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Dean Fauchet recognizes outstanding 2022 engineering graduates

May. 12, 2022—Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering, has announced outstanding 2022 engineering graduates, school and department award recipients. Shubham Gulati of Edmond, Oklahoma, is Founder’s Medalist for the School of Engineering. Long Viet Than of Hanoi, Vietnam, will lead 2022 engineering undergraduates to their Commencement seats as the School of Engineering’s Banner Bearer....

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Dean Fauchet presents 2021-2022 faculty, staff and student research awards

May. 10, 2022—Dean Philippe Fauchet announced the promotions of five engineering faculty members at the final School of Engineering faculty meeting of the 2021-2022 academic year and presented four awards at a reception following the May 10 meeting. Three faculty members have been promoted to the rank of professor: Joshua Caldwell, mechanical engineering, effective Aug. 16, 2022;...

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Nineteen engineering students awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Apr. 29, 2022—Biomedical engineering nets more than any BME department in the country with 10 Sixteen engineering graduate students have been awarded a highly competitive government-funded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Three engineering undergraduate students also received NSF fellowships. NSF Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 allowance for tuition and fees...

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Lucy Britto broadens access to biomedical science community through mentoring

Apr. 27, 2022—By Amy Wolf When digging into a scientific challenge, biomedical engineering major Lucy Britto aims to do more than solve a problem. She also wants to open doors to the scientific community by helping others understand the solution and broadening access for traditionally underrepresented groups. The Brazilian American from Franklin, Tennessee, is a V-Squared engineering mentor, helping...

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School of Engineering is #3 in Giving Day 2022; Challenge gifts unlocked

Apr. 22, 2022—The Giving Day results are in: Almost 6,000 members of the Vanderbilt community, including alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends, donated more than $5 million as of 11:00 a.m. on April 22, with donations still coming in.  At the conclusion of the event on April 21, the School of Engineering landed at #3 in the...

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Engineering’s Design Days 2022 returns to in-person, jam-packed event April 28-29

Apr. 21, 2022—Two-day event in Featheringill Hall to showcase 77 engineering design projects Design Days 2022 in the Vanderbilt School of Engineering will highlight 77 problem-solving projects developed by teams of students during the 2021-2022 academic year. The annual celebration returns to an in-person jam-packed event in Featheringill Hall following two years of virtual showcases. A Design Days catalog features...

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International collaboration reveals how the human brain evolved to harness abstract thought

Apr. 12, 2022—By Marissa Shapiro THE IDEA The human brain is organized in functional networks—connected brain regions that communicate with each other through dedicated pathways. That is how we perceive our senses, how the body moves, how we are able to remember the past and plan for the future. The “default mode” network is the part of...

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Study finds 10-second videos predict blood cancer relapse

Apr. 4, 2022—Biomedical engineering prof says study raises the prospect of a new application of diagnostic optical biopsy by Paul Govern In a new study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 10-second videos of white blood cell motion in the skin’s microvasculature greatly improved the prediction of which stem cell and bone marrow transplant patients would have a relapse...

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