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VU engineering alumnus named 2023 Schwarzman Scholar

Dec. 10, 2021—Aaron Niederman, BS’20, has been named to the 2023 class of Schwarzman Scholars. He is one of 151 scholars chosen from more than 3,000 applicants representing 33 countries and 106 universities. The Schwarzman Scholars Program, among the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships, brings together the best minds from around the world to study the economic,...

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Engineering’s Shun Ahmed is 2022 Outstanding Senior at Vanderbilt

Nov. 15, 2021—Shun Ahmed has a passion for diversity, inclusion and volunteering. Vanderbilt community members recognized Ahmed’s impact throughout her time at Vanderbilt when she was named 2022 Outstanding Senior on Oct. 23 during the halftime program of the Homecoming football game versus Mississippi State. “Receiving this award has both a sentimental and physical meaning to me....

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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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