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January, 2016

Amy Shah receives Vanderbilt’s Lai Sulin Scholarship

Jan. 15, 2016—Amy T. Shah, a biomedical engineering doctoral candidate, has received the 2015 Lai Sulin Scholarship. The award, given to a Vanderbilt University graduate student who conducts research in an area related to cancer, carries a $5,000 stipend and will be presented in early 2016. Shah’s current research with biomedical engineering professor Melissa Skala applies optical...

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Unique Vanderbilt Engineering partnership with smart city broadens immersive learning

Jan. 14, 2016—  Just how immersive is project-based learning at the School of Engineering? One team of fourth-years is figuring out how adding $50,000 in upgrades to a floor plan today could make a house net-zero for decades. Another is devising a monitoring system that allows homeowners to know how much water they’re using at a glance....

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Hall Lecture: Global health care inequities need engineering ingenuity

Jan. 13, 2016—New approaches to engineering design are needed to solve inequities in global health care, according to a widely-acclaimed bioengineer who tackles neonatal health and cancer mortality in low-resource settings in the United States and Africa. Rebecca Richards-Kortum will deliver the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Monday, Jan....

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William H. Robinson named associate dean of the School of Engineering

Jan. 11, 2016—William H. Robinson, a rising academic leader and diversity advocate, has been named an associate dean of the School of Engineering, Dean Philippe Fauchet announced today. Robinson, a member of the university’s Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Community, which Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos named in the fall semester, will work with the dean to...

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Harnessing the power of computers to create a sustainable future

Jan. 8, 2016—Harnessing the power of computers to help create an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable future – that is the purpose of a major new grant issued by the National Science Foundation to a new network of universities and organizations that includes Vanderbilt University. The five-year, $10 million grant is part of NSF’s Expeditions in Computing...

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Kenneth Galloway elected to AAES Board of Directors

Jan. 6, 2016—Kenneth F. Galloway has been elected to the American Association of Engineering Societies Board of Directors for a term beginning Jan. 1, 2016. Galloway is a Distinguished Professor of Engineering, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and former dean of the School of Engineering. Galloway is a Fellow of the American Society of Engineering...

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