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Self-powered wildfire detection plan earns CEE team national runner-up

Jan. 13, 2022—A team of Vanderbilt undergraduate engineering students took the second spot in a national Jump into STEM challenge to develop holistic solutions that improve the resilience of the built environment. The students—Francisco Diaz-Rodriguez, Jillian Flynn, Alex Holzke, and Ethan Rand—proposed a self-powered system to detect wildfires, especially in rural communities that do not have access...

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Janey Camp to serve on Metro Nashville Stormwater Management Committee

Dec. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt University engineering professor Janey Camp has been appointed to serve on the Stormwater Management Committee for Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. Camp is a research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a licensed civil engineer in Tennessee. She has expertise in infrastructure resilience and flood mitigation and response strategies....

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Vanderbilt University signs on to U.N.-backed Race to Zero campaign

Nov. 11, 2021—(L to R) Assistant Professor Leah Dundon with students Chandler Quaile, Lucas Martim de Lima Portilho, Sammy Knoblauch, Lily Hauptman, Robin Young, Lipika Narisetti, Charles Doktycz and Madeline Allen (submitted photo)   Vanderbilt engineering professor and 14 students participate in international climate change negotiations Vanderbilt University, which already has taken significant steps in its commitment...

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Smart power grid leader to deliver Nov. 8 Hall Engineering Lecture

Oct. 25, 2021—Yilu Liu led the effort to create the North American power grid Frequency Monitoring Network or FNET and is known for her research on electric power systems and smart grids. Liu was named an IEEE Fellow in 2003 and she was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2016 for innovations in electric power grid monitoring, situational awareness,...

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Two virtual seminars offered in November for students, postdocs interested in STEM public policy careers

Oct. 25, 2021—Several Vanderbilt offices will partner to host two virtual events focused on federal science, technology, engineering and mathematics policy on Nov. 1 and 8. On Monday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. CT, STEM undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs considering careers in public policy are encouraged to register for the “Science Policy Careers...

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Vanderbilt engineering, U.S. Army educational partnership highlighted at 2021 Corps Innovation Summit

Oct. 25, 2021—The 2021 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Innovation Summit runs virtually today through Friday and features a Vanderbilt School of Engineering presentation about the programs in the educational partnership between the school and the Army’s Engineer Research and Development Center. The summit showcases USACE innovations from both R&D and applied practices as well as innovations in human capital and business...

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Janey Camp selected as co-author for Fifth National Climate Assessment

Oct. 11, 2021—Janey Camp, research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been selected as a contributor to the Fifth National Climate Assessment, a quadrennial report on the varied impacts and risks presented by global climate change across the country. The NCA5 is published by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, itself a federally mandated body...

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Paul Harrawood, Emeritus Dean of Engineering, has died

Oct. 8, 2021—School of Engineering Dean, Emeritus, Paul Harrawood, 93, died Oct. 3, 2021, in Lexington, Virginia. Harrawood joined the Vanderbilt engineering faculty as an associate professor of civil engineering in 1967. He served as director of the engineering science division from 1967 to 1971, and he served as acting dean in 1970-1971. He was dean of the...

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