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January, 2014

Math models to aid voice disorders

Jan. 31, 2014—(iStock) Dynamic interactions between biological structures – such as insect wings, fish fins, heart valves and human vocal folds – and the environment (air/liquid) around them are critical for their physiological functions. Computational modeling of fluid-structure interaction (FSI) for biological systems is challenging and has not been extensively explored. Haoxiang Luo,assistant professor of mechanical engineering;...

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VUSE news roundup

Jan. 30, 2014—January 28, 2014 Washington Post: U-Md. and Johns Hopkins offer specialized sequences of online courses via Coursera Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, two of Coursera’s partners, are among the first to offer specialty sequences of courses. U. Maryland is teaming with Vanderbilt University on a three-course sequence in mobile cloud computing with Android,...

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Business leaders to join Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni

Jan. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt engineering alumni Krista M. Donaldson, Bruce R. Evans and Charles I. Plosser will be inducted into the School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni at the April 10 Engineering Celebration Dinner. The School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes distinguished achievement, significant service and excellent character. “The newest members of the Academy of Distinguished...

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ChE senior enters final round of national undergraduate research competition

Jan. 26, 2014—Marc Panu is looking forward to a final round in March to determine a first-place award for undergraduate research that will be announced at the 40th annual convention of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in Nashville. Panu, a senior in chemical and biomolecular engineering, captured the first-place award in the Undergraduate Students in...

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‘Deep dive’ in popular fields is aim of next generation of MOOCs

Jan. 21, 2014—YouTube: Learn about Mobile Cloud Computing with Android Vanderbilt teams up with University of Maryland to offer trans-institutional sequence of massive open online courses Enabling students taking massive open online courses to dive deeper into learning and develop mastery in a particular subject are the aims of a new generation of MOOCs called “Specializations” launched...

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The right chemistry: Graduate school and NFL cheerleading squad

Jan. 20, 2014—  Jessica Haley thinks stereotypes are seldom accurate. This is Haley’s third season as a National Football League cheerleader for the Tennessee Titans, and she’s a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt. “If you have a genuine interest in a subject or a career, don’t allow society’s oversimplified...

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Young alumna’s passions fuel sustainable solutions globally

Jan. 18, 2014—You can explore and engineer clean energy, too Vanderbilt alumna Leslie Labruto’s early career trajectory illustrates just how many ways a young civil environmental engineer can accommodate both her heart’s leaning and her tangible talents – in as many places as possible. Before she graduated from the School of Engineering in 2011, Leslie’s studies and...

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Nissan is fan of grads’ fantasy football stock market game

Jan. 17, 2014—SSE’s analytics is cause for optimism Combining their love of college football and knowledge of the New York Stock Exchange – and some savvy and sophisticated technological skills – Will Schreiber (BA ‘13, economics) and McArthur Gill (BE ’13, mechanical engineering) developed Stadium Stock Exchange during their final semester. In one year, the venture has...

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