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February, 2014

Engineer proud to be part of sophisticated robot, test chamber project

Feb. 27, 2014—The completion of a human-like robot designed to provide data on the effectiveness of protective military gear against exposure to dangerous chemicals is a source of pride to one Vanderbilt School of Engineering graduate who was part of the development team. Joe Clement (BE’97, mechanical engineering and mathematics), a senior engineer with Kansas City-based MRIGlobal,...

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Four professors elected into AIMBE’s College of Fellows

Feb. 25, 2014—Four biomedical engineering professors in Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering have been elected into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows will induct the 2014 class of fellows in a ceremony at the National Academy of Sciences Monday, March 24, during the organization’s winter meeting, which is held annually...

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Behind the Click: Securing the Future for Girls of Color as the Tech Leaders and Creators of Tomorrow

Feb. 24, 2014—Watch:  Behind the Click: Securing the Future for Girls of Color as the Tech Leaders and Creators of Tomorrow   Kimberly Bryant, Vanderbilt engineering alumna, is the keynote speaker during the School of Engineering’s weeklong celebration of 2014 National Engineers Week. Bryant is founder of Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization that introduces girls of...

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VUSE news roundup

Feb. 21, 2014—February 21, 2014 Futurity: Baby hearts need rhythm to grow the right way A Vanderbilt research team has taken an important step toward the goal of growing replacement heart valves from a patient’s own cells. The team determined that the mechanical forces generated by the rhythmic expansion and contraction of cardiac muscle cells play an...

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Geeks and Nerds Corp. earns second US Chamber small business award

Feb. 21, 2014—Geeks and Nerds (GaN) Corporation started by Jonn Kim (Ph.D.’99) has been chosen as one of 100 award winners representing the best in American small business. GaN Corporation, whose headquarters is in Huntsville, Ala., will receive a 2014 Blue Ribbon Small Business of the Year Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. GaN also received...

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Eminent American climate scientist to deliver Hall Lecture March 27

Feb. 20, 2014—American climate scientist and National Medal of Science recipient Warren M. Washington is a guest speaker in the 2013-2014 John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Series at Vanderbilt University. The lecture – The Development of Computer Earth System Models: Climate Change in the 20th and 21st Century – is Thursday, March 27, at...

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Baby hearts need rhythm to develop correctly

Feb. 19, 2014—  Microphotograph of a chick embryo clearly shows the U-shaped tube from which the heart develops. At this stage of heart is the size of a comma on a printed page. (M.K. Sewell-Loftin / Vanderbilt) To develop correctly, baby hearts need rhythm…even before they have blood to pump. “We have discovered that mechanical forces are...

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Gore honored by Zhejiang University

Feb. 19, 2014—John Gore, director of the Vanderbilt University Institute for Imaging Science, was named an honorary professor of Zhejiang University, China, during his recent visit to Zhejiang University School of Biomedical Engineering and Instrument Science. John Gore Gore, who delivered a lecture titled “The Emerging Role of Biomedical Imaging,” was presented the Certificate of Honorary Professor...

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