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Summer program exposes 80+ engineering undergraduates to research immersion

Oct. 15, 2018—More than 80 engineering undergraduate students spent 10 weeks immersed in research projects that spanned all departments and focus areas, experiences that in some cases have changed planned career paths. A record number of students took part in the Summer Research Program, which undergraduates and their faculty mentors say provides opportunities they cannot get in...

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Watson Room opening, Hall Lecture mark two-day celebration of IBM support at Vanderbilt

Sep. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt will open the Watson Room at the Wond’ry, and IBM Vice President Robert Sutor will give the School of Engineering’s John R. and Donna S. Hall Lecture, as part of a two-day celebration of IBM support at Vanderbilt University Sept. 19–20. Vanderbilt will open the Watson Room beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19,...

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Rehab engineering team takes second place and $20,000 at pitch competition

Sep. 5, 2018—A team of Vanderbilt School of Engineering entrepreneurs took home second place and $20,000 in startup funds at the recent 36|86: Student Edition pitch competition, part of an annual high profile entrepreneurship conference that draws from across the southeast. Synchro Motion LLC is developing a smart prosthetic ankle that anticipates users’ movements and adjusts to stairs, steep...

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Fauchet announces new roles, responsibilities in dean’s office

Aug. 28, 2018—Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of the School of Engineering, has announced a new structure for his office with a number of colleagues taking on new roles and responsibilities. “These decisions reflect thoughtful review of our goals, especially our plans for strategic initiatives and growth, and more effective use of the school’s tremendous...

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Design teams’ VandyVans app syncs with shelter at The Commons

Aug. 27, 2018—(Vanderbilt University/Joe Howell) Students can now follow their VandyVans route and van in real time at the new shelter located at the Hank Ingram stop near The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. The shelter was designed by undergraduates in the School of Engineering and partially funded through the Vanderbilt Green Fund, which provides seed funding for...

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Five professors named Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

Aug. 17, 2018—Five engineering professors have been named Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows by the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. They join 12 other faculty members in the 2018-2019 class of fellows, the largest class since the program’s inception in 2010. They are assistant professors Leon Bellan, mechanical engineering; Uttam Ghosh, computer science; Taylor Johnson, computer engineering; Kenny...

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Rebuilding concrete – Sanchez to help lead $6.7 million Hong Kong research project

Aug. 15, 2018—A Vanderbilt civil engineering professor is a key investigator in a new international project to revolutionize production of concrete using seawater, sea sand and fiber-reinforced polymer composites. The Hong Kong Research Grants Council, which is equivalent to the U.S. National Science Foundation, has awarded a $6.7 million, five-year grant to a multi-university team of experts...

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Soldiers, students meet up in the Wond’ry to revolutionize prototyping, production

Aug. 10, 2018—Soldiers from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, are known for their bravery, ingenuity and adaptability, but all those qualities take them only so far if they don’t have the equipment they need, fast. In the Army, it can take years to design, prototype and produce a device for a specific task. That length of time is cut...

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