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June, 2014

Students compete in Russia for world coding championship

Jun. 25, 2014—Three Vanderbilt students traveled this week to Russia to compete for the prestigious title of world computer programming champions. Weichen Wang, Mungo Sammons and Xujie Si are at Ural Federal University in Ekaterinburg, Russia, for the world finals of the International Collegiate Programming Competition, June 22-26. Led by coach Julie Johnson, a computer science professor...

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Metro students make bicycle models with high-tech tools

Jun. 18, 2014—Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools has joined with the Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies and Peabody College to create a platform to provide detailed, reliable and recurring information about the commitment of major employers to the public school system. This is the latest installment in a series that tells the story of collaborative involvement between members...

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Engineering communications honored by Tennessee higher ed alliance

Jun. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt University was honored with six awards from the Tennessee College Public Relations Association at its spring meeting June 12-13. Two School of Engineering publications received recognition in the category of Special Publications. Solutions was awarded a silver award and Designing the Future received a bronze award. VUCast, Vanderbilt’s video newscast, received the gold (first...

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Two Vanderbilt projects showcased at SmartAmerica Challenge EXPO

Jun. 12, 2014—Last year, the White House launched its “SmartAmerica” challenge. The basic idea was to identify research projects that illustrate how the increasing integration of computers with physical systems – sometimes called the ‘internet of things’ – can improve US competitiveness by creating new jobs and business opportunities that in turn will boost economic growth and...

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Vanderbilt-related ventures snag startup bootcamp spots

Jun. 10, 2014—Two Vanderbilt-related ventures – PinPtr and Spot – are among 10 teams selected for the 2014 business accelerator summer program offered by Nashville’s Jumpstart Foundry. More than 200 companies applied for the 10 spots, according to Jumpstart Foundry co-founder Marcus Whitney. The program began May 19 and companies pitch their business models to investors Aug....

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Rocketeers win NASA Student Launch Competition — again

Jun. 6, 2014—On Saturday morning, May 17, on the storied Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, the 10-foot, black-and-gold StarCRAFT rocket blasted into the still blue sky in a flawless flight that reached an altitude of 4,850 feet before popping its parachute and drifting serenely back down to earth. The students from Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club who created and built the...

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