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Two engineering faculty members elected 2021 AAAS Fellows

Jan. 26, 2022—Two Vanderbilt engineering faculty members–Sharon Weiss and Michael King–have been elected as 2021 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. The lifetime appointment honors individuals for their efforts in advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an...

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Breakthrough measurements/theory of vibrating atoms in nanostructures ushers in new class of technology

Jan. 26, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers Sokrates Pantelides and Joshua Caldwell are part of an international collaboration that has demonstrated a new way to manipulate and measure subtle atomic vibrations in nanomaterials. This breakthrough could make it possible to develop customized functionalities to improve on and build new technologies. Sokrates Pantelides (Vanderbilt University) Joshua Caldwell (Vanderbilt University) Electron beams...

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PhD student mentors undergrads on week-long STEMSEAS expedition

Jan. 24, 2022—Shipboard program open to all undergraduate majors As a Vanderbilt undergraduate, Miguel Moravec took part in a research cruise that used multibeam sonar to map areas of the Queen Charlotte Fault off the Southeast Alaskan coast. He and other students also visited Exit Glacier Park and saw first-hand how fast glacier ice had receded over...

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Engineering Professor Bennett Landman is a 2022 SPIE Fellow

Jan. 18, 2022—Bennett Landman, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his achievements in medical image processing with robust and scalable methods for large-scale data analysis. SPIE has announced 58 new Fellows of the Society for 2022 who...

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Local high school’s pre-engineering program will be highlighted in NASA national outreach event

Jan. 13, 2022—Engineering design projects by Brentwood High School students will be highlighted Jan. 26, 2022, during a NASA-University of Virgin Islands Educator Outreach Event. The weeklong collaboration between UVI and NASA to provide engaging STEM educational programming includes participation by Engineering for US All (e4usa), a national initiative designed to introduce engineering design principles to students...

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Self-powered wildfire detection plan earns CEE team national runner-up

Jan. 13, 2022—A team of Vanderbilt undergraduate engineering students took the second spot in a national Jump into STEM challenge to develop holistic solutions that improve the resilience of the built environment. The students—Francisco Diaz-Rodriguez, Jillian Flynn, Alex Holzke, and Ethan Rand—proposed a self-powered system to detect wildfires, especially in rural communities that do not have access...

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Autoimmune drug shows promise in treating severe burns

Jan. 12, 2022—A severe burn injury is not static. Within 72 hours, partial thickness burns can progress, or convert, to full thickness burns, greatly increasing the risk of infection, incapacitating scarring, and even death. Preventing the conversion is one of the most challenging aspects of treating burns, and a trans-institutional team of researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical...

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Virtual info session for undergraduates interested in data science minor is Jan. 20

Jan. 12, 2022—A virtual information session for undergraduates interested in the data science minor is Thursday, Jan. 20 at 4 pm. Data science has been hailed as the “sexiest job of 21st Century” by Harvard Business Review. Data science is the study of information–where it comes from, what it tells us and how to convert it into a...

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