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Summer research cements interest, opens options for undergraduates

Sep. 18, 2017—How did you spend your summer? More than 60 engineering undergraduates have quite detailed answers to that standard question, though their answers are anything but routine. They worked for 10 weeks under the direction of faculty mentors on active research projects across all School of Engineering departments. Among the dozens of projects: Investigating defects in...

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Cancer-fighting T cells smarter, stronger than experts thought

Aug. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt engineers have made a significant leap toward developing killer T cells to attack cancer tumors by “nudging” them into action with far less evidence of disease than previously thought. Now, researchers will look for T cells that demonstrate potential for the strongest binding when they’re flung at damaged cells. The work by Vanderbilt University...

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Advanced material analysis focus of ME grad student’s 2 weeks at national labs

Jul. 18, 2017—A mechanical engineering Ph.D. student will spend two weeks using some the most advanced X-ray and neutron equipment in the world and learning the techniques from top experts. Marm Dixit was among 60 graduate students selected for the 2017 National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering. As a part of this program he will spend...

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PhD student wins summer grant to study potential vaccine for pediatric neuroblastoma

Jul. 5, 2017—A grant from cancer research nonprofit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is allowing a Vanderbilt chemical engineering doctoral student to advance his research on a potential vaccine against pediatric neuroblastoma. Kyle Garland is spending his summer on a project titled Immunotherapeutic Targeting of the STING Pathway to Combat Neuroblastoma. He’s working with John Wilson, assistant professor...

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Outstanding graduates recognized at 2017 Commencement Reception

May. 11, 2017—Awards and honors were presented by Dean Philippe Fauchet May 11, 2017, to seniors at the School of Engineering’s annual Commencement Reception. Duncan Matthew Morgan, from Woodstock, Georgia, is Founder’s Medalist for the School of Engineering and is graduating with a bachelor of engineering in chemical engineering, chemistry and mathematics. Morgan’s research at Vanderbilt has...

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Dean presents 2017 engineering faculty, staff awards

May. 10, 2017—The School of Engineering recognized faculty and staff members for their exemplary research, teaching, and professional service during the 2016-2017 academic year. At the final faculty meeting of the year, Dean Philippe Fauchet announced faculty promotions, recognized emeritus professors, and he presented four annual awards during a reception following the May 9 meeting. Adam Anderson...

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Design Day serves up a feast of ingenuity

Apr. 28, 2017—The School of Engineering’s annual Design Day is a banquet of innovation, problem-solving, teamwork, and design thinking at work. The 2017 event – a mashup of a sophisticated science fair and electronics show – featured 70 teams of graduating seniors standing by to demonstrate their engineering answers to real-life challenges. Corporate and nonprofit sponsors propose...

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Engineering researcher wins Stand Up to Cancer award for ‘smart’ nanoparticles

Apr. 4, 2017—John Wilson, assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and of Biomedical Engineering, has received an Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). (photo by John Russell) An assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and of Biomedical Engineering has received an Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). John Wilson,...

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