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NREL internship shapes student’s interest in building sciences

Apr. 8, 2021—Before the start of her sophomore year, Kristi Maisha joined other Vanderbilt students and faculty on a trip to Sterling Ranch, a mixed-use development south of Denver. The trip included a tour of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in nearby Golden, Co., hosted by a civil engineering alumna who is an NREL research scientist. Kim...

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Vanderbilt civil engineer to design tech-driven decision-making and disaster response tools for Houston-area food banks

Apr. 2, 2021—Hiba Baroud, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is a co-principal investigator on a project that will develop and deploy tools to intelligently aid in disaster preparation, response and recovery. The project is centered in Harris County, Texas—a region that suffered through this year’s winter storms and associated public health emergencies—and includes the Houston...

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Dean Fauchet issues Power Hour match challenge for Vanderbilt Giving Day, April 7

Apr. 1, 2021—From 11 to noon Wednesday, April 7, engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet will match gifts from donors to the school that reach a total of $2,500 during a ‘Power Hour’ challenge on Vanderbilt Giving Day. “Giving Day is an opportunity to help advance the school’s mission of education, discovery and leadership by making a gift of...

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ASCE chapter wins nine awards in 2021 regional conference

Mar. 31, 2021—Vanderbilt civil engineering undergraduates reimagined infrastructure of a future megacity to support vertical gardens as an answer to food shortages. They devised ways to make in-person conferences more sustainable. In a timed transportation engineering challenge, they tasks such as documenting traffic light signal timing and redesigning an existing street for safer pedestrian use. Those were...

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Vanderbilt engineers co-host TDOT ‘Innovation to Implementation Forum’ March 31

Mar. 31, 2021—Janey Camp (Vanderbilt University) Craig Philip (Vanderbilt University) Vanderbilt engineers Janey Camp and Craig Philip are co-hosting the “Innovation to Implementation Forum,” an innovation fair and research symposium focused on improving the practical implementation of TDOT’s State Planning and Research-funded research. SPR funding originates from the Federal Highway Administration to facilitate research through state departments...

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U.S. Army Corps structural engineer and grad student honored as 2021 technology leader

Mar. 31, 2021—Structural engineer and Vanderbilt civil engineering Ph.D. student Gbandi Nikabou received a Modern-Day Technology Leader award in February during the 35th Black Engineer of the Year Awards ceremony hosted virtually from Detroit, Michigan. Nikabou, who works in the Civil Design Branch’s structural section, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, also is working toward his...

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Vanderbilt engineering school, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ R&D Center enter educational partnership to enhance collaborations

Mar. 30, 2021—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center have entered an educational partnership agreement that will link top-tier experts from Vanderbilt and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The purpose of the ERDC’s Educational Partnership Agreement is to encourage education in science, mathematics, engineering, and professional areas of...

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Zeno Power: Vanderbilt’s NSF I-Corps team makes an impact through innovation

Mar. 24, 2021—Since the inception of the Vanderbilt I-Corps Site Program just three years ago, more than 20 teams of VU innovators have been accepted into the National Science Foundation’s prestigious National I-Corps Program, turning their STEM ideas and research into novel inventions that improve health care, strengthen cybersecurity, produce clean energy, support people battling drug abuse...

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