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Hazard education curriculum developed for future community leaders

Jun. 19, 2020—As secondary educators plan their fall course material, they will have access to new, online-friendly teaching materials focused on risk education. Their development has been lead by Janey Camp, associate research professor of civil and environmental engineering, as one component of a national disaster resilience competition. “Whether you realize it or not, we make decisions about...

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Vanderbilt, Ohio State to develop social robots to encourage activity among older adults

Jun. 18, 2020—Researchers from Vanderbilt University and The Ohio State University are teaming up to develop next-generation robotic technology that can help older adults living with forms of dementia through a grant from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. The five-year grant, totaling $3.13 million, will support research and development of robotic...

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$3.3 million project aims to transform grid management with risk metrics for renewables

Jun. 17, 2020—The U.S. electricity market has never been simple but it has relied on highly predictable models. Loads are high during very hot and very cold months. Residential loads are lower during the day when many people are at workplaces outside their homes. Even then, the price for electricity on the wholesale market fluctuates every five...

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Engineers advance insights on black phosphorus as a material for future ultra-low power flexible electronics

Jun. 16, 2020—Black phosphorus is a crystalline material that is attracting growing research interest from semiconductor device engineers, chemists and material scientists to create high-quality atomically thin films. From the perspective of a 2D layered material, black phosphorus shows promise for applications in next-generation flexible electronics that could enable advances in semiconductors, medical imaging, night vision and...

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Breast cancer vaccine research delivers promising results

Jun. 11, 2020—By Marissa Shapiro With a surprisingly simple approach in which cancer cells are first grown, ruptured and converted into nanoparticles, and then used as a vaccine, Vanderbilt researchers have developed what appears to be a promising treatment for breast cancer metastasis. Research led by Jenna Dombroski, Ph.D. student and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow...

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Transportation lab predicts “extreme traffic” for some cities following COVID-19

Jun. 8, 2020—By Marissa Shapiro As communities and cities across America embark on paths for reopening, a transportation group at Vanderbilt is asking the question: What will traffic look like if transit riders become car drivers? A new article, published online by the Work Research Group at Vanderbilt, takes a hard look at transportation modes during and...

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Data Science Institute welcomes 7 engineering students among 18 summer fellows

Jun. 5, 2020—Seven engineering students are among 18 summer research fellows at the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute, working on projects that include image analysis, object recognition, education reform, genomics and England’s top soccer league. The diverse projects share more than their core in data science: the summer program this year expanded its mission to require students to...

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Collaborative project from VU and VUMC improves intubation box safety for COVID-19 caregivers

May. 12, 2020—As hospital and health care staff across the country continue learning more about the transmission and spread of COVID-19, caregivers for coronavirus patients continue adapting to the changing needs and best practices for personal protective equipment (PPE). Now, a new collaborative project from clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery...

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