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Grissom, Landman named 2019 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

May. 13, 2019—William Grissom, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and Bennett Landman, associate professor of electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science, have been selected for the 2019 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. This group is composed of eleven highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise. “Investing in our...

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Outstanding graduates recognized at 2019 Engineering Commencement Reception

May. 9, 2019—Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering, presented awards and honors to seniors May 9 at the school’s annual Commencement Reception. David K. Zhang of Clarksville, Tennessee, is Founder’s Medalist for the School of Engineering. He is graduating as a triple major in computer science, mathematics and physics and with a minor in...

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Robinson to lead Office for Inclusive Excellence

May. 8, 2019—William H. Robinson (Vanderbilt University) William H. Robinson, associate dean for academic success at the School of Engineering, will lead the Office for Inclusive Excellence as interim vice provost for strategic initiatives beginning June 1. Robinson takes on this new role following the departure of Melissa Thomas-Hunt, who has accepted a position with the executive...

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Road test proves adaptive cruise control can add to traffic jam problem

May. 7, 2019—VU researcher wants closer look at feature to address traffic issues A new, open-road test of adaptive cruise control demonstrated that the feature, designed to make driving easier by continuously adjusting a vehicle’s speed in response to the car ahead, doesn’t yet solve the problem of phantom traffic jams. Because human drivers are responsible for...

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Quah named winner of SEC’s McWhorter Award

Apr. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt bowling senior Kristin Quah has been named the recipient of the H. Boyd McWhorter Award, which is presented annually to the outstanding female student-athlete in the Southeastern Conference. Nathan Hite, a senior track and field student-athlete at Texas A&M, was named the male recipient. The two were chosen by a committee of faculty athletics...

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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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