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Engineering school’s three new endowed fellowships support researchers, faculty recruitment

Dec. 8, 2020—Through a Faculty Fellowship Challenge, donors have established endowments that will support rising faculty talent in the School of Engineering. Sally Baker Hopkins, BE’78, and David L. Hopkins, Caroline and Jack P. Williams Jr., BE’86, and Laura J. and William W. Hoy Jr., BA’64, have provided support for faculty fellowships that will receive a match...

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Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s Lori Troxel awarded 2020 Chancellor’s Cup

Nov. 11, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier presents an engraved pewter cup and silver bowl to 2020 Chancellor’s Cup recipient Lori Troxel. (John Russell/Vanderbilt University) The School of Engineering’s Lori Troxel, who is dedicated to empowering her students’ career success while they contribute to the betterment of their communities, has been awarded the 2020 Chancellor’s Cup by Chancellor Daniel...

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CEE professors named to Transportation Research Board committees

Nov. 10, 2020—Two civil engineering faculty members have been named to key positions on committees of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Mark Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Environmental Management Studies, has been appointed chair of the committee on Extreme Weather and Climate Change...

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Adams is 2021 Fellow of the Society for Experimental Mechanics

Nov. 9, 2020—Doug Adams has been elected a 2021 Fellow in the Society for Experimental Mechanics for his outstanding and sustained research, development and commercialization of experimental structural dynamics, nonlinear system identification and structural health monitoring technologies. Adams is the Daniel F. Flowers Professor of Engineering and Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and...

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Clarke to receive Kappe Award for contributions to environmental engineering and science

Nov. 5, 2020—James Clarke will received the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists’ Stanley E. Kappe Award at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in spring 2021. This national award is for “extraordinary and outstanding service contributory to significant advancement of public awareness to the betterment of the total environment and other objectives of the Academy.”...

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Climate adaptation is a necessity and no longer an option

Oct. 19, 2020—This opinion piece by Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Mark Abkowitz originally appeared in The Hill, an American news website based in Washington, D.C. focused on politics, policy, business and international relations. Professor Abkowitz chairs a National Academy of Sciences Committee on Extreme Weather and Climate Change Adaptation. Wildfires, inland and coastal flooding, heat waves,...

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Student team takes top honors in data science challenge

Oct. 13, 2020—Using data sets that included population, commuter traffic, air quality and other measures of downtown Chicago, a team of graduate and undergraduate students recently took the top spot in a challenge organized by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Urban data analytics was one of seven topical challenges organized as part of the fourth annual Smoky Mountain...

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Lin wins prestigious Paul L. Busch Award for innovative water research

Oct. 7, 2020—Shihong Lin, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Vanderbilt University, has won the 2020 Paul L. Busch Award from The Water Research Foundation for his leadership in developing innovative water separation techniques. Since 2001, the award has provided more than $1.9 million in funding to up-and-coming researchers who are making major breakthroughs in...

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