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Revamped civil engineering curriculum ignites students’ passions

Nov. 3, 2019—Nathan Miller, an engineering senior from Indianapolis, arrived at Vanderbilt in August 2016 thinking he would major in chemical engineering. Like all first-year students, he selected three eight-week modules that introduce different disciplines within engineering. He took chemical, civil and mechanical engineering. The first day of the civil engineering module—students were to design and 3D-print...

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Vanderbilt team ready for live DARPA spectrum challenge championship in L.A.; Winner will get $2 million

Oct. 17, 2019—Top prize in round one in 2017, second place in round two in 2018, and a prediction to cinch one of the top three spots in the live championship round of the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge, Vanderbilt’s MarmotE team will be ready to match radios and wits with nine other finalists. Learn More MarmotE With...

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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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Civil engineers at Vanderbilt host Nashville STEM program, guide interactive experiences on campus

Oct. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers recently hosted a group of local middle school students for a half-day of hands-on learning. Held on a Saturday, the Sept. 28 event included a lecture, interactive projects and a campus tour, and was a partnership between Vanderbilt ASCE and i3 G2ROW STEM, an after-school and...

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Vanderbilt to host national College Inclusion Summit Oct. 23-25

Oct. 2, 2019—Registration closes Wednesday, Oct. 16 Vanderbilt University is host to the third annual College Inclusion Summit held by the College Autism Network in collaboration with Vanderbilt’s Frist Center for Autism and Innovation. The three-day conference—October 23-25 in the Student Life Center—will bring together scholars, practitioners, administrators, and self-advocates to discuss evidence-driven strategies to support college...

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Heidi Hall, celebrated writer and engineering research champion, dies at 49

Sep. 26, 2019—A communications leader and champion for the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, Heidi Nieland Hall, died September 25, 2019, in Nashville from metastatic colorectal cancer. She was 49. Hall, an honored reporter and editor for decades, left The Tennessean to join the engineering school communications team in August 2014. In 2017, she joined Vanderbilt’s Division of...

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Wilson awarded Komen breast cancer research grant

Sep. 25, 2019—An engineering professor has received financial support from Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research. His project is among 60 grants totaling $26 million awarded to researchers nationwide. Those initiatives are focused on improving outcomes for metastatic breast cancer, reducing disparities in survivorship and developing new, more effective treatments. John T. Wilson, assistant professor of...

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