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April, 2014

Grissom receives foundation’s first 2014 external research award

Apr. 29, 2014—Will Grissom, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded the first External Research Award of 2014 from the Focused Ultrasound Foundation for his project titled “MR Temperature Imaging Toolbox for Focused Ultrasound Neurosurgery.” The foundation’s External Awards Program provides funding for investigator-initiated clinical, pre-clinical, and early-stage research projects through a competitive peer-reviewed application process....

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Construction of new Engineering and Science Building at Vanderbilt set to begin May 2014

Apr. 28, 2014—Vanderbilt University’s Board of Trust has approved the construction of a seven-story tower on campus as part of an effort to further strengthen the institution’s growing reputation as a major producer of intellectual leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.

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Design Day attracts best-ever buzz; AT&T presents Innovation Award

Apr. 24, 2014—AT&T presented the 2014 Innovation Award to biomedical engineering seniors Elaine Simpson, Christy Hsu, Annie Daorai, and Pere Cvitanovic and mechanical engineering seniors Jacob Brooks and Molly Cowan for their working prototype of a modified Kaye Reverse Walker.

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Aerospace Club perfects novel liquid fuel tank design for rocket flight

Apr. 21, 2014—Mechanical engineering design students preparing for the NASA Student Launch competition May 17 recently ground tested their microgravity liquid fuel tank design in preparation for the 2014 national event in Utah. “Among the various projects suggested by the NASA program was the ‘liquid sloshing research in microgravity’ to support liquid propulsion system upgrades and development....

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Students prototype new energy intelligence solution for Internet of Things market

Apr. 18, 2014—Camgian Microsystems Corporation and the School of Engineering have collaborated to prototype a new Internet of Things (IoT) energy intelligence system for the facility management market through the engineering school’s senior design program. Effectively capturing and processing usage data from large buildings can provide facility managers with a powerful tool for reducing expenses in their...

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Galloway offers Senior Day seminar as part of Commencement 2014 events

Apr. 15, 2014—A series of free educational seminars featuring Vanderbilt faculty will be available to parents and Commencement visitors from 2 to 4:15 p.m. on Senior Day, Thursday, May 8. Faculty seminars prove to be popular with the parents and guests of graduates during Vanderbilt University’s annual Commencement Week activities, which run May 7-9 with the main...

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Kristin Poole receives P.E.O. Scholar Award

Apr. 14, 2014—Biomedical engineering graduate student Kristin Poole is one of 85 doctoral students nationwide selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic organization that supports educational opportunities for women. Poole was sponsored by Chapter N of Nashville, Tenn. Poole’s research focus is optical imaging methods for evaluating the arteries response to...

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Camgian CEO named vice chair of Board of Visitors

Apr. 11, 2014—Camgian chairman and CEO Gary Butler has been named Vice Chair of Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s Board of Visitors. The appointment was announced at the April 11 BOV meeting. The Board of Visitors was established in March 2013. It is the successor organization to the school’s Committee of Visitors and the Engineering Alumni Council....

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