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June, 2016

5 questions with Golden State Warrior, engineering science major Damian Jones

Jun. 24, 2016—Engineering science major Damian Jones is a Golden State Warrior after Thursday night’s draft, selected No. 30 in the first round. The jovial, 7-foot-tall Jones was the only engineer among the SEC’s top-ranked players this year — other than teammate and computer science major Luke Kornet – a fact not lost on sports analysts. He’s...

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Two engineering students receive humanitarian fund awards to pursue global projects

Jun. 23, 2016—Two engineering students have received scholarships to pursue humanitarian project during summer 2016. They are among 40 Vanderbilt students who received support from the university’s Nichols Humanitarian Fund. Human rights, public health, immigrant rights, early childhood education and environmental sustainability are among the issues 2016 Nichols scholarship recipients will address in their work with communities...

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New VISE grant gives clinical boost to surgical device development

Jun. 20, 2016—  Engineering graduate students from across several disciplines will experience intensive training and mentoring with the potential to help them create devices, then get those out of the lab and into clinical settings. Offered through the Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering, this program for second- and third-year engineering PhD students includes sessions with surgeons...

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Open-source instructions for focused ultrasound provide cancer research boost

Jun. 8, 2016—Focused ultrasound is FDA-approved to treat three medical conditions and under investigation to treat dozens more. Just this week, popular TV journalist and surgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta explored the topic of focused ultrasound (FUS) as an experimental treatment for Parkinson’s disease. But the needed equipment costs hundreds of thousands of dollars and is tough to...

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