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September, 2014

Two notable educators join Vanderbilt Engineering School’s Board of Visitors

Sep. 30, 2014—Two notable educators – Jim Conwell and Jay Walsh – will join the School of Engineering’s Board of Visitors at its fall meeting on campus Friday, Oct. 10. The 35-member board is comprised of distinguished alumni and friends of the school who serve as advisers to the Dean and senior staff and meet twice annually....

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‘Queen of Carbon’ Mildred Dresselhaus graces VINSE Colloquium Series

Sep. 29, 2014—Acclaimed MIT Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita, Mildred Dresselhaus, whose decades of research earned her the nickname Queen of Carbon, will explain at the next VINSE Colloquium how placing molecules on a graphene substrate enhances their Raman spectral signal. Dresselhaus won the 2012 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience and previously won the National Medal of...

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New facility devoted to multiscale modeling opens on Music Row

Sep. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt University School of Engineering has established a unique research facility focusing on Multiscale Modeling and Simulation. MuMS is home to four faculty members and their research groups. An Open House and inaugural MuMS Seminar Oct. 9 will celebrate the recent creation of the space located on Nashville’s historic Music Row. Multiscale modeling involves the...

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Will Grissom makes problem-solving nerds look cool

Sep. 25, 2014—“I live for the problems we get to solve,” says Will Grissom, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, radiology and electrical engineering. The problems Grissom refers to revolve around magnetic resonance imaging – helping clinicians see inside the human body, discovering new ways to target diseases and creating more effective and efficient health care solutions. Self-described...

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Blast signals excavation at site of new Engineering and Science Building

Sep. 25, 2014—The university marked a milestone September 17 when blasting began at the construction site for its new seven-story 230,000-square-foot Engineering and Science Building. Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet was on hand to mark the occasion with bullhorn in hand, and he declared, “Let’s open the site.” After Fauchet’s 3-2-1 countdown, the blast foreman detonated the explosives,...

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Engineering & IT Career Day draws record crowd with good prep, plentiful options

Sep. 24, 2014—A record-breaking crowd of Vanderbilt University engineering students squeezed through row after row of eager recruiters Tuesday, both sides working to be heard over the excited buzz of people planning futures. The Engineering & IT Industry Career Day in the Student Life Center is an annual opportunity for students to polish their resumes, research potential...

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Cary Pint named to ’20 Under 40’ by American Society for Engineering Education

Sep. 23, 2014—Creating products that also function as ‘energy depots’ offers tremendous potential because “there are so many materials and technologies where energy storage can be integrated,” says Cary Pint. Pint, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Nanomaterials and Energy Devices Laboratory at Vanderbilt University, was named to the American Society for Engineering Education’s...

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VU engineer wins $1.5 million to develop magnetic capsule endoscope

Sep. 22, 2014—Pietro Valdastri, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University, and colleagues will continue to develop a unique endoscope for colonoscopy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease with the support of a 4-year, $1.5 million grant – “A magnetic capsule endoscope for colonoscopy in patients with IBD” – from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging...

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