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Vanderbilt University receives $4.5M grant, will match to help fund MoveVU mobility plan

Nov. 6, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (pictured) and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced a $4.5 million CMAQ grant, which the university will match, at the FutureVU Mobility Expo Nov. 6 at the Wond’ry. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) MoveVU, Vanderbilt University’s developing mobility strategy for faculty, staff and students, has received a major boost from a $4.5...

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Wond’ry recognized as Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center

Oct. 25, 2018—The Wond’ry was named an Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center at the annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers conference, held last week in Chicago. The Wond’ry opened in 2016 as Vanderbilt University’s epicenter for innovation, creative collaboration and entrepreneurship. “This award is truly an honor and a testament to the incredible amount of hard work and effort that...

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New CEE professor combines hydrology and data to study rivers’ cleansing capacity

Oct. 24, 2018—When it comes to rivers, floodplains, ponds and lakes, Jesus Gomez-Velez knows the waters are never still – even if they appear to be. They continuously change, processing and removing excess harmful nitrates, filtering contaminants though grains of varied sizes, and using thermal energy to reinvent themselves. “Rivers regulate themselves,” he said. “We just need...

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Sole female engineering graduate in 1967 dies in Huntsville

Oct. 22, 2018—The School of Engineering has learned that Jo Ann Eddy Somers, BE ’67, died July 11, 2018, at her home in Huntsville, Alabama. She was the only female in the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering 1967 graduating class. Somers, 73, was a civil engineering major and a member of Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon engineering...

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Summer program exposes 80+ engineering undergraduates to research immersion

Oct. 15, 2018—More than 80 engineering undergraduate students spent 10 weeks immersed in research projects that spanned all departments and focus areas, experiences that in some cases have changed planned career paths. A record number of students took part in the Summer Research Program, which undergraduates and their faculty mentors say provides opportunities they cannot get in...

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Vanderbilt engineers to train neural networks and enhance Chattanooga transit system

Oct. 12, 2018—  Chattanooga is the test city for new Department of Energy-funded project that leverages expertise of Vanderbilt engineers and widespread availability of 1-gigabyte Internet connection to revolutionize energy efficiency of transit providers. Advancements in data sensors, data collection and machine learning will fuel the project, which aims to optimize schedules of bus routes, decrease stop-and-go...

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Engineering school announces six faculty appointments

Oct. 1, 2018—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of a senior faculty member and five junior faculty members representing biomedical, civil, and computer science departments. Audrey Ellerbee Bowden is an associate professor of biomedical engineering. She joins the School of Engineering as a tenured professor from Stanford University where she was a member of...

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Watson Room opening, Hall Lecture mark two-day celebration of IBM support at Vanderbilt

Sep. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt will open the Watson Room at the Wond’ry, and IBM Vice President Robert Sutor will give the School of Engineering’s John R. and Donna S. Hall Lecture, as part of a two-day celebration of IBM support at Vanderbilt University Sept. 19–20. Vanderbilt will open the Watson Room beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19,...

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