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ChBE research assistant has ‘a good run,’ wins 4 Jeopardy! shows

Dec. 13, 2017—What was a week’s worth of Jeopardy! episodes for the viewing public in fact took place over one, long, grueling day. Kyle Becker, a School of Engineering research assistant, won his first match, then the second, then the third – all before lunch. A 20-minute break between tapings allowed for changing clothes and fixing makeup....

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Civil rights pioneer, star Commodore, engineering alumnus Perry Wallace remembered

Dec. 4, 2017—Perry Wallace, BE’70, the Vanderbilt University student-athlete who integrated Southeastern Conference varsity basketball, died Dec. 1. He was 69. “Vanderbilt, the sports world, and the entire country lost a civil rights icon today. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Perry Wallace, who through quiet strength and courage blazed a trail that still serves...

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‘Jeopardy!’ appearance fulfills longtime dream of ChBE research assistant

Nov. 30, 2017—Kyle Becker will appear on “Jeopardy!” beginning Dec. 4. (submitted photo) Kyle Becker started watching Jeopardy! in middle school, shouting out questions to the TV and dreaming of the day he’d be hitting that buzzer for real. The Vanderbilt University alumnus and research assistant finally got his shot in a Culver City, California, studio earlier...

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Clark Scholars dinner brings together students, visionary donor

Nov. 27, 2017—One by one, moving down the length of an elegantly set table, 10 freshmen engineering students who represent the first cohort of A. James Clark Scholars at Vanderbilt stood up and shared the excitement of being here and how they plan to give back to the world. Their audience included university leadership, engineering educators and,...

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Shining a light on the nervous system to thwart disease

Nov. 16, 2017—Vanderbilt University researchers are teaming with peers from two other universities to develop ways to fight disease with light with the promise of minimally invasive, drug-free treatments for cardiac arrhythmia, high blood pressure, asthma, sleep apnea, diarrhea and other diseases. They’re testing infrared neuromodulation, which targets specific areas of the nervous system and even single...

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DOE official and Engineering alumna designing nuclear cleanup curriculum

Nov. 14, 2017—A legacy that dates to the Manhattan Project left 107 U.S. sites where energy research and weapons production created conditions that require specialized cleanup. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which oversees these locations, has made much progress, but plenty of complex, expensive work remains. Sue Cange, who has three decades of experience in federal...

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Knowledge on demand shapes technology’s future in education –Schmidt Lecture Nov. 15

Nov. 8, 2017—As education technologies continue to converge, the 2018 forecast is for an exponential pace of technological change. Students today effortlessly connect to the tools, methodologies and strong communities that can and will nurture their innate curiosity, said David E. Wilson, a popular speaker who leads a global team at National Instruments responsible for defining and...

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BME PhD shifts to sepsis cure after dramatic end to pro cycling career

Nov. 3, 2017—Every hour Sinead Miller spends figuring out how to cure sepsis equates to some untold amount of time she’ll spend in a cool, dark, quiet room, her brain recovering from punishing migraines triggered by bright laboratories and computer screens. Miller, 27, was a pro cyclist at the top of her game, a lifelong athlete with...

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