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Robinson named vice provost for academic advancement, executive director of Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence

Jun. 3, 2020—William H. Robinson, vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence (Vanderbilt University) Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente today announced the appointment of William H. Robinson as Vanderbilt’s vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence. Robinson, who most...

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Biophotonics researchers 3D print masks that accommodate filter changing

Apr. 14, 2020—Two 3D printers at the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center are running around-the-clock, printing protective masks rather than their usual task—prototyping components for custom optical instruments that can cost millions of dollars. Researchers program the printers from the Vanderbilt-networked laptops they have at home. Bryan Millis, a research assistant professor in the biophotonics center, collects the printed...

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Engineering alum leads DENSO’s effort to donate face shields to Tennessee hospitals

Apr. 13, 2020—In mid-March, as automakers across the world slowed production of vehicles due to the coronavirus crisis, Britt Autry, BE’92, and other executives at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc., in Maryville came together to chart a course for their employees and their plant operations. “Through that discussion, we started to think about what social contribution we could...

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Engineering seniors see numerous options after 2020 graduation

Apr. 13, 2020—School’s online master’s programs offer alternative  Vanderbilt engineering seniors entering a job market amid a 2020 global pandemic have strong allies in the university’s career center, the school and engineering alumni. “We see that employers are choosing either a wait-and-watch stance or creating remote working options for engineering students with job offers,” said Camila Stringfellow,...

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Three biomedical engineering professors elected into AIMBE’s College of Fellows

Apr. 2, 2020—Biomedical engineering professors Audrey Bowden, Victoria Morgan and Matthew Walker III have been elected into the 2020 class of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Recipients of this honor, considered one of the highest in the biomedical engineering discipline, are chosen for exceptional leadership and achievements in medical and...

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Engineering’s graduate program is No. 39 in ‘U.S. News’ 2021 rankings

Apr. 1, 2020—The School of Engineering’s graduate program is No. 39 in annual rankings by U.S. News. In a tie with Yale, the school is fifth among engineering schools of similar size appearing in the top 40. The School also was No. 39 in 2020 graduate program rankings. The school ranks ahead of the University of Virginia...

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VU engineers and VUMC doctors team up for open-source ventilator design

Mar. 28, 2020—As COVID-19 continues to push unprecedented challenges on medical communities, one of the most pressing threats for hospital staff across the country is a dwindling supply of ventilators. Now, an interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty is taking on the challenge by way of a fabricated, open-source ventilator design. Led...

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Class project leads to a paper in peer reviewed international journal

Mar. 10, 2020—When a research idea is offered to a multidisciplinary class and it results in a journal paper that advances science and creates new scholars, that’s a terrific success. “And, it’s about as collaborative as you can get when graduate and undergraduate students in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and chemistry take on a project,” said Piran...

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