eight engineering students receive NSF graduate fellowships

Aug. 21, 2013—Eight current engineering graduate students have received graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. They are Meghan Bowler, Erica Curtis, Melanie Gault, Samantha Saratt and Chelsea Stowell, biomedical engineering; Kirsten Heikkinen and Richard Hendrick, mechanical engineering; and Thushara Gunda, civil and environmental engineering. Two engineering undergraduate students who also received NSF fellowships are pursuing...

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Guided by engineering faculty, high school students publish in research journal

Aug. 20, 2013—By Elizabeth Johnston Engineering faculty mentored nine of 22 high school students who published articles in the recently released third volume of Young Scientist, a research journal for students who have participated in research labs at Vanderbilt. Zoe Turner-Yovanovitch explored a new method and device for separating bacterium from environmental samples into different ‘niches’ using...

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Grad’s startup goal is to become the Girl Scouts of technology

Aug. 16, 2013—READ:  NSBE award pleases founder of Black Girls CODE In the hopes that her daughter would take an interest in creating computer games rather than just playing them, Vanderbilt engineering alumna Kimberly Bryant found herself in April 2011 launching Black Girls CODE, a San Francisco nonprofit aimed at introducing young and preteen girls of color...

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Nashville Scene Innovations 2013: MOOC Synthesizer

Aug. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt University seeks to be on the leading edge of the field with the opening of its Institute for Digital Learning. The institute will focus on developing massive open online courses as well as other digital learning platforms, which includes a partnership with Coursera. Doug Fisher, associate professor of computer science and associate professor of...

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Professor designs safety device for stranded drivers

Aug. 13, 2013—A low-tech safety device for drivers stranded on roadsides at night has been designed by a Vanderbilt engineering professor. DefCone is a series of five inflatable, illuminated cylinders vertically aligned to form a 2-foot-high barrier roughly the width of a car. The cylinders’ LED lights blink at intervals. Bharat Bhuva, professor of electrical engineering and...

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Students must stay to better workforce

Aug. 9, 2013—This column by Douglas C. Schmidt, professor of computer science, and Philippe Fauchet, dean of the School of Engineering, appeared in the Tennessean Aug. 6, 2013. Nashville is becoming known as much for its entrepreneurial and innovation endeavors as for its music. Catch the creative vibe from a quick tour of the downtown space that’s...

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