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April, 2015

Heartbroken by earthquake, Nepali student turns attention to helping homeland

Apr. 28, 2015—Dhiraj Prasai’s nonstop consumption of news about the Nepal earthquake started with a 2:30 a.m. Friday phone call that jolted him from sleep. Did you hear? His friend said in a grim voice. Everything in Nepal is gone. Prasai, a Vanderbilt University Ph.D. candidate in interdisciplinary materials science, flipped on the television and immediately started...

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TSU, Vanderbilt win nearly $1 million to increase minority STEM Ph.D.s

Apr. 27, 2015—  2012 graduates of the Fisk-Vanderbilt-Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program (Vanderbilt University) Increasing the number of minority students who earn a Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering and math is the aim of a new “bridge to doctorate” program being launched by a coalition of Tennessee universities and led by Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University. “We are...

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Design Day 2015 wows crowd; AT&T presents Innovation awards

Apr. 24, 2015—    News from Design Day:  More awards, more space for projects, a move to Vanderbilt’s Student Life Center in 2016, and in 2017 to the university’s new Engineering and Science Building, now under construction. AT&T recognized three student design teams this year – first, second and third-place winners of its Innovation Award. In 2014,...

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Students pack Design Studio as end of semester approaches

Apr. 23, 2015—It’s the night before a mechatronics class demonstration day in April, and the Design Studio is even more packed than usual. There’s a constant whir from two 3D printers going full speed as mechanical engineering students crowd nearly every work station to put the finishing touches on their projects. Other majors squeeze in between them...

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Vanderbilt charters first SACNAS student chapter in Tennessee

Apr. 23, 2015—Biomedical engineering Ph.D. student is president A new campus organization devoted to increasing the number of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American undergraduate and graduate students who major in science and engineering has been chartered at Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt University’s Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) student chapter is the first in...

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Senior Aditya Karhade named first Vanderbilt Young Alumni Leader

Apr. 17, 2015—The Board of Trust has elected graduating senior Aditya V. Karhade as Vanderbilt’s first Young Alumni Leader. He will begin serving a three-year term on the Alumni Association Board July 1, 2015, and then join the Board of Trust July 1, 2018, for a two-year term. “I’m incredibly humbled to be selected and I look...

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Vanderbilt undergrads create Bazaar, a Craigslist for universities only

Apr. 16, 2015—Just in time for college move-out season, two Vanderbilt University computer science seniors are introducing an app that should make selling all those textbooks, beanbag chairs and outdated laptops a lot easier. Walton Seymour and Alex Meyer today unveiled Bazaar, billed as Craigslist for college communities. But unlike Craigslist, users must have a .edu email...

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‘Challenge’ puts technology transfer ingenuity on display

Apr. 16, 2015—IMS Ph.D. student leads winning team A strategy for commercializing a potential new test for colon cancer that can make tumor cells “glow” won top honors at last week’s TechVenture Challenge. Now in its fifth year, the Vanderbilt University initiative teaches students how to bring patented “inventions” by Vanderbilt faculty members to market. This year...

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