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Vanderbilt researcher selected to present at UN’s COP27 in Egypt

Sep. 26, 2022—Vanderbilt University has been selected to present in two venues at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as COP27, Nov. 15 at Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. Vanderbilt research assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and Vanderbilt Climate Change Initiative Director Leah Dundon’s proposal on Vanderbilt’s ongoing research in marine shipping...

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School of Engineering incoming class marks a new milestone with a majority of women

Sep. 26, 2022—Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering hit a record enrollment of 1,473 undergraduates for fall 2022, including a majority of first-year females and a growing number of first-year underrepresented minorities. In this year’s class, 50.1% of first-year engineering undergraduates are women; overall, 41.6% of the school’s undergraduates are female. In the case of URMs, they make...

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Graduate student enrollment in the School of Engineering reaches new high for fall 2022

Sep. 26, 2022—Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering continues to be the top choice for graduates and professionals seeking advancement based on an all-time high enrollment of 830 in its programs for fall 2022. Of the 830 students, 652 are in on-campus programs with 530 students enrolled in eight Ph.D. programs, the largest number ever, and 122 enrolled...

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Vanderbilt researcher receives $2.5 million NSF grant to establish Climate Leaders Academy

Sep. 23, 2022—Leah Dundon, research assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been awarded a $2.5 million NSF grant to establish a Climate Leaders Academy at Vanderbilt that will support students learning about climate change from a range of perspectives and include participation at the annual United Nations climate change conferences, known as COPs. The Climate...

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Vanderbilt engineering professor Sankaran Mahadevan wins international research award

Sep. 23, 2022—Sankaran Mahadevan, John R. Murray Sr. Professor of Engineering and civil and environmental engineering professor, is the winner of the 2022 IASSAR Distinguished Research Award. The award is presented every four years to two eminent senior researchers by the International Association on Structural Safety and Reliability at its quadrennial meeting. IASSAR promotes the study, research...

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Executive Council established to lead engineering institute

Sep. 21, 2022—An Executive Council of senior engineering leaders has been created to oversee governance of the School of Engineering’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems. “A substantial rise in the number of affiliated faculty, professional research staff, and students as well as growing significance of the Institute’s core research areas made it necessary to establish a governance...

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Nanoengineering may hold the key to developing more effective, safer treatments for a deadly childhood cancer

Sep. 15, 2022—Neuroblastoma is one of the most common—and lethal—forms of childhood cancer, accounting for 15 percent of pediatric cancer deaths each year. (Despite the name, neuroblastoma is not a form of brain cancer; it typically consists of tumors found in the abdomen, chest, neck, pelvis and bones.) Currently, children with neuroblastoma are treated with aggressive forms...

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Vanderbilt researcher receives nearly $2.7 million in NSF and NIH funding to explore how augmented reality can ease loneliness in older adults

Sep. 12, 2022—As the population of older adults continues to boom across the U.S., Vanderbilt researcher Nilanjan Sarkar is partnering with Lorraine Mion of the Ohio State University and two Middle Tennessee long-term care (LTC) facilities to investigate how augmented reality technologies can ease loneliness among residents. Sarkar, the David K. Wilson Professor of Engineering and a...

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