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April, 2020

Engineering senior awarded Fulbright scholarship

Apr. 30, 2020—An engineering senior has been awarded funding to teach English through the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program. A second engineering senior has been named an alternate. Fulbright awards provide funding to individuals to pursue graduate study, conduct research and teach English around the world. Aaron Niederman, an engineering science and philosophy major with a minor...

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New COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund engages community in Vanderbilt’s fight against coronavirus

Apr. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt University has established a new COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund. The fund enables donations to support research and innovation projects to fight COVID-19. “Since the beginning of this global crisis, Vanderbilt University has been called upon to use our research capabilities to address urgent needs due to the impacts of COVID-19,” said Interim Chancellor...

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Caldwell, Hatzell are inaugural Flowers Family Faculty Fellows in Engineering

Apr. 27, 2020—Mechanical engineering professors Joshua Caldwell and Kelsey Hatzell are inaugural recipients of Flowers Family faculty awards. Caldwell is the Flowers Family Chancellor Faculty Fellow in Engineering. Hatzell is the Flowers Family Dean’s Faculty Fellow in Engineering. The awards target professors who have shown a strong evidence of scientific accomplishment early in their careers and are...

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Master’s in Data Science program application deadline extended for 2020 VU graduates to May 15

Apr. 27, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Data Science Institute is accepting applications from graduating Vanderbilt students for its master’s program in data science through Friday, May 15. Given the challenges brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic, now is good time to explore a postgraduate career in data science. Despite the current economy, companies are hiring for data science positions,...

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Team makes breakthrough in separation science with sub-Angstrom precision

Apr. 24, 2020—An international research team that includes Vanderbilt engineers is the first to successfully separate two ions with very, very small size differences, a major advancement in separation science with widespread potential application. The process is first to achieve solute-solute separation with sub-Angstrom precision. An Angstrom is one hundred-millionth of a centimeter, or one-tenth of a...

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University Continuity Working Group includes six from engineering school

Apr. 22, 2020—A new working group to focus on continuity strategies for the university will include six members of the School of Engineering.  Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced the launch of the University Continuity Working Group today. The group will advise university leadership by providing feedback and recommendations that allow the university to continue...

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Evans, Rothschild elected to second terms on Vanderbilt Board of Trust

Apr. 22, 2020—Bruce R. Evans, BE’81, chairman of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, was elected to his second three-year term as chair at the board’s April 16, 2020, meeting. In addition, Jeffrey J. Rothschild, BA’77, MS’79, was elected to a second three-year term as vice chair. Evans and Rothschild are graduates of the Vanderbilt School of...

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New PhDs’ work will fuel advancements in industry, medicine, academia

Apr. 21, 2020—Concerns about the novel coronavirus changed much on campus this spring, including how some doctoral candidates presented their research. But dissertation defenses proceeded, some of them virtually, maintaining the vital responsibility of a major research university to evaluate the work of Ph.D. candidates before they move on to their next posts. In fact, the impressive...

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