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Freshman engineering student earns Department of Defense SMART Scholarship

May. 2, 2022—Vanderbilt freshman Evelyn Marx has been selected as a SMART Scholar by the U.S. Department of Defense. The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Award is designed to enhance the DoD workforce with “talented, innovative and brilliant scientists, engineers and researchers” by supporting students like Marx, an electrical engineering and physics major from Columbus, Ohio....

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Nineteen engineering students awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Apr. 29, 2022—Biomedical engineering nets more than any BME department in the country with 10 Sixteen engineering graduate students have been awarded a highly competitive government-funded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Three engineering undergraduate students also received NSF fellowships. NSF Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 allowance for tuition and fees...

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Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering graduate trainee program now accepting applications

Apr. 29, 2022—Applications are open for the Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering (NISE) graduate trainee program. NISE engages students across STEM disciplines in the development, deployment and commercialization of future of work at the human technology frontier approaches and devices that support neurodiverse individuals, and/or that are inspired by their abilities. The NISE program builds on the unique strengths...

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Quentin Millora-Brown willing to play his role in engineering climate change solutions

Apr. 28, 2022—By Graham Hays Quentin Millora-Brown, a senior forward on the men’s basketball team, had his best individual season this year. A starter in 30 games, he led Vanderbilt in blocked shots and was second in rebounding. Perhaps even more importantly, he helped create the culture of success—a willingness among the team to challenge and support...

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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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