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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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Alumnus Hardaway BE’57 honored with prestigious AGC SIR Award

Dec. 1, 2009—L. Hall Hardaway Jr., BE’57 was honored at the Build Tennessee Awards banquet of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of Associated General Contractors (AGC) for his lifetime service, commitment and dedication to the local construction industry and community November 12, 2009. The prestigious AGC SIR Award is the highest honor an individual can attain within the...

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Princeton Professor Peter R. Jaffe delivers a lecture in the Frank L. Parker Distinguished Lecture Series Nov. 2

Nov. 2, 2009—Peter R. Jaffe, civil and environmental engineering professor at Princeton University, gave a lecture as part of the Frank L. Parker Distinguished Professor Lecture Series today at 138 Featheringill Hall. His address was titled “Microbial and Geochemical Responses to Biostimulation of U(VI) Reduction in Soils and U(IV) Post-stimulation Stability” and was sponsored by the Mason...

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ISIS Director Sztipanovits delivers Nyquist Distinguished Lecture at Yale

Nov. 1, 2009—ISIS Director Janos Sztipanovits delivered the Harry T. Nyquist Distinguished Lecture at Yale University Oct. 23, 2009. The title of his lecture was Convergence: Model-Based Software, Systems and Control Engineering. Sztipanovits is the E. Bronson Ingram Distinguished Professor of Engineering and a professor of electrical engineering and computer science. Harry Nyquist was a Swedish-born American...

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Vanderbilt computer science team places first in regional round of IBM’s Battle of the Brains

Oct. 30, 2009—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Gold Team placed first in a regional round of the 34th annual Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest Oct. 24, making it the fifth straight year a Vanderbilt computer science team has taken top honors in a regional round. The Gold Team competed with 23 collegiate teams...

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