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Lucy Britto broadens access to biomedical science community through mentoring

Apr. 27, 2022—By Amy Wolf When digging into a scientific challenge, biomedical engineering major Lucy Britto aims to do more than solve a problem. She also wants to open doors to the scientific community by helping others understand the solution and broadening access for traditionally underrepresented groups. The Brazilian American from Franklin, Tennessee, is a V-Squared engineering mentor, helping...

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Ravindra Duddu is the inaugural faculty head of Rothschild College

Apr. 26, 2022—Ravindra Duddu Engineering Professor Ravindra Duddu will be the inaugural faculty head of Rothschild College, which is scheduled to begin housing students in fall 2022. Rothschild College, at the corner of West End Avenue and 24th Avenue South, is the university’s newest residential college. It is named in recognition of a transformational $20 million gift that Marieke and engineering Distinguished...

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Engineering senior Yousef Abu-Salah selected for Keegan Traveling Fellowship

Apr. 25, 2022—Yousef Abu-Salah, a member of Vanderbilt’s Class of 2022, had been named a Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellow for 2022–2023. The Keegan Fellowship aims to enhance the development of future leaders through world travel and experiential learning. The fellowship provides graduating Vanderbilt seniors with the opportunity to pursue an idea or issue they are passionate...

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Rock-climbing student duo pursues scientific, business and Olympic dreams

Apr. 25, 2022—by Amy Wolf Strategically managing precise steps up a wall or cliff at breakneck speeds is exactly where Michael Finn-Henry, a mechanical engineering student and contender for the 2024 Paris Olympics, finds clarity. Speed rock climbing is a finesse sport that requires fast feet and an even faster brain. Michael Finn-Henry trains with the Vanderbilt Climbing...

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School of Engineering is #3 in Giving Day 2022; Challenge gifts unlocked

Apr. 22, 2022—The Giving Day results are in: Almost 6,000 members of the Vanderbilt community, including alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends, donated more than $5 million as of 11:00 a.m. on April 22, with donations still coming in.  At the conclusion of the event on April 21, the School of Engineering landed at #3 in the...

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Re-engineering Boundaries: Whether in lacrosse or engineering, Bri Gross redefines what’s possible

Apr. 21, 2022—There was a time when someone like Bri Gross wasn’t supposed to excel in lacrosse. In a sport that has spread only gradually beyond its East Coast roots, Californians like her have often been afterthoughts on the national recruiting scene. Yet this past year, Gross helped lead Vanderbilt to the NCAA Tournament and became one...

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Engineering’s Design Days 2022 returns to in-person, jam-packed event April 28-29

Apr. 21, 2022—Two-day event in Featheringill Hall to showcase 77 engineering design projects Design Days 2022 in the Vanderbilt School of Engineering will highlight 77 problem-solving projects developed by teams of students during the 2021-2022 academic year. The annual celebration returns to an in-person jam-packed event in Featheringill Hall following two years of virtual showcases. A Design Days catalog features...

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Ndukaife receives NSF Early CAREER Award to investigate cell-to-cell communication

Apr. 18, 2022—Justus C. Ndukaife, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has received a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for foundational research in cell-to-cell communication. His CAREER project, “Resonant Dielectric Optical Metasurfaces for Single-Cell Extracellular Vesicles Analysis,” will enable Ndukaife to associate the properties of extracellular vesicles directly to their cell sources—up to the resolution of single cells—a capability that...

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