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Engineers develop technologies to make autism treatment more effective, accessible

Apr. 17, 2018—April is National Autism Awareness Month A recent CDC announcement reports that one in 88 children have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, up from one in 110 released in 2009. ASD refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and...

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Vanderbilt’s rocket rolls and captures payload design award at NASA launch contest

Apr. 10, 2018—The Vanderbilt rocket team collected a key award at the NASA’s Student Launch Challenge and followed up with a successful flight of their rocket Sunday, April 8, at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama. At the awards banquet at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville April 7, Vanderbilt – four-time national champs – won...

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From 3-D printed bones to refueling drones, check out Design Day April 23

Apr. 8, 2018—With the start of each new academic year, engineering seniors don’t get the luxury of easing in to their capstone design projects. Discussion of potential projects and the rigorous process begins with the first or second meeting of the two-semester course. Sponsors and professors present project needs and, depending on the department, students rank their...

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Novel two-part rocket design addresses NASA challenge – launch is April 7

Mar. 29, 2018—Rockets naturally roll during ascent, posing great difficulty in imaging objects on the ground. Engineering students in the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory tackled that challenge. On Saturday, April 7, at the 2018 NASA Student Launch Competition in Toney, Alabama, they will demonstrate a payload design that helps capture image targets The Vanderbilt team has designed...

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Vanderbilt engineer’s novel research explores way to restore silenced voices

Mar. 27, 2018—A swarm of cicadas that left thousands of insect carcasses across the Vanderbilt University campus in 2011 is leading to transinstitutional research at the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to develop a surgical planning tool to help restore speech for people with vocal fold paralysis. Haoxiang Luo, Ph.D., who...

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Engineering faculty to lead two new University Courses

Mar. 26, 2018—School of Engineering faculty will lead two of the five newest University Courses, which are designed to promote new and creative trans-institutional teaching and learning and advance Vanderbilt’s mission. The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be taught by Doug Fisher, associate professor of computer science and associate professor of computer engineering, with support from...

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Engineering’s graduate program is No. 37 in ‘U.S. News’ 2019 rankings

Mar. 20, 2018—The School of Engineering’s graduate program is No. 37 in annual rankings by U.S. News. No other engineering school of its size was ranked higher. The 2019 graduate school rankings were released today for business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing schools, as well as graduate programs in the sciences. The school ranks ahead of...

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SPIE Medical Imaging conference gives students new perspective – as presenters

Mar. 8, 2018—Engineering graduate students who made presentations at SPIE Medical Imaging 2018 expected some performance jitters and anxiety about what their peers at this premier academic gathering thought of their work. What they may not have expected is the collegial give-and-take following their talks that sowed the seeds for new research avenues. Participating at such a...

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