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Vanderbilt student engineering team’s steel-timber beam machine wins DOE national challenge

Jan. 31, 2023—An all-women team from Vanderbilt won a U.S. Department of Energy competition that offers the winner an internship at a DOE national laboratory. Engineering science students Arielle Kopp and Alexandra Filipova and civil engineering students Maggie Chudik and Jacqueline Quirke created a composite beam machine that makes steel-timber beams. Steel and cross-laminated timber beams provide...

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Churchwell recognized with national award for diversity achievement

Jan. 30, 2023—Dr. André L. Churchwell was honored with a Diamond Award for lifetime achievement in advancing diversity during a Not Alone Foundation celebration that brought together prominent leaders in business, education, entertainment, government and more at the Byers Theatre in Sandy Springs, Georgia, on Jan. 21. In addition, a new Diamond Award for diversity and inclusion...

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Sankaran Mahadevan receives ASCE’s George Winter Medal for contributions to engineering and the arts

Jan. 27, 2023—The American Society of Civil Engineers has honored Vanderbilt engineering professor Sankaran Mahadevan with the 2023 George Winter Award for technical contributions as a structural engineer, creativity as a professional musician, composer and teacher, and exemplary research in the fields of risk and reliability and machine learning. Mahadevan is the John R. Murray Sr. Professor of...

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Keivan Stassun appointed to National Science Board by President Joe Biden

Jan. 26, 2023—Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics and Astronomy and director of the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation in Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering, was appointed to the National Science Board by President Joe Biden on Jan. 13. The National Science Board created the National Science Foundation, which supports fundamental research and education in all the...

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Summer research opportunities available for undergraduates

Jan. 17, 2023—Vanderbilt University and the School of Engineering offer undergraduates numerous summer research opportunities to expand their classroom knowledge and gain valuable practical experience. The Institute for Software Integrated Systems is hosting a virtual open house for interested students on Feb. 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. The registration deadline is Feb. 21. The School of...

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Mona Ebrish named senior member of the IEEE

Jan. 13, 2023—Vanderbilt engineering professor Mona Ebrish has been designated a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the highest professional grade of the IEEE. Prior to joining the Vanderbilt faculty in January 2023 as an assistant professor electrical and computer engineering, Ebrish was a postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. Naval Research Lab in...

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Vanderbilt’s strengths in transportation, resilience research on display at National Academies’ board meeting in D.C.

Jan. 12, 2023—Five graduate students named Eisenhower Fellows Vanderbilt University’s strengths in transportation, resilience and sustainability are on display this week at the Transportation Research Board’s 102nd annual meeting held in person in Washington, D.C. As part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the TRB provides leadership in transportation improvements and innovation. Three faculty members and six graduate...

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Memorial reception for James Clarke is Jan. 28

Jan. 12, 2023—A memorial reception for civil and environmental engineering professor James H. Clarke is Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at 1 p.m. in Featheringill Hall’s Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium. The reception is open to the Vanderbilt University community. The memorial also will be live streamed here. Clarke, 77, was a nationally recognized expert in nuclear and...

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