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Dean Fauchet reappointed for five-year term

Apr. 27, 2017—Philippe Fauchet has been reappointed as dean of the School of Engineering for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2017.“I want to thank Dean Fauchet for his leadership and service to date,” said Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente. “During his tenure, the faculty has grown in strategic directions, new programming...

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Vanderbilt joins 40 academic partners to create, deploy robotic technology in critical manufacturing sectors

Apr. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt University is one of 40 academic partners in a new robotics manufacturing institute in Pittsburgh that will be funded with $80 million from the Department of Defense and $173 million in matching funds from more than 200 participating partners, including companies, local governments, academic and nonprofit organizations. The Defense Department awarded the contract to...

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Innovation Garage teams work with the Wond’ry, Accenture PLC pros to invent and disrupt

Apr. 6, 2017—The two team names for Vanderbilt’s Innovation Garage arguably cover most of what innovation is: Team Invent and Team Disrupt. Innovation Garage is the result of a partnership between the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s epicenter for innovation and entrepreneurship, and Accenture PLC, a global consulting company that works with clients on strategy, technology and operations. The idea...

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Inaugural DIVE Boot Camp immerses participants in human-centered design

Mar. 27, 2017—The inaugural DIVE Boot Camp brought undergraduate and graduate students, staff members and faculty to the Wond’ry March 25. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) More than 40 students, staff and faculty gathered at the Wond’ry March 25 to learn about human-centered design and put it into practice through a series of exercises. The half-day event was the inaugural...

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Smart jewelry creator to the rescue: Engineering’s Chambers lecture is April 4

Mar. 16, 2017—WiseWear bracelets are health trackers that can summon help Ph.D.-turned-entrepreneur Jerry Wilmink is the founder and CEO of WiseWear Corporation, a Texas-based digital health company that develops wearable technology products for fitness and medical applications. A Vanderbilt biomedical engineering alumnus (bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D.) and self-described “mad scientist,” Wilmink also has experience as an inventor,...

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Vanderbilt among nation’s top graduate and professional schools

Mar. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt University remains firmly positioned among the nation’s top graduate and professional schools in the latest U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate School” rankings. U.S. News published new rankings March 14 for business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing schools. U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on expert opinions and statistics that...

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Gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean; developers gather to predict future of Nashville’s commercial, residential markets

Mar. 7, 2017—Former Nashville mayor Karl Dean (submitted photo) A gathering of some of Nashville’s biggest names in development, construction and real estate sells out every year because it’s known for accurate market forecasts by the people banking on those. Hosted by Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, the 8th Annual Construction Project Management Symposium on March 9...

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Using game theory to predict cyberattacks on elections and voting machines

Feb. 27, 2017—Yevgeniy Vorobeychik (Vanderbilt) America’s president isn’t the only one considering the possibility of rigged elections. Vanderbilt University’s Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, assistant professor of computer science and computer engineering, spent much of last year researching how and why someone would want to tamper with an election and then developing an algorithm to protect against those efforts. He...

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