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July, 2014

PinPtr selected to NSF I-Corps program

Jul. 24, 2014—It’s a technology that was first pitched in April when it won CTTC’s Flash Pitch competition, and now, the brains behind PinPtr will participate in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program. The team, consisting of Akos Ledeczi, principal investigator and Vanderbilt associate professor in computer engineering, Will Hedgecock, entrepreneurial lead and Vanderbilt...

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Engineering graduate’s app catches Apple’s eye

Jul. 22, 2014—Seth Friedman met the world’s most innovative software developers this summer at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. For five days in June, 1,000 Apple engineers and 5,000 developers gathered to reveal Apple’s latest technological innovations. A notoriously secretive company, Apple had promised it is working on its “best product pipeline in 25 years,”...

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Cochrane joins national geotechnical engineering firm

Jul. 15, 2014—Michael Cochrane (BE’79) has joined TTL as the Nashville Branch Manager. He will be responsible for all services in TTL’s Nashville region. Cochrane earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Vanderbilt, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering science from Lipscomb University. Cochrane has more than 35 years of engineering experience, including project management, operational...

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Anilkumar accepts advisory role as guest professor at growing technology institute in India

Jul. 10, 2014—Amrutur V. Anilkumar will serve as a 2014-2016 guest professor in an advisory capacity at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGn). Anilkumar, professor of the practice of mechanical engineering and adviser and director of the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club, has been associated with IITGn as a member of the organizing committee of the Roddam Narasimha...

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Dramatic site overhaul begins at Olin Hall

Jul. 8, 2014—  Signs and fencing have gone up at the corner of Highland and 25th avenues, the construction site for the new Engineering and Science Building. In addition, work has begun on underground utilities and drainage for the building, which will be three times the size of the current Olin Hall and connect to Olin through...

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Alum’s engineering and environmental firm celebrates 25th anniversary

Jul. 7, 2014—In celebration of 25 years in business, Littlejohn Engineering Associates has changed its name to Littlejohn to reflect the firm’s growth and expanded services. “Our new name illustrates our broader reach and expanded services,” said President Jim Littlejohn, a Vanderbilt civil engineering (BE’76) graduate. He also serves on the School of Engineering’s Board of Visitors....

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Engineering alumna named a Hero of the Fortune 500

Jul. 2, 2014—  Vanderbilt engineering alumna Tamara Brown, BE’93, has been named one of 50 of Fortune Magazine’s Heroes of the Fortune 500. Brown, who completed a double major in biomedical engineering and chemical engineering at Vanderbilt, is the community engagement leader for Praxair, Inc. Praxair, a Fortune 250 company in Danbury, Connecticut, is the largest industrial...

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