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Vanderbilt trustee’s gift helps launch new program to provide opportunities for underrepresented students in engineering

Apr. 7, 2022—The School of Engineering has launched a new targeted, community-based approach to address academic and social factors that affect the success of students from underrepresented groups. Fueled by a gift of $1 million from Vanderbilt Trustee Corey E. Thomas, BE’98, the initiative includes a range of programs to foster a healthy pipeline of diverse engineers....

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NAE President to deliver April 21 Hall Lecture on the engineer’s responsibility to benefit society

Apr. 6, 2022—For the first time in two years, the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Series will be held in person on Vanderbilt’s campus. John L. Anderson, president of the National Academy of Engineering, will deliver the Spring 2022 lecture on Thursday, April 21, at 4:15 p.m. in the School of Engineering’s Jacobs Believed...

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Alumna’s gift supports comprehensive program to aid women seeking leadership positions in engineering

Apr. 5, 2022—The School of Engineering has launched a sweeping new initiative to cultivate and support women for engineering leadership positions that includes strategic experiences, expanded opportunities, and mentorship with faculty and alumni. Fueled by an inaugural gift of $1 million from School of Engineering Distinguished Alumna and Board of Visitors member Cynthia ‘CJ’ Warner, BE’80, the...

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Raghavan identified for President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science

Mar. 31, 2022—President Joe Biden has announced his intent to appoint Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan to the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science. Raghavan is Vanderbilt University’s vice provost for research and a professor of computer science.  The President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science comprises distinguished scientists and engineers who evaluate nominees for the National...

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Inaugural ECE Day is Monday, April 4

Mar. 30, 2022—Event to focus on breakthroughs, achievements & curriculum innovations The Vanderbilt Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will present an inaugural ECE Day Monday, April 4, 2022, in the Commodore Ballroom of the Student Life Center The one-day event will bring together alumni, faculty, students and staff to celebrate scientific breakthroughs, discuss curriculum innovations and recognize achievements....

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Engineering emeritus professor honored with Women’s Center Mentoring Award

Mar. 30, 2022—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center has named George M. Hornberger as a recipient of one of its five annual awards for 2022. Hornberger, University Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth and Environmental Sciences, Emeritus, is one of three individuals this year to receive a Mentoring Award. The Mentoring Award honors a member of the...

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Data Science Institute to host ‘AI Summer’ to train researchers

Mar. 30, 2022—Have a hard drive full of sequential data like audio, text, images or even DNA, but you can’t figure out how to make the most of it? Have an innovative research solution or business objective in mind, but you’re stuck in a quagmire of summarizing data into a few condensed features? Need broad solutions that...

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Engineering graduate programs improve in 2023 ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Mar. 29, 2022—Several programs in the School of Engineering improved in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, which were released today.  The school’s civil engineering program ranked No. 40, up two spots. Materials engineering moved up four spots to earn a No. 60 ranking, and the environmental engineering program climbed to No. 45 from 49 last year....

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