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Engineering school recruits 11 new faculty members

Oct. 9, 2017—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of 11 new members to its full-time teaching faculty. They are: Carlos Silvera Batista, assistant professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Joshua Caldwell, associate professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Piran Kidambi, assistant professor, Department of Chemical and...

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Engineering students, organizations, labs contribute to Maker Faire’s success

Oct. 5, 2017—The Nashville Mini Maker Faire, held for the first time at The Wond’ry, attracted more than 4,000 visitors and 93 exhibitors – a jump in attendance of more than 50 percent and double the maker participation over 2016. At least 25 percent of the exhibits had Vanderbilt ties and many of them involved students, organizations...

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Anilkumar, adviser to four-time rocket launch champions, wins Chancellor’s Cup

Oct. 4, 2017—Amrutur “A.V.” Anilkumar stopped mid-sentence in his fluid mechanics class, as Vanderbilt’s chancellor entered his Featheringill Hall classroom with an entourage of friends, family and colleagues. Anilkumar, professor of the practice of mechanical and aerospace engineering and adviser to Vanderbilt’s four-time NASA Student Launch championship-winning club, soon would learn the purpose of Monday’s visit: to award him the...

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Chambers entrepreneurial speaker stresses customer and clinical validation

Sep. 30, 2017—Ayanna Howard is an internationally known roboticist, holds an endowed chair at Georgia Institute of Technology, and spent 12 years as a senior researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. An innovator with a proven track record, Howard nonetheless knew she had much to learn in making the leap to entrepreneur. And she’s still learning. Howard,...

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Vanderbilt rises to No. 10 in Thomson Reuters’ World’s Most Innovative Universities

Sep. 28, 2017—Vanderbilt University has been named the 10th most innovative university in the world, according to a Thomson Reuters analysis of 100 educational institutions around the world doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and industries. The ranking is based on a number of indicators, including patent filings and research...

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New Career Fair venue, casual company pitches a slamming success

Sep. 21, 2017—The ubiquitous “elevator pitch” is a standard rite of career advancement. Whether or not it takes place in an elevator, job candidates are told they must be able to describe their awesomeness in two minutes or less. The Vanderbilt Career Center this year turned the tables on the recruiters. The night before the official Career...

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Summer research cements interest, opens options for undergraduates

Sep. 18, 2017—How did you spend your summer? More than 60 engineering undergraduates have quite detailed answers to that standard question, though their answers are anything but routine. They worked for 10 weeks under the direction of faculty mentors on active research projects across all School of Engineering departments. Among the dozens of projects: Investigating defects in...

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Valentine wins Chancellor’s research award; Paschal recognized for 25 years of service

Aug. 26, 2017—Jason Valentine, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was one of five Vanderbilt professors who won a Chancellor’s Award for Research this week. The award recognizes excellence in works published or presented in the last three calendar years. Recipients also received $2,000 and an engraved pewter julep cup. Associate Dean Cynthia Paschal was among about 30 faculty members...

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