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March, 2016

Biomedical engineering researcher receives NSF Early Career award

Mar. 4, 2016—A Vanderbilt biomedical engineering researcher has received a Faculty Early Career Development award from the National Science Foundation. Melissa Skala, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is a pioneering researcher in the development of optical imaging, optical spectroscopy and nanotechnology for cancer diagnosis and therapy. The $509,000, five-year award begins May 1, 2016. According to the...

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Civil & environmental grad student takes top spot at Three Minute Thesis Competition

Mar. 2, 2016—Topics ranged from giving nanoparticles the aquatic skills of an Olympic swimmer so they can deliver anti-cancer drugs more effectively…to developing an ultrasonic Trojan horse to destroy tumors…to using blue light as an alternative to antibiotics in controlling bacterial infections. But in the end, it was Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s Thushara Gunda who took...

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40 Under 40 honoree: ‘Things that make me successful are what I learned between classes’

Mar. 1, 2016—Andrea Yanicky arrived at InfoWorks in 2002 with the ink barely dry on her Vanderbilt University engineering science degree, ready to start her business consulting gig at the then 20-person firm. But by the time she arrived, her gig wasn’t open. Instead, the Nashville firm needed a custom software solution to manage events for a...

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Glencliff High sweeps ASCE bridge competition in 7 out of last 8 years

Mar. 1, 2016—There’s not a lot of drama reflected in little plaques adorning the grand-prize trophy for Nashville’s largest high school-level bridge competition. They show the award has lived at Glencliff High School for five years, then took a brief trip to Montgomery Bell Academy. But when the newest ones are added, they’ll chart the trophy’s journey...

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