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Soldiers partner with Vanderbilt engineers to create a new model for innovation

Oct. 12, 2019—GPS, duct tape, microwaves and computers—these everyday items have one thing in common:  Each invented, in part or in whole, as the result of U.S. military research. The military’s rich history of innovation continues today at numerous labs and engineering centers. There is a gap, however. There are myriad problems at the warfighter level that...

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Vanderbilt engineers lead $1 million NSF pilot to develop tech for workforce inclusion of people with autism

Oct. 11, 2019—A Vanderbilt mechanical engineering professor is leading an ambitious pilot project that will develop prototypes of new, AI-based technology and tools to train, connect and support people with autism spectrum disorders in finding jobs and succeeding in the workforce. The multi-university, multi-disciplinary team is at the forefront of a new NSF program that aims to...

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Engineering school announces faculty appointments

Sep. 20, 2019—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of three tenure-track junior faculty members representing the biomedical, mechanical, and electrical engineering and computer science departments, and three non-tenure appointments. David Braun is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Prior to joining the engineering faculty, he was assistant professor at Singapore University of Technology and...

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$3 million NSF grant sets up graduate trainee program for autism-related workplace innovations

Sep. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt University will train a new generation of engineers and scientists to develop innovations that connect 21st-century workforce needs to the talents and abilities of neurodiverse individuals, such as those living along the autism spectrum. A $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation will establish a first-of-its-kind graduate traineeship program called Neurodiversity Inspired Science...

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Engineering School climbs to No. 34 in 2020 U.S. News rankings

Sep. 9, 2019—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering is No. 34 in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings released today. The school rose four spots from 2019 rankings and is tied with Yale, University of Florida, University of California-Santa Barbara, and North Carolina State University. MIT is ranked No. 1. The U.S. News...

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Hatzell wins ECS Toyota 2019-2020 Fellowship

Aug. 29, 2019—Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is one of five recipients of an Electrochemical Society Toyota 2019-2020 Young Investigator Fellowship awarded this year for projects in green energy technology. The fellowship is a partnership between the ECS and Toyota Research Institute of North America, a division of Toyota Motor North America. Fellows receive $50,000...

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Three engineering students are winners in 2019 study abroad photo contest

Aug. 20, 2019—Photographs by three engineering seniors are winners in Vanderbilt’s Global Education Office 2019 photo contest. Emily Larson, a senior mechanical engineering major and engineering management minor, studied abroad in Madrid. She also is a licensing intern at the Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization. Thomas Mallick, a computer science and political science senior, spent...

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Schmidt, Ledeczi named to provost Online Education Committee

Aug. 6, 2019—Vanderbilt will take stock of its resources for online education through the work of a new provost-appointed committee to ensure that the schools and colleges receive the needed support for these offerings, which advance the university’s mission of educating the whole student while encouraging lifelong learning. Committee members include Douglas Schmidt, associate provost for research...

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