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Sankaran Mahadevan receives ASCE’s George Winter Medal for contributions to engineering and the arts

Jan. 27, 2023—The American Society of Civil Engineers has honored Vanderbilt engineering professor Sankaran Mahadevan with the 2023 George Winter Award for technical contributions as a structural engineer, creativity as a professional musician, composer and teacher, and exemplary research in the fields of risk and reliability and machine learning. Mahadevan is the John R. Murray Sr. Professor of...

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Vanderbilt student engineering team’s steel-timber beam machine earns spot in DOE challenge finals

Jan. 26, 2023—Civil engineering students Maggie Chudik and Jacqueline Quirke and engineering science students Arielle Kopp and Alexandra Filipova are vying this week for the top spot in a U.S. Department of Energy competition that offers winners internships at DOE national laboratories. The all-women team from Vanderbilt created a composite beam machine that makes steel-timber beams. Steel...

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Summer research opportunities available for undergraduates

Jan. 17, 2023—Vanderbilt University and the School of Engineering offer undergraduates numerous summer research opportunities to expand their classroom knowledge and gain valuable practical experience. The Institute for Software Integrated Systems is hosting a virtual open house for interested students on Feb. 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. The registration deadline is Feb. 21. The School of...

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Vanderbilt’s strengths in transportation, resilience research on display at National Academies’ board meeting in D.C.

Jan. 12, 2023—Five graduate students named Eisenhower Fellows Vanderbilt University’s strengths in transportation, resilience and sustainability are on display this week at the Transportation Research Board’s 102nd annual meeting held in person in Washington, D.C. As part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the TRB provides leadership in transportation improvements and innovation. Three faculty members and six graduate...

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Memorial reception for James Clarke is Jan. 28

Jan. 12, 2023—A memorial reception for civil and environmental engineering professor James H. Clarke is Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at 1 p.m. in Featheringill Hall’s Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium. The reception is open to the Vanderbilt University community. The memorial also will be live streamed here. Clarke, 77, was a nationally recognized expert in nuclear and...

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Vanderbilt engineering professor will use Israel exchange fellowship to explore innovations in water and energy usage for food production

Dec. 16, 2022—Sanjiv Gokhale, Engineering Endowed Director of Construction Management and professor of the practice of civil engineering, is among 35 faculty members from U.S. universities and colleges who will tour Israel through a fellowship program sponsored by the Jewish National Fund-USA’s Boruchin Center and other supporters. The fellows will travel throughout Israel Dec. 26 to Jan. 8...

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Civil engineers identify factors influencing bicycle crash severity in urban areas, provide recommendations for safety improvements

Dec. 9, 2022—Using historical crash data, data collection, advanced classification models and machine learning algorithms that encompass critical factors in bicycle crash outcomes, Vanderbilt engineers Ishita Dash, Mark Abkowitz and Craig Philip developed an analysis that will result in a set of policies and actions that transportation planners nationwide can use to mitigate cyclists’ safety risks. The...

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Vanderbilt University, VUMC faculty named Highly Cited Researchers, rank in top 1% by citations

Dec. 6, 2022—Experts from the Institute for Scientific Information identified 13 faculty at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center as among the top one percent of cited researchers worldwide. The preliminary list of Highly Cited Researchers is drawn from the highly cited papers that rank in the top one percent by citations for field and publication...

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