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October, 2016

Mechanical engineering graduate student collects national and international astronautical awards

Oct. 11, 2016—Christopher T. Lyne has won two prestigious awards hailing his work in astronautics. Lyne, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, has received the 2016 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement in Astronautics. Lyne also received the Pierre Contensou Medal for first place in this year’s International...

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Zelik receives SEC faculty travel grant

Oct. 10, 2016—  Castilho Karl Zelik, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is one of nine Vanderbilt faculty members who will participate in the 2016-17 SEC Faculty Travel Program. Now in its fifth year, the program provides support for selected faculty members to collaborate with colleagues at other Southeastern Conference member institutions.   Crucini More than 100 faculty...

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Scholarships available to STEM students who want to teach

Oct. 7, 2016—Many STEM undergraduates want to pursue teaching. The Noyce Scholarship can help in a big way. Undergraduate students majoring in science, math or engineering subjects have the opportunity to make a difference in high-needs secondary schools while earning teaching licensure and a master’s degree from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development. The Vanderbilt-Fisk...

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Zeppos welcomes Fleischmann to campus for science, tech discussion

Oct. 6, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos greets U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann in the new Engineering and Science Building. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt) Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos welcomed U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., to Vanderbilt University Oct. 4 for a visit to the new Engineering and Science Building, a tour of the Wond’ry and a question-and-answer session with graduate students...

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Engineering professors help chart campus land use future

Oct. 4, 2016—  Vanderbilt University’s land use plan is entering its second year with a full slate of activities and a new 19-member faculty advisory committee to engage the Vanderbilt community in the design and development of the campus. The plan, which has been named FutureVU, is one of Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos’ primary initiatives. To help...

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School of Engineering recruits biomedical engineering chair, new faculty members

Oct. 3, 2016—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of senior faculty to the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and four junior faculty members representing biomedical, mechanical and computer science and computer engineering departments. Michael R. King will join Vanderbilt as professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Cynthia Reinhart-King will join biomedical engineering...

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