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Army general and engineering professor, LeBoeuf excels at dual career

Apr. 16, 2019—Look at the photographs, and two versions of Gene LeBoeuf emerge. There’s the camo-wearing, two-star Army general leading jungle warfare training in Ghana, talking counter-terrorism in Nigeria and gathering senior leadership on the base in Vicenza, Italy. And then there’s the beloved and respected Vanderbilt University engineering professor pacing in loafers in front of a...

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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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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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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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Paschal embraces two new roles, including ‘conductor of movement’ at Commencement

Apr. 4, 2019—For Cynthia B. Paschal, this academic year has been one of her busiest—assuming two major leadership roles on campus—but it’s also been one of her most rewarding. In January, Paschal became senior associate dean for undergraduate education in the School of Engineering. Her wide range of responsibilities includes welcoming new students, overseeing academic operations to...

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Lippmann awarded NSF CAREER grant to study mechanics of blood-brain barrier

Apr. 3, 2019—Ethan Lippmann, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. The five-year, $401,650 grant—Deconstructing Neurovascular Mechanobiology—begins July 1, 2019. Lippmann studies changes in brain vascular physiology due to aging or disease. “The goal of this award is to investigate the hypothesis that changes in the...

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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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