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Schrimpf receives Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award

Apr. 20, 2009—Ronald D. Schrimpf, professor of electrical engineering and professor of computer engineering, received The Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award April 17 at the spring faculty senate.   The Branscomb Award is for distinguished accomplishments at furthering the aims of Vanderbilt University. The winner receives a cash award of $2,500, an engraved silver tray, and official...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News

Ph.D. student in computer science wins Armed Forces electronics fellowship

Apr. 6, 2009—Vanderbilt University doctoral student Jonathan L. Wellons has been awarded an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Ph.D. Fellowship. Wellons, who is pursuing a doctorate in computer science and plans to graduate in May 2010, received a $5,000 check April 6 from Norma Corrales of the AFCEA Educational Foundation. Also attending the presentation were School...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research

ESPN to cover NASCAR racer’s visit with Vanderbilt Motorsports students

Apr. 3, 2009—Braun Racing driver Burney Lamar and crew chief Trent Owens have some advice to share with engineering students next week and ESPN plans to cover the campus visit. Lamar, driver of the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota for Braun, located in Mooresville, N.C., and Owens will tour the school of engineering’s motorsports facility April 9...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News

Two BME students selected as Goldwater Scholars for 2008-2009 academic year

Mar. 31, 2009—Two students recommended by the faculty and staff of Vanderbilt University have been selected as 2008 Goldwater Scholars. Each will receive a two-year scholarship worth $7,500 a year for educational expenses. Each year, Vanderbilt and other four-year universities are given the opportunity to nominate up to four outstanding sophomore and junior students in the math,...

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Biomedical Engineering News Research

Chemical company exec to discuss sustainability in chemical, energy industries

Mar. 30, 2009—Dr. Jeffrey J. Siirola, Technology Fellow in the Eastman Research Division of Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tenn., will deliver the 2009 Tis Lahiri Memorial Seminar at Vanderbilt University. The seminar is sponsored by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and will be held Monday, April 13, at 4:10 p.m. in Jacobs Believed in...

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News Research

Ayo Ositelu named 2009 Young Alumni Trustee

Mar. 25, 2009—Senior Ayo Ositelu was recently named the 2009 Young Alumni Trustee on the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust. Ositelu is a biomedical engineering and mathematics double major from Indianapolis, Ind. A Chancellor Scholar, Ositelu also is president of the African Students Union, vice president of the Biomedical Engineering Society and Regional Academic Excellence Chair for...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News

Student’s dynamo-powered otoscope delights doctors

Feb. 24, 2009—In remote locations far from electricity and replacement batteries, a basic piece of medical exam equipment – the otoscope – can be useless. The importance of an otoscope extends beyond the general examination of eyes, ears and throats. Among other uses, it can help doctors see the borders of skin lesions and find infants’ small,...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News Research

Paschal’s New biomedical classes are ‘engineering in action’

Feb. 24, 2009—When Cynthia Paschal created a new biomedical engineering service-learning course last fall, she hoped that 15 students would enroll. For the spring 2009 follow-up, she hoped to have 12 students, which would be a manageable number to take on an international project in Guatemala for a week. Then 46 students registered for the fall semester...

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Alumni Biomedical Engineering News

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