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Civil and Environmental Engineering

New leadership announced for the Wond’ry

Jun. 7, 2019—David A. Owens (Vanderbilt University) David A. Owens, a leading thinker on innovation and new product development and Owen Graduate School of Management faculty member, has been named the Evans Family Executive Director of the Wond’ry. Owens is a professor of the practice of management and innovation and succeeds Robert Grajewski, the Wond’ry’s inaugural director....

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Vanderbilt Engineering and Science Building wins international S-Lab Award

Jun. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Engineering and Science Building has won an international S-Lab award in the category of Engineering and Related Buildings for Wilson HGA, a national design and architecture firm specializing in science and technology facilities for higher education. S-Lab awards recognize excellence in science buildings, equipment, facilities and management. Designed by Wilson HGA, the 230,000-square-foot, seven-story...

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Outstanding graduates recognized at 2019 Engineering Commencement Reception

May. 9, 2019—Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering, presented awards and honors to seniors May 9 at the school’s annual Commencement Reception. David K. Zhang of Clarksville, Tennessee, is Founder’s Medalist for the School of Engineering. He is graduating as a triple major in computer science, mathematics and physics and with a minor in...

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Dean presents 2018-2019 faculty, staff and student research awards

May. 7, 2019—Dean Philippe Fauchet announced May 7 the promotions of two engineering faculty members at the final faculty meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year and presented four awards at a reception following the meeting. Craig Duvall and Jamey D. Young have been promoted to the rank of professor. Duvall’s promotion to full professor of biomedical engineering...

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Road test proves adaptive cruise control can add to traffic jam problem

May. 7, 2019—VU researcher wants closer look at feature to address traffic issues A new, open-road test of adaptive cruise control demonstrated that the feature, designed to make driving easier by continuously adjusting a vehicle’s speed in response to the car ahead, doesn’t yet solve the problem of phantom traffic jams. Because human drivers are responsible for...

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Design Day showcases Mars habitat, interstate cap, dozens of innovations

Apr. 25, 2019—Design Day 2019 took students and visitors to Mars, a diving depth of 300 feet and a potential green oasis above a stretch of Interstate 65. Other projects included a robotic device for a young boy born with a partial right hand, an easily customized ultrasound brain helmet, an affordable 3D-printed canine prosthetic, advanced lab...

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Army general and engineering professor, LeBoeuf excels at dual career

Apr. 16, 2019—Look at the photographs, and two versions of Gene LeBoeuf emerge. There’s the camo-wearing, two-star Army general leading jungle warfare training in Ghana, talking counter-terrorism in Nigeria and gathering senior leadership on the base in Vicenza, Italy. And then there’s the beloved and respected Vanderbilt University engineering professor pacing in loafers in front of a...

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Army Futures Command, Vanderbilt ink partnership to encourage innovation, education for both

Apr. 15, 2019—Army Futures Command and Vanderbilt University signed an agreement April 9 that links creative, innovative soldiers with top-tier Vanderbilt University experts so that ideas quickly can become useful products. Leaders from the two groups say this five-year education partnership agreement is a potential model for military-academic collaboration across the nation, not only on research and...

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