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Dean Fauchet recognizes outstanding 2022 engineering graduates

May. 12, 2022—Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering, has announced outstanding 2022 engineering graduates, school and department award recipients. Shubham Gulati of Edmond, Oklahoma, is Founder’s Medalist for the School of Engineering. Long Viet Than of Hanoi, Vietnam, will lead 2022 engineering undergraduates to their Commencement seats as the School of Engineering’s Banner Bearer....

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Army Futures Command awards Pathfinder seed funding to Tonia Rex and Doug Adams

May. 2, 2022—by Jenna Somers  Two Vanderbilt professors were awarded Pathfinder seed funding for a project that could benefit soldiers by optimizing their neurological performance through suggested behavior protocol and by improving aircraft design and equipment to reduce the effects of in-flight vibration and percussion.  The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory and the Civil-Military Innovation Institute...

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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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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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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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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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Braun receives NSF Early CAREER Award to create next-gen robots to assist humans

Apr. 13, 2022—David Braun, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for foundational research in mechanically adaptive robotics. His CAREER project, “Mechanically Adaptive, Energetically Passive Robotics,” will enable the creation of new-generation industrial robots, transportation systems, and devices that can assist and augment humans. The five-year, $600,000 grant will support work on robot...

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