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September, 2016

‘Pre-Flight’ course for startups offered to Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff

Sep. 28, 2016—Think you’ve got an idea that could become the next Facebook or Google, but you’re not sure how to get it off the ground? Turning ideas into action is the aim of a new, seven-week Pre-Flight course, developed by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and offered in partnership with Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization...

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Vanderbilt engineering professors, students submit grade on state infrastructure report card

Sep. 27, 2016—Tennessee section of ASCE: Infrastructure GPA is a C Two Vanderbilt civil engineering professors helped grade Tennessee’s infrastructure, and the report card came home today. Professors Lori Troxel and Craig Philip and Vanderbilt engineering students were members of a team of professional engineers across Tennessee that assessed 10 categories of the state’s infrastructure, resulting in...

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Kosson appointed to working group to define university’s global strategy

Sep. 26, 2016—David Kosson, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, has been appointed to a new working group charged with developing an international strategy to support and promote faculty research, scholarship and creative expression. The working group, created by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, comprises faculty from a wide range of disciplines. The...

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Vanderbilt launches the Wond’ry at its new Innovation Pavilion

Sep. 22, 2016—Vanderbilt University has opened a new cross-disciplinary creative space called the Wond’ry that is the centerpiece of the Innovation Pavilion announced last year as part of the continued implementation of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan. “Universities, at their very heart, have always served as catalysts of discovery — places where experts from many disciplines converge...

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Alumni return, eager to recruit at Sept. 28 Engineering and Technology Career Fair

Sep. 22, 2016—  So many employers want to recruit Vanderbilt engineering majors, some are willing to pack into the Student Life Center’s hallways for the opportunity. The renamed Engineering and Technology Career Fair will feature 71 companies – up from 62 last fall — and about 700 student visitors. It’s set for 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept....

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Senior juggles three majors, values Opportunity Vanderbilt

Sep. 21, 2016—Jacqueline Machesky represents just one of the nearly 9,000 students whose lives have been changed by the Opportunity Vanderbilt financial aid initiative. Oldest sister, Vanderbilt student, steel bridge builder. These are just a few of the hats that senior Jacqueline Machesky wears. During her time on campus, she’s been fascinated by the annual steel bridge...

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Alum finds laser parameters for fence that kills mosquitoes, not honeybees

Sep. 19, 2016—An attempt to poison Zika-carrying mosquitoes in South Carolina made headlines earlier this month when it killed millions of honeybees, too. That’s the perpetual issue in pest control: How do you make it deadly enough to take out the bugs you want without harming the ones you don’t – or harming the environment in general?...

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WalkWays app helps visitors find their way around VUMC

Sep. 15, 2016—Visitor Terry Manning uses his smartphone to test text-based directions to find Vanderbilt University Hospital’s Courtyard Café while he waits for his girlfriend during her appointment. (photo by Anne Rayner) Getting to a patient’s room or finding the right clinic for an appointment can be stressful, but Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) leaders believe a...

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