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Corey Thomas, BE’98, and Somto Dimobi, ChBE senior, elected to Board of Trust

Apr. 22, 2019—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust has elected two members who are alumni, or soon will be, of the School of Engineering. Somto C. Dimobi, a graduating senior in chemical and biomolecular engineering, was elected as a Young Alumni Leader for a two-year term to begin July 1, 2022, following her three-year term on the board...

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Army general and engineering professor, LeBoeuf excels at dual career

Apr. 16, 2019—Look at the photographs, and two versions of Gene LeBoeuf emerge. There’s the camo-wearing, two-star Army general leading jungle warfare training in Ghana, talking counter-terrorism in Nigeria and gathering senior leadership on the base in Vicenza, Italy. And then there’s the beloved and respected Vanderbilt University engineering professor pacing in loafers in front of a...

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National Biomechanics Day draws 370+ visitors to assistive tech labs

Apr. 15, 2019—The Vanderbilt group organizing National Biomechanics Day event this year added video scripting and production to its skillset. The group of graduate students and undergraduates spent three months planning demonstrations, contacting schools and creating their two-minute promotional video, which won the award from the International Society for Biomechanics for the most retweeted video. The video, “Biomechanics...

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Army Futures Command, Vanderbilt ink partnership to encourage innovation, education for both

Apr. 15, 2019—Army Futures Command and Vanderbilt University signed an agreement April 9 that links creative, innovative soldiers with top-tier Vanderbilt University experts so that ideas quickly can become useful products. Leaders from the two groups say this five-year education partnership agreement is a potential model for military-academic collaboration across the nation, not only on research and...

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Cange joins Oak Ridge-based environmental firm as VP

Apr. 12, 2019—A prominent alumna who spent nearly two years here as a visiting scholar from the U.S. Department of Energy is now vice president of an environmental remediation and consulting firm based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Sue Cange, BE ’82, MS ’83, is vice president of environmental and regulatory services at Navarro Research and Engineering. She...

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13 engineering students awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Apr. 11, 2019—Biomedical engineering hits all-time high with 8 fellowship offers Thirteen engineering graduate students have been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship that provides a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 and a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for tuition and fees.  In total, 16 Vanderbilt students received NSF graduate fellowships. An all-time high number of...

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Get ready for ‘Wow!’ Senior engineering Design Day is April 22

Apr. 10, 2019—One team of senior engineering students designed a headband that detects oncoming tremors and signals a bracelet that vibrates, discreetly alerting the young girl wearing the accessories. She has a rare brain condition that causes periodic head and neck tremors but can control them with focused attention. Another team developed a wrist-actuated partial prosthetic hand...

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Hatzell awarded NSF CAREER grant to expand research on lithium-ion batteries

Apr. 9, 2019—Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. The five-year, $515,600 grant— Understanding Interfaces in Solid State Energy Storage Systems and Cross-Disciplinary Education—begins June 1, 2019. Advanced lithium-ion batteries for vehicles and for renewable electricity grid storage could improve domestic energy security but performance gaps...

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