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May, 2016

New documentary highlights philanthropist behind lecture series, named professor

May. 25, 2016—An engineering alumnus who gained international recognition for his leadership style, approach to crisis management and philanthropy is the subject of a new, hour-long Kentucky Educational Television documentary titled “John Hall: The Kentucky Commodore.” His name is well known at Vanderbilt University School of Engineering for the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture...

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Conferences draw 700 engineers from 25 nations to Vanderbilt

May. 23, 2016—Computational mechanics, materials and risk and reliability loom large on session agenda Engineers from 25 nations will return home from Vanderbilt with the most comprehensive, up-to-the-minute information available on predicting how well systems and infrastructure will stand up to stress — and new materials under development to make sure they can. The Engineering Mechanics Institute...

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Inaugural run to honor alum killed in accident draws faculty, students, fellow alumni

May. 17, 2016—Justin Langford was a mechanical engineer with a passion for music and a compulsion to help people in need. He chose Vanderbilt University, his father said, because he knew from the moment he stepped onto the campus that it was a place to develop in all the areas he wanted. And he did: as a...

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Student rocketeers win fourth national championship in a row

May. 13, 2016—  Vanderbilt student rocketeers have won NASA’s Orbital-ATK University Student Launch competition for the fourth year in a row. They had to beat out 40 other university teams in the yearlong national competition in order to achieve this “four-peat.” NASA announced the results of the competition May 12. Teams from the University of Louisville and...

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Dean presents 2015-2016 faculty, staff and student research awards

May. 10, 2016—Dean Philippe Fauchet announced May 10 the promotions of seven engineering faculty members at the final faculty meeting of the 2015-2016 academic year and presented four awards at a reception following the meeting. Four faculty members have been promoted to the rank of professor with tenure: Julie Adams, electrical engineering and computer science; Scott Guelcher,...

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School to present 2016 senior honors May 12

May. 9, 2016—Awards and honors will be presented by Dean Philippe Fauchet to seniors at the School of Engineering’s annual Commencement Reception at the University Club May 12. Julie Anne Schnur, from St. Louis, Missouri, is the recipient of the 2016 Founder’s Medal for the School of Engineering. She graduated May 13 with a bachelor of engineering...

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School of Engineering offers three new graduate certificate programs

May. 3, 2016—The School of Engineering is offering three new certificate programs available to enrolled Vanderbilt graduate students. Two graduate certificate programs – Mobile Cloud Computing and Surgery and Interventional Engineering – will be offered starting in the fall semester 2016. A graduate certificate program in Technology Entrepreneurship will be offered starting in summer 2017. Each program...

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3D pizza printer heading to ‘Shark Tank’ appearance; Vandy alum is company’s CMO

May. 2, 2016—The idea of using 3D printing to make pizzas began as an experiment in getting an American favorite into the hands of hungry NASA astronauts. Thanks to a chance connection, a Vanderbilt engineering alum is shepherding the invention to market, a process sure to get a major boost from an upcoming appearance on ABC’s hit...

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