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Five professors named Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

Aug. 17, 2018—Five engineering professors have been named Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows by the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. They join 12 other faculty members in the 2018-2019 class of fellows, the largest class since the program’s inception in 2010. They are assistant professors Leon Bellan, mechanical engineering; Uttam Ghosh, computer science; Taylor Johnson, computer engineering; Kenny...

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Rebuilding concrete – Sanchez to help lead $6.7 million Hong Kong research project

Aug. 15, 2018—The Hong Kong Research Grants Council, which is equivalent to the U.S. National Science Foundation, has awarded a $6.7 million, five-year grant to a multi-university team of experts in materials science, chemistry, civil engineering, material deterioration, complex modeling, and other specialties. Florence Sanchez, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Vanderbilt School of Engineering,...

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Vanderbilt School of Engineering, 2U partner to deliver 2 online graduate degrees

Aug. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and digital education company 2U, Inc. today announced they’re partnering to deliver Engineering@Vanderbilt, a suite of two online graduate engineering degrees: a master of science in computer science and a master of engineering in engineering management. Engineering@Vanderbilt will launch in 2019. The School of Engineering has a rich tradition of...

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Vanderbilt Data Science Institute launched

Aug. 13, 2018—Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Susan R. Wente (Vanderbilt University) Schmidt is co-director; Baroud on executive committee Vanderbilt has established the Data Science Institute to advance foundational research and data science skills across campus and to leverage the university’s collaborative culture. The new trans-institutional institute, one of several recommendations outlined in a May...

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Soldiers, students meet up in the Wond’ry to revolutionize prototyping, production

Aug. 10, 2018—Soldiers from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, are known for their bravery, ingenuity and adaptability, but all those qualities take them only so far if they don’t have the equipment they need, fast. In the Army, it can take years to design, prototype and produce a device for a specific task. That length of time is cut...

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Enzyme helps build motor that drives neuron death

Aug. 6, 2018—A biochemistry instructor curious about an enzyme discovered in the damaged neurons of people with multiple sclerosis made a leap toward a potential cure for countless neurodegenerative ills. Vanderbilt University’s Amrita Pathak, working with Bruce D. Carter, biochemistry professor and associate director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, found that the enzyme histone deacetylase 1 (HDAC1),...

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Zelik named Emerging Leader by Chamber, YP Nashville

Jul. 31, 2018—An assistant professor of mechanical engineering has been named an Emerging Leader by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville. Karl Zelik, who joined the School of Engineering faculty in 2014, received the distinction in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction category. He was among 75 finalists in 15 categories. His commitment to STEM...

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Vanderbilt engineers’ smart grid platform joins new Linux Foundation energy project

Jul. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt University is the first academic partner to join a new effort by The Linux Foundation to advance open source innovation in the energy and electricity sectors, contributing both deep expertise and a platform for smart grid applications LF Energy also has support from Europe’s largest transmission power systems provider, a network that represents 43...

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