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Schmidt addresses U.S. defense research at Capitol Hill briefing

Jan. 19, 2010—Douglas C. Schmidt, professor of computer science and associate chair of computer science and engineering, discussed the impact of ultra-large scale systems on Department of Defense operations at a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by the congressional R&D Caucus in Washington Jan. 19. The briefing, “Defense Basic Research: Critical to National Security and Economic Security,” was...

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School to celebrate National Engineers Week Feb. 15-19:

Jan. 18, 2010—Events and contests designed to increase awareness of contributions engineers make to society are set for the third week in February, a date celebrated as National Engineers Week in the United States. This year, to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Engineers Week ‘Discover E’ educational outreach program, the National Engineers Week Foundation is giving...

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PECASE recipient Sharon Weiss attends White House ceremony Jan. 13

Jan. 12, 2010—Sharon Weiss, assistant professor of electrical engineering and a recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), will attend the awards ceremony and reception Jan. 13 in Washington, D.C.   Weiss attended a reception today for Department of Defense PECASE recipients hosted by Zachary Lemnios, Director of Defense Research and Engineering...

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Nuclear energy powered by uranium from the sea could promote peace in coming century

Dec. 18, 2009—One of the best things the world can do to promote peace and stability in the coming century is to expand commercial nuclear power based on the extraction of uranium from the ocean. That is the proposition which Frank Parker, an internationally recognized expert in remediation of radioactively contaminated soil and water and a member...

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Oak Ridge National Lab leader to deliver Hall Lecture Jan. 14

Dec. 14, 2009—The Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will deliver the School of Engineering’s Hall Lecture Thursday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m. in Jacobs Believed in Me auditorium located in Featheringill Hall. A reception will follow the lecture. Thomas Zacharia’s lecture title is “Advanced Computing for a Clean Energy Future....

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Vanderbilt engineering professor named IEEE Fellow

Dec. 7, 2009—  Benoit Dawant, Vanderbilt University professor of electrical engineering and computer engineering, has been named an IEEE Fellow by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers at its November meeting. The IEEE Board conferred the honor – effective Jan. 1, 2010 – on Dawant for his contributions to biomedical image...

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Sumner was founder of one of southeast’s leading engineering firms

Dec. 7, 2009—Billy Taylor Sumner, one of the founders of Barge Waggoner and Sumner, which later became Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc., now one of the southeast’s leading engineering and architectural firms, died Dec. 1. He was 86.   Sumner was a noted environmental engineer specializing in the design of water and wastewater treatment facilities. He...

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CEE student wins ASHE scholarship

Dec. 4, 2009—  A junior engineering student has received a scholarship from the Middle Tennessee chapter of the American Society of Highway Engineers. Leslie Labruto, a civil and environmental engineering major, was awarded a $1,000 ASHE scholarship for spring semester. Greg Duncan, ASHE chapter president and Tennessee Department of Transportation Director of Maintenance, and Jon Storey, chapter...

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