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New recyclable resin makes wind turbine blades much more sustainable

Feb. 16, 2018—Fields of spinning wind turbine blades inspire thoughts of earth-friendly energy, but until now, generating wind power hasn’t been as sustainable as people may have thought. It generally requires a great deal of time and energy to cure the type of resin that makes the 150-foot-wide fiberglass blades strong and durable. When they finally wear...

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Vanderbilt School of Engineering offers new master of cyber-physical systems degree

Jan. 3, 2017—A new master’s degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering is designed to prepare students to meet the dramatic rise in workforce needs in such high-profile fields as the Internet of Things – the advanced connectivity of devices and systems – the security of cyber domains, the smart grid and defense. The new Cyber-Physical...

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Congressional staff visits include Vanderbilt engineering labs

Sep. 9, 2016—Professor of Mechanical Engineering Nilanjan Sarkar (center), accompanied by Ph.D. students Dayi Bian (second from right) and Jian Fan (far right), shows Kayla McMurry (far left) and Mackensie Burt (second from left) from Sen. Lamar Alexander’s staff the simulator that he developed with researchers at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to help teenagers with autism learn...

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Conferences draw 700 engineers from 25 nations to Vanderbilt

May. 23, 2016—Computational mechanics, materials and risk and reliability loom large on session agenda Engineers from 25 nations will return home from Vanderbilt with the most comprehensive, up-to-the-minute information available on predicting how well systems and infrastructure will stand up to stress — and new materials under development to make sure they can. The Engineering Mechanics Institute...

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Glencliff High sweeps ASCE bridge competition in 7 out of last 8 years

Mar. 1, 2016—There’s not a lot of drama reflected in little plaques adorning the grand-prize trophy for Nashville’s largest high school-level bridge competition. They show the award has lived at Glencliff High School for five years, then took a brief trip to Montgomery Bell Academy. But when the newest ones are added, they’ll chart the trophy’s journey...

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VUSE volunteers encourage career goals at pair of Society of Women Engineers events

Oct. 25, 2015—Hundreds of middle school girls learned how a mini car runs off solar power, how to ionize water and how wind turbines create electricity – all thanks to Vanderbilt University School of Engineering volunteers who turned out in force on Saturday. The brief lessons took place at the Society of Women Engineers’ Design It. Build...

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Undergrads collect accolades, experience in VUSE summer research

Sep. 9, 2015—Austin Hardcastle stood pensively next to a giant poster explaining his research, the ultimate in “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” reports, holding the malaria test he designed. Soon, the School of Engineering’s faculty would pour out of a meeting in Featheringill Hall and walk past Hardcastle’s poster and 33 others, asking tough questions and...

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Pick 3: Modules give first-year students closer look engineering majors

May. 4, 2015—  Some engineering students arrive with a clear idea of their paths through college to future careers. Others know their strengths lie in math and science, but they’re not sure of the best engineering major to fit their interests. ES 140 is a course for both. In the first case, it reinforces a decision the...

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