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Alumni-founded phone case company expands finishes and future plans

Jul. 30, 2021—An alumni-owned company that developed copper-based phone cases amid the COVID-19 pandemic has set its long-term sights on antimicrobial coatings for door handles, railings and other high-touch surfaces in public spaces. Aeris Copper also rebranded and added new phone case finishes to its product offerings. The company, now called Alloi, has expanded into mixed metal...

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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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First online master’s degree students to graduate May 15

May. 9, 2021—The first cohort of students from two online engineering master’s degree programs will graduate Saturday, May 15. The M.Eng. students in engineering management and M.S. students in computer science come from a wide range of industries, including energy, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, technology, aerospace and consulting. Ten and three master’s degree students will graduate, respectively. Vanderbilt and 2U, Inc., a...

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Research Snapshot: Faculty examine user experience of electronic health records for physicians

May. 3, 2021—The Idea Health care providers use electronic health records as a tool for quickly sharing relevant patient medical information. Unfortunately, medical providers’ information needs are often misunderstood by the people who design information tools, including EHRs. A team of Vanderbilt-led researchers sought to better understand the goals, constraints and frustrations of medical providers when they...

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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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Engineering School is No. 37 in 2021 U.S. News undergraduate program rankings

Sep. 14, 2020—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering is No. 37 in the U.S. News & World Report’s  2021 Best Colleges rankings released today. The school is tied with Brown University, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Santa Barbara, and the University of Virginia. MIT is ranked No. 1. The U.S. News rankings of the 206 undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET, and where the...

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Vanderbilt leads $5 million project to revolutionize neurodiverse employment through AI

Sep. 10, 2020—NSF grant aligns with school’s Inclusion Engineering focus The National Science Foundation has awarded a highly competitive $5 million grant to Vanderbilt University that greatly expands a School of Engineering-led project for creating novel AI technology and tools and platforms that train and support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the workplace. The significant federal...

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