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Vanderbilt leads data effort for early prediction of pathogen outbreaks

Sep. 22, 2020—NSF Convergence grant dovetails with Microsoft PREMONITION program expansion Vanderbilt engineers are leading the academic component of a massive Microsoft project that combines robotics, genomics, big data collection—and mosquitos—to monitor the environment and detect potential pandemics and other threats before they cause widespread outbreaks. Microsoft announced today expansion of its PREMONITION program and a large-scale...

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Engineering School is No. 37 in 2021 U.S. News undergraduate program rankings

Sep. 14, 2020—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering is No. 37 in the U.S. News & World Report’s  2021 Best Colleges rankings released today. The school is tied with Brown University, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Santa Barbara, and the University of Virginia. MIT is ranked No. 1. The U.S. News rankings of the 206 undergraduate engineering programs accredited by ABET, and where the...

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Vanderbilt leads $5 million project to revolutionize neurodiverse employment through AI

Sep. 10, 2020—NSF grant aligns with school’s Inclusion Engineering focus The National Science Foundation has awarded a highly competitive $5 million grant to Vanderbilt University that greatly expands a School of Engineering-led project for creating novel AI technology and tools and platforms that train and support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the workplace. The significant federal...

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Bell siblings reflect Vanderbilt’s culture of innovation

Sep. 9, 2020—By Jenna Somers Charleson Bell Charleson Bell, research assistant professor of biomedical engineering and National Science Foundation I-Corps consultant at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center, and Charreau Bell, senior data scientist at the Data Science Institute, share a lot in common. They are siblings, business partners, innovators and entrepreneurs. As a power pair who has...

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Kyser Miree Scholarship supporters launch challenge to expand opportunities for engineering undergraduates

Sep. 8, 2020—Donors aim to grow endowment to $1M with matching campaign  A $1 million matching gift challenge by a donor is marking the tenth anniversary of the Kyser Miree Scholarship for undergraduate students in the School of Engineering. This scholarship was established in 2010 to recognize the life and leadership of Kyser Miree, BE’09, a magna cum laude...

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Vanderbilt rocketeers win seventh NASA launch national title

Jul. 24, 2020—The Vanderbilt University rocket team has won an unprecedented seventh NASA Student Launch national title. NASA officials today announced the Artemis Generation winners of its 2020 launch competition. By NASA’s comprehensive grading, the Vanderbilt team edged teams from second and third place winners, University of North Carolina-Charlotte and the University of Alabama-Huntsville, and 43 other...

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4D printed thermite could make welding in space and combat zones easier, safer

Jul. 20, 2020—A recent mechanical engineering doctoral graduate has created a material for welding in extreme conditions that could minimize equipment needed and operator hazards. The material—a safe, stable, thermite paste—can serve as a portable, programmable heat source for use in space, under water and in combat zones. The paste is 3D-printed and deposited in patterns called...

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Eight engineering students on spring 2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Jul. 16, 2020—Eight engineering student-athletes have been named to the 2020 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll. Commissioner Greg Sankey and the league office announced the SEC honor roll July 10. A total of 73 Vanderbilt student-athletes made the list. The engineering students are: Abbey Carlson–W Golf–Mechanical Engineering (BE’20) Brianne Gross–Lacrosse–Engineering Science/Communication Studies (rising junior) Megan MacGillis–Lacrosse–Engineering Science...

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