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MoveVU travels on with $8.4M to help reduce traffic jams near campus, improve city air quality

Aug. 5, 2020—Campus Perimeter ‘Walk and Roll Loop’ (Mark Abkowitz/Vanderbilt University) Based on the success of the MoveVU sustainable transportation program, launched in 2018, Vanderbilt University has received an additional $8.4 million to scale up its activities. The additional money is being funded equally by the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement...

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Vanderbilt engineer selected for NAE’s ‘Engineering for Pandemics’ panel at annual meeting

Jul. 17, 2020—Plenary speakers and technical forum panelists will offer their perspectives on health scourges and the role of engineering in preparing for and handling global pandemics at the 2020 National Academy of Engineering Annual Meeting in the fall. The meeting’s topic, “Engineering for Pandemics: Preparedness, Response and Recovery,” will be addressed in two plenary lectures and a forum, which will...

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Adams to lead TIPs-funded, soldier-inspired innovation hub

Jun. 30, 2020—Sanchez, Valentine awarded VU Discovery Grants A new innovation incubator will amplify existing collaborations among researchers and soldiers, building on Vanderbilt’s partnership agreement with Army Futures Command. The project, Soldier-Inspired Innovation Incubator for Discovering Research-Based Solutions, is one of six cross-disciplinary programs to be funded by Vanderbilt’s Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) initiative, a hallmark of the...

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Hazard education curriculum developed for future community leaders

Jun. 19, 2020—As secondary educators plan their fall course material, they will have access to new, online-friendly teaching materials focused on risk education. Their development has been lead by Janey Camp, associate research professor of civil and environmental engineering, as one component of a national disaster resilience competition. “Whether you realize it or not, we make decisions about...

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$3.3 million project aims to transform grid management with risk metrics for renewables

Jun. 17, 2020—The U.S. electricity market has never been simple but it has relied on highly predictable models. Loads are high during very hot and very cold months. Residential loads are lower during the day when many people are at workplaces outside their homes. Even then, the price for electricity on the wholesale market fluctuates every five...

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Transportation lab predicts “extreme traffic” for some cities following COVID-19

Jun. 8, 2020—By Marissa Shapiro As communities and cities across America embark on paths for reopening, a transportation group at Vanderbilt is asking the question: What will traffic look like if transit riders become car drivers? A new article, published online by the Work Research Group at Vanderbilt, takes a hard look at transportation modes during and...

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New grad on #VU2020 committee helps plan celebrations now and for 2021

May. 14, 2020—When Jack Ke Ding dreamed of celebrating his degree in civil and environmental engineering from Vanderbilt, the health and safety constraints of COVID-19 never came to mind. Now he and a volunteer team of undergraduate, graduate and professional students, along with university leadership, are leading the planning for this year’s virtual celebrations and the in-person...

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Two engineering professors granted emeritus titles

May. 11, 2020—Two esteemed professors in the School of Engineering have been honored for their years of service and Vanderbilt University has bestowed on them the title of emeritus faculty. K. Arthur Overholser is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Emeritus, and Prodyot (P.K.) Basu is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus. A faculty member...

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