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September, 2013

Social sorority for female engineers colonized at Vanderbilt

Sep. 26, 2013—  Phi Sigma Rho, a social sorority for women in engineering and engineering technologies, was recently colonized at Vanderbilt University. The sorority was approved as a student organization and provides female students with a network of academic support and encouragement. Phi Sigma Rho was founded in 1984 by Abby MacDonald and Rashmi Khanna at Purdue...

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Watch: Coursera-in-TN

Sep. 26, 2013—Coursera-in-TN is a collaborative conversation between the Vanderbilt University Coursera team and the Tennessee State System schools which recently joined with Coursera. At an event on June 24, 2013, Vanderbilt administrators, faculty and staff shared lessons learned from the early days of Coursera production, and gave brief show-and-tell remarks about several of the features that...

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NSF grant helps develop next generation of STEM instructors

Sep. 25, 2013—A national experiment to develop a new generation of college science and engineering faculty, one equipped to excel in the classroom as well as the lab, is about to shift into high gear. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, of which Vanderbilt University is a member, has received a three-year, $5...

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CEE senior continues award-winning research in graduate school

Sep. 17, 2013—Two months before graduating with a degree in civil engineering Mason Hickman earned two awards at the 2013 Southeastern Section Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education for his research on portable structures capable of withstanding blasts from explosives. Hickman, from Bountiful, Utah, participated in the annual ASEE student poster competition in March, capturing...

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Constant innovation helped early MOOC course succeed

Sep. 17, 2013—  Professor of Computer Science Doug Schmidt films a video for Coursera. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) Constant innovation helped make one of the first massive open online courses, or MOOCs, at Vanderbilt more like a “real class” and benefited faculty and students by improving on-campus teaching, according to Douglas Schmidt, professor of computer science and of computer...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News

Lancers’ legend lives on for ‘60s hometown graduates

Sep. 12, 2013—By Vincent Troia For a brief moment half a century ago, four Vanderbilt University engineering students were band mates in ‘Nashville’s Most Popular Combo.’ How they managed to attain that title is a longer story – one that was recently recounted as if it happened yesterday. As the Lancers, Logan Hickerson (saxophone), Gene Kirby (drums),...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering Home Features News

Sharp and Rowe receive 2013 APEX Award for Excellence in Education and Training Writing

Sep. 11, 2013—Julie Sharp, professor of the practice of technical communications, and Christopher Rowe, director of the division of general engineering and director of engineering communications, won an APEX Award for Excellence in the category of Education and Training Writing for their American Society for Engineering Education 2013 Proceedings conference article, “Implementing a Student-Suggested Course in Engineering...

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General Engineering News

Engineering School in 8-way tie at No. 35 in U.S. News rankings

Sep. 10, 2013—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering tied seven other universities at No. 35 on the U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 list of the nation’s top undergraduate engineering programs at schools whose highest degree is a doctorate. U.S. News released online today its annual rankings of the United States’ best colleges and universities. For the...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News