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Applications open for 2019 Vanderbilt Green Fund projects until Jan. 21

Jan. 9, 2019—Engineering senior coordinates Green Fund The Vanderbilt Green Fund is now accepting applications for 2019 projects. The deadline for applications is Jan. 21. The Vanderbilt Green Fund, established in 2011 by engineering alumna Leslie Labruto, then president of Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR) and Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG), is a fund set aside...

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General Motors names alumnus Mark Reuss company president

Jan. 7, 2019—Reuss will lead electric and driverless vehicle efforts Mark L. Reuss has been promoted to president of General Motors. Reuss will continue to lead the company’s ambitious plan to develop and bring to market electric and autonomous vehicles. He remains GM’s global product chief and head of Cadillac. Along with his new role, Reuss also...

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Engineering senior ropes crown in Missouri rodeo contest

Jan. 6, 2019—Kaitlyn Ayers is likely the only Vanderbilt engineering student whose gap year will include a tiara, a horse and pole bending. Ayers, a senior in biomedical engineering, is 2019 Miss Rodeo Missouri. She won the title in September and the crown was passed to her at a coronation ceremony and fundraiser Saturday in Sikeston, Mo....

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Risk modeling, data integration drive NASA next-gen air travel safety project

Jan. 4, 2019—Low visibility, bird strikes, incorrect landing approach speed, runway debris, airframe icing, engine fires, unexpected weather and sensor malfunction are but a handful of potential causes of airplane accidents. They also are among more than 60 incident scenarios identified by an ambitious NASA effort to develop the next generation National Airspace System, known as NextGen...

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Computer science professor, Vanderbilt legal experts discuss how investigative use of DNA should be regulated

Jan. 3, 2019—Q&A: Potential of universal genetic database to balance privacy, law enforcement concerns The pivotal role that long distance familial genetic searches played in the apprehension of the notorious Golden State Killer — and as a tool in dozens more cases since — has led experts from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to make...

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Alumna with challenging job finds time to mentor teen girls

Jan. 2, 2019—Lynn Braunschweig is a project manager at maxon motor Aerospace Unit. She earned a BE degree in mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt in 2004, a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a MBA at Washington University in St. Louis. Braunschweig was interviewed by Paul Heney of Design World. Talk about the culture at your...

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FDA approves device based on Vanderbilt invention to ID parathyroid during head and neck surgeries

Dec. 17, 2018—Ten years after Professor of Biomedical Engineering Anita Mahadevan-Jansen discovered that parathyroid tissues glow under near-infrared light, the FDA has approved a device based on the technology for surgical use. She and her team developed the technology at the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center. The device called “PTeye” has been tested at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and...

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VISE celebrates new home and showcases tech to improve patient care

Dec. 14, 2018—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering celebrated its opening of dedicated space in Medical Center North Dec. 12 with a technology showcase of more than two dozen cross-disciplinary collaborations advancing healthcare techniques from the lab to patients. The newly designed 7,000-square-foot suite with a mock operating room and large work space is expected to...

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