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Faculty, students to honor late professor Matthew Walker III in virtual memorial May 8

May. 4, 2021—Matthew Walker III (Vanderbilt University) Faculty, students, administrators and friends of the School of Engineering and School of Medicine will hold a memorial to honor professor and mentor Matthew Walker III. Walker was a beloved professor and mentor who developed and taught Vanderbilt University’s biomedical engineering design curriculum and served as the associate director of...

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Dean Fauchet issues Power Hour match challenge for Vanderbilt Giving Day, April 7

Apr. 1, 2021—From 11 to noon Wednesday, April 7, engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet will match gifts from donors to the school that reach a total of $2,500 during a ‘Power Hour’ challenge on Vanderbilt Giving Day. “Giving Day is an opportunity to help advance the school’s mission of education, discovery and leadership by making a gift of...

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Spring 2021 Board of Visitors meeting is business and ceremony

Mar. 26, 2021—The 2021 spring School of Engineering Board of Visitors virtual meeting was not all business. The March 24 event included the introduction of a new Triple ‘Dore member, a ceremony to induct three new members to the Academy of Distinguished Alumni and a Distinguished Friend of the School—all women, and an appearance and chat with...

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Alumna Jessica D. Haley joins engineering school’s Board of Visitors

Mar. 23, 2021—3M engineer Jessica D. Haley (BS’10, MS’10, PhD’15) has joined the School of Engineering’s Board of Visitors. She will attend the board’s virtual meeting today, which includes a ceremony to recognize the newest members of the school’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni and Circle of Distinguished Friends. While at Vanderbilt, the Jacksonville, Florida native simultaneously earned...

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Engineering school announces 2021 alumnae honorees, distinguished friend

Mar. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt engineering alumni Sheryll D. Cashin, Jennifer Rose Frist and Cathy Jo Thompson Linn have been named Distinguished Alumni and Courtney Clark Pastrick has been named a Distinguished Friend of the School of Engineering. They will be inducted into the school’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni and celebrated at the Board of Visitors virtual meeting Wednesday,...

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How to build a tiny home: Expert advice from civil engineering grad Sean Ticknor

Feb. 17, 2021—For Sean Ticknor, BE’99, the light-bulb moment came in 2016. That’s when he realized that his sons, now 13 and 16, would never have the opportunity to take a shop class—and that most schools in his San Francisco Bay area took a one-size-fits-all approach in directing students to college, but no other paths. “College is...

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Marine engineering leader, Vanderbilt alum elected to NAE

Feb. 11, 2021—Christopher J. Wiernicki (BE’80) has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering for innovative leadership in the design, engineering, and operation of ships and offshore structures. Wiernicki is chairman, president and CEO of ABS and chairman of the ABS Group of Companies, Inc. He previously served as chairman of the International Association of...

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Alum is one of 15 ‘Engineers Who Mattered in 2020’ on engineering.com

Jan. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt engineering alumnus Bhupinder Singh, MS’86, is one of 15 “Engineers Who Mattered in 2020” featured in a list published Jan. 7, 2021, on engineering.com. After serving 26 years with Bentley Systems, a leader in infrastructure engineering software, Bhupinder Singh could have called it quits. Throughout his years at Bentley, Singh held many roles, including...

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