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August, 2014

Institute director Sztipanovits appointed to Industrial Internet Consortium committee

Aug. 18, 2014—Janos Sztipanovits, director of Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems, will serve on the committee guiding ongoing creation of and setting standards for the Industrial Internet. Vanderbilt was the first academic institution to join the Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee after the consortium was announced in March. Technology giants AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel founded...

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Super-sized lab has energized grand opening

Aug. 18, 2014—LASIR wind tunnel. (Joe Howell / Vanderbilt) More than 150 people showed up Aug. 14 for the grand opening of the School of Engineering’s new Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability (LASIR). The visitors to the spacious, 20,000-square-foot facility were dwarfed by the airframe of the military heavy-lift helicopter, the Humvee sitting on a four-foot...

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Engineering grad applies problem-solving skills to affirmative action

Aug. 18, 2014—Before Sheryll Cashin was a Georgetown University law professor, acclaimed author and popular speaker, she was an undergrad fresh from Huntsville, Ala., studying electrical engineering at Vanderbilt. The transition was nearly seamless, she said, after spending time in a summer program at Tuskeegee University. And in Huntsville, home of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Cashin...

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First all-Vanderbilt undergraduate research fair and poster session Sept. 1

Aug. 13, 2014—  Eunice Jun and Edward Fischer’s collaboration on the viability of a malnutrition supplement in Guatemala was made possible through the Littlejohn Family Undergraduate Research Program. (Lauren Holland / Vanderbilt) Monday, Sept. 1, 2014  4–5:30 p.m. Student Life Center As an initiative of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Office of Honor Scholarships and...

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Vanderbilt startup to pitch at Memphis Bioworks DEMO Day

Aug. 11, 2014—Blood Monitoring Solutions, a Vanderbilt startup based on a system that allows blood banks to monitor the temperature of blood and prevent wastage, will pitch their product and business plan to a room full of entrepreneurs, investors, and industry professionals August 14. The pitch, known as Demo Day, is the final phase of Memphis Bioworks...

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Graduate student wins $150,000 DOE fellowship and top prize in fuel cycle research competition

Aug. 1, 2014—Timothy Ault, a doctoral student in environmental engineering, has won a three-year $150,000 fellowship from the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy to support his studies at Vanderbilt. This is a multi-year agreement that will be the funding vehicle for this and any future Nuclear Energy Scholarship or Fellowship winners from Vanderbilt. These fellowships...

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