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March, 2014

Military helicopter creates spectacle at massive new engineering lab

Mar. 31, 2014—Move-in day was a spectacle that attracted local media and others to the School of Engineering’s new Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability in Metro Center, located along the Cumberland River near downtown Nashville. The 20,000 square-foot high-bay facility – measuring 27 feet from floor to ceiling – now houses a CH-53A Super Stallion heavy-lift...

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VUSE news roundup

Mar. 28, 2014—March 26, 2014 CNN.com: Ten visionary women School of Engineering alumna Kimberly Bryant used her experience at Vanderbilt to develop a computer science curriculum specifically aimed at girls of color. March 20, 2014 History Today: The new drones club A Vanderbilt University team has developed mapping drones that work with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software in a...

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Retired Monsanto leader recalls years as Vanderbilt basketball standout

Mar. 25, 2014—In his four years at Vanderbilt, Bill Adcock (then Billy Joe) accumulated several “firsts” as a Commodore athlete. Not only was Adcock Vanderbilt’s first basketball scholarship recipient, he also became Vanderbilt’s all-time leading scorer and first member of the 1000-point club with 1,190 points (1946-1950). Adcock currently is ranked 30th in all-time scoring in Vanderbilt’s...

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Guatemala trip offers students ‘engineering in action’

Mar. 17, 2014—Two engineering professors and 12 undergraduates spent their spring break repairing medical equipment at hospitals in Guatemala as part of a biomedical engineering service learning course. The team – students in BME 290 – arrived in Guatemala City March 1 and would travel to Antigua during their week’s stay. In all, they would work at...

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Engineering students to pitch wound healing product at inventors showcase in Silicon Valley

Mar. 14, 2014—Drew Harmata and Jon Page, graduate students working in the laboratory of Scott Guelcher, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, will pitch their product – a synthetic wound healing foam – to entrepreneurs and guests March 22 at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, Calif. Harmata and Page are one of 17...

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Engineering graduate program rises to No. 34 in U.S. News rankings

Mar. 11, 2014—The School of Engineering’s graduate program improved two positions to No. 34 in annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The 2015 graduate program rankings were released today. The school, which tied with Yale University and the University of Colorado-Boulder, ranks ahead of Rensselaer Polytechnic University and the University of Virginia, and just behind...

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Engineering professors edit journal’s special issue on augmented reality

Mar. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt engineering professors Jules White and Doug Schmidt, and University of Illinois professor Mani Golparvar-Fard, are guest editors of the February issue of Proceedings of the IEEE, the most highly-cited general interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science. This special issue – Applications of Augmented Reality – delves into the notion of bridging the...

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InvisionHeart to pitch at Google Demo Day

Mar. 5, 2014—InvisionHeart, LLC, a startup based on a wireless electrocardiogram (ECG) system developed at Vanderbilt, has been selected as one of 10 startups nationwide to participate in Google’s inaugural Demo Day April 2. CEO Josh Nickols will pitch the company to a roomful of investors at the spring Silicon Valley event. “We’re thrilled to be selected...

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