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National Biomechanics Day draws 370+ visitors to assistive tech labs

Apr. 15, 2019—The Vanderbilt group organizing National Biomechanics Day event this year added video scripting and production to its skillset. The group of graduate students and undergraduates spent three months planning demonstrations, contacting schools and creating their two-minute promotional video, which won the award from the International Society for Biomechanics for the most retweeted video. The video, “Biomechanics...

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Army Futures Command, Vanderbilt ink partnership to encourage innovation, education for both

Apr. 15, 2019—Army Futures Command and Vanderbilt University signed an agreement April 9 that links creative, innovative soldiers with top-tier Vanderbilt University experts so that ideas quickly can become useful products. Leaders from the two groups say this five-year education partnership agreement is a potential model for military-academic collaboration across the nation, not only on research and...

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13 engineering students awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Apr. 11, 2019—Biomedical engineering hits all-time high with 8 fellowship offers Thirteen engineering graduate students have been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship that provides a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 and a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for tuition and fees.  In total, 16 Vanderbilt students received NSF graduate fellowships. An all-time high number of...

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Get ready for ‘Wow!’ Senior engineering Design Day is April 22

Apr. 10, 2019—One team of senior engineering students designed a headband that detects oncoming tremors and signals a bracelet that vibrates, discreetly alerting the young girl wearing the accessories. She has a rare brain condition that causes periodic head and neck tremors but can control them with focused attention. Another team developed a wrist-actuated partial prosthetic hand...

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Hatzell awarded NSF CAREER grant to expand research on lithium-ion batteries

Apr. 9, 2019—Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. The five-year, $515,600 grant— Understanding Interfaces in Solid State Energy Storage Systems and Cross-Disciplinary Education—begins June 1, 2019. Advanced lithium-ion batteries for vehicles and for renewable electricity grid storage could improve domestic energy security but performance gaps...

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DC innovation showcase to feature student-led Zeno Power Systems

Apr. 8, 2019—The Vanderbilt University students behind Zeno Power Systems, a clean energy company that could serve schools and hospitals in remote locations, will discuss their path to entrepreneurship Wednesday at The University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Universities, the event...

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Engineering is No. 2 in funds raised in 2019 Giving Day campaign

Apr. 5, 2019—Over 750 donors contributed more than $500,000 to the School of Engineering on April 4 during Vanderbilt Giving Day, the university’s  fourth annual 24-hour fundraising campaign. The school ranked No. 2 in most money raised. The College of Arts and Science raised more than $5 million. The school ranked No. 4 in number of donors...

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Vanderbilt Giving Day set for April 4

Mar. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt’s fourth annual Giving Day is scheduled for April 4 and offers the entire Vanderbilt community a chance to join together to “give for the gold” and make the university stronger. Download the Mr. C augmented reality app and enter the social media contest for a chance to win a $50 gift card from Barnes...

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