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Summer research cements interest, opens options for undergraduates

Sep. 18, 2017—How did you spend your summer? More than 60 engineering undergraduates have quite detailed answers to that standard question, though their answers are anything but routine. They worked for 10 weeks under the direction of faculty mentors on active research projects across all School of Engineering departments. Among the dozens of projects: Investigating defects in...

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Engineering alumnus new president at Hardaway Construction

Sep. 14, 2017—David Frazier has joined Hardaway Construction Corp., which built Featheringill Hall and other Vanderbilt University projects, as president and operations manager. Frazier, a graduate of the School of Engineering’s Engineering & Construction Management Program (ME ’09), previously served more than 12 years as senior construction manager at Nashville-based builder D.F. Chase. Frazier brings to Hardaway...

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Vanderbilt engineer: Rethinking where/if to rebuild after Hurricanes Irma, Harvey

Sep. 14, 2017—Media Note: Vanderbilt has a 24/7 TV and radio studio. The studio is free for Vanderbilt experts, other than reserving fiber time. More information » Though our natural instinct is to put everything back exactly where it was before a disaster, Mark Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Vanderbilt Center...

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Three engineering faculty named to big data and data science working group

Aug. 18, 2017—Three School of Engineering professors will join colleagues from across Vanderbilt University and the Medical School in analyzing the directions for new university big data and data science initiatives. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Susan R. Wente named the 20-member Data Science Visions Working Group this week. Joining the group are: Hiba Baroud, Littlejohn Dean...

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Uncertain times should not stop healthcare facility innovation, efficiency, accountability, experts say

Aug. 14, 2017—Though the event title highlighted the “Epidemic of Uncertainty” surrounding the U.S. health care system, attendees left the 11th Healthcare Design and Construction Symposium with concrete ideas for moving forward. Among them: Ways the built care delivery environment can lower costs but better serve patients and clinicians; how huge data aggregation efforts can deliver insights...

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National experts diagnose ‘epidemic of uncertainty’ on healthcare construction, tech investment, patient experience

Aug. 4, 2017—In today’s political climate, uncertainty impairs the ability of health care facilities to plan for the future, expand to meet demand, and take full advantage of technological leaps. How to balance that uncertainty with patient needs, aging infrastructure, and growing security threats is the focus of the School of Engineering’s 11th Annual Healthcare Design &...

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Engineering faculty lead 3 new TIPs projects that tackle big challenges

Jul. 20, 2017—Build and use microscope systems that do not exist commercially to unlock deeper insights in biomedicine. Design and develop a space-based platform to study Earth’s evolving ecology from an elevated vantage point. Create a research hub for development and testing of durable, sustainable infrastructure materials. All big ideas with widespread impact. And School of Engineering...

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Better models for weather disaster outcomes look beyond historical data

Jun. 12, 2017—In a world with more frequent extreme weather events, basing new bridges on historical weather data and previous structure wear no longer works. Take South Carolina, said Hiba Baroud, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering. Four tropical storms plus Hurricane Matthew pounded the coastal state in 2016 alone, the latter of which caused unprecedented inland...

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