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Engineering grad student co-leads effort to repurpose approved medications

Jun. 14, 2021—Global repositioning campaign targets needs of children and pregnant women Anup Challa, BE ’21, MS ’21, has been tapped to co-lead a team of researchers and patient advocates to identify areas across the world in need of health care for pregnant women and infants. He is the new chair of the Special Populations Coordinating Committee...

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Class of 2021: Family bonds inspire biomedical engineering major to fight breast cancer through cellular research

May. 12, 2021—By Amy Wolf Yoanna Ivanova wears a red-and-white Martenitsa bracelet around her wrist. It’s a Bulgarian tradition representing health, success and renewal—all of which the biomedical engineering major and A. James Clark Scholar is hoping for as she prepares for a future fighting diseases like cancer through cellular research. Watch her YouTube video. Yoanna Ivanova, Class...

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Dean Fauchet recognizes outstanding 2021 engineering graduates

May. 12, 2021—Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering, has announced outstanding 2021 engineering graduates, school and department award recipients. A video is here. Samantha Avery Speer of Westlake Village, California, is Founder’s Medalist for the School of Engineering. She is graduating with a bachelor of science degree as a double major in computer science and mathematics...

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Dean Fauchet announces 2021 annual awards and faculty promotions

May. 11, 2021—Dean Philippe Fauchet announced the promotions of engineering faculty members May 11 at the final faculty meeting of the 2020-2021 academic year. He also announced four additional school awards. Eric Barth and Haoxiang Luo in the Department of Mechanical Engineering have been promoted to full professor with tenure. Four faculty members have been promoted to associate...

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Widely used software, developed by Young Lab, tops 1,000 academic licenses

Apr. 15, 2021—INCA enables robust metabolic tracer studies A software tool for metabolic analysis developed by a Vanderbilt chemical engineer recently passed 1,000 total academic licenses and is the most licensed software on the university’s online licensing and e-commerce platform. Additionally, it was the third highest revenue generator on the platform, VU e-Innovations, for 2020. About 20...

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Design Day on April 30 will be an interactive, virtual environment

Apr. 11, 2021—Senior Design Day 2021 will highlight dozens of problem-solving projects developed over the 2020-21 academic year by teams of students, though the format is a bit different this year. The annual celebration and showcase of ingenuity will take place in a custom, interactive virtual environment and feature video presentations by student teams. The online Design...

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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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Spring 2021 Board of Visitors meeting is business and ceremony

Mar. 26, 2021—The 2021 spring School of Engineering Board of Visitors virtual meeting was not all business. The March 24 event included the introduction of a new Triple ‘Dore member, a ceremony to induct three new members to the Academy of Distinguished Alumni and a Distinguished Friend of the School—all women, and an appearance and chat with...

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