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TEDx Talk highlights Frist Center for Autism and Innovation work

Jan. 9, 2020—This past November, Frist Center for Autism and Innovation communications coordinator Claire Barnett spoke at TEDxVanderbilt about autistic employment. Her talk, titled “Why autistic unemployment is so high – and what we can do about it,” explores several reasons that autistic adults struggle to obtain meaningful work. Barnett also discusses the steps that both businesses...

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Experiments into amorphous carbon monolayer lend new evidence to physics debate

Jan. 8, 2020—Plastic, glass and gels, also known as bulk amorphous materials, are everyday objects to all of us. But for researchers, these materials have long been scientific enigmas – specifically when it comes to their atomic makeup, which lacks the strict ordered structure of crystals found in most solids such as metals, diamonds and salts. Although...

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Uber product leader 1 of 3 engineering alumni named to 2020 Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list

Jan. 7, 2020—Engineering alumnus Nikhil Goel, BE’13, has been selected for the 2020 Forbes “30 Under 30.” The list highlights “600 revolutionaries in 20 industries changing the course—and the face—of business and society.” In all, five Vanderbilt University alumni were named by Forbes this year; three are engineering grads, and this is the first of three stories about...

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Two CS professors awarded Provost Research Studios for 2019-20

Jan. 6, 2020—Matthew Berger and Ipek Oguz, assistant professors of computer science and computer engineering, have received a Provost Research Studio for the 2019-20 academic year. They are among 13 outstanding full-time faculty from across the university to receive this additional support for professional development. Provost Research Studios are targeted for a critical time in the faculty...

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Large-scale engineering projects wow fourth graders studying renewable energy

Dec. 20, 2019—  “This trip made me want to be an engineer.” Best feedback ever from a youngster on a fieldtrip, according to staff leaders at Vanderbilt Engineering’s Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability. Eight fourth graders from Nashville’s Akiva School recently toured the engineering school’s super-sized, high-bay lab in Metro Center, located along the Cumberland River...

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Music takes engineering major into the lab and across the country

Dec. 18, 2019—When biomedical engineering major Brett Koolik first started learning piano as a child, he wasn’t motivated solely by his love of music. He also wanted to figure out how a piano works. The Boca Raton, Florida, native has been passionate about making music and making discoveries in science and engineering ever since. At Vanderbilt, he...

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57 students complete coding, data analytics boot camps

Dec. 16, 2019—On December 9, 57 students celebrated their completion of Vanderbilt University boot camps in coding and data analytics. The Trilogy-powered boot camps are a partnership between Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management and its School of Engineering. The ceremony covered classes that have graduated since July: 32 students from coding and 25 from data analytics. M....

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Vanderbilt mechanical engineers earn top materials research awards

Dec. 13, 2019—Vanderbilt mechanical engineers took home top awards at the Dec. 6 meeting of the Materials Research Society in Boston, Massachusetts. Mechanical engineering professor Kelsey Hatzell received the Materials Research Society Nelson “Buck” Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy. Hatzell was selected from more than 25 candidates for her research contributions to renewable energy....

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