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Wond’ry recognized as Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center

Oct. 25, 2018—The Wond’ry was named an Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center at the annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers conference, held last week in Chicago. The Wond’ry opened in 2016 as Vanderbilt University’s epicenter for innovation, creative collaboration and entrepreneurship. “This award is truly an honor and a testament to the incredible amount of hard work and effort that...

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Reinhart-King receives the inaugural BMES Mid-Career Award

Oct. 25, 2018—Cynthia A. Reinhart-King, a nationally recognized cellular bioengineer, is the inaugural recipient of the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Mid-Career Award. Reinhart-King delivered the award lecture Saturday, Oct. 20, at the BMES 2018 Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Reinhart-King received the 2010 Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award and she is the only person to have received two of...

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First-ever Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference launches Nov. 9

Oct. 24, 2018—  John Ingram Speakers include prominent figures in entrepreneurship and venture capital The conference is designed to bring together leaders from the Vanderbilt and Nashville entrepreneurship communities to share their insights and experiences with attendees. There will also be opportunities for speakers and attendees to network with each other throughout the conference. The event will...

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Graduate students, postdocs explore science policy and advocacy in Washington, D.C.

Oct. 24, 2018—Nineteen Vanderbilt graduate students and postdoctoral scholars spent two days in Washington, D.C., participating in the fourth STEM Policy and Advocacy Seminar. (Vanderbilt University) Nineteen Vanderbilt graduate students and postdoctoral scholars spent two days in Washington, D.C., last week participating in the fourth STEM Policy and Advocacy Seminar hosted by Vanderbilt University’s and Vanderbilt University...

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New CEE professor combines hydrology and data to study rivers’ cleansing capacity

Oct. 24, 2018—When it comes to rivers, floodplains, ponds and lakes, Jesus Gomez-Velez knows the waters are never still – even if they appear to be. They continuously change, processing and removing excess harmful nitrates, filtering contaminants though grains of varied sizes, and using thermal energy to reinvent themselves. “Rivers regulate themselves,” he said. “We just need...

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Sole female engineering graduate in 1967 dies in Huntsville

Oct. 22, 2018—The School of Engineering has learned that Jo Ann Eddy Somers, BE ’67, died July 11, 2018, at her home in Huntsville, Alabama. She was the only female in the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering 1967 graduating class. Somers, 73, was a civil engineering major and a member of Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon engineering...

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Malin elected to National Academy of Medicine

Oct. 16, 2018—Bradley Malin, professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Computer Science, is among 85 newly elected members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the organization announced this week. Formerly called the Institute of Medicine, the NAM was established in 1970 as the health arm of the National Academies. Both an honorific membership organization and an...

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BME student and Melodore gets advanced course in violin making

Oct. 15, 2018—Shaan Ramaprasad is quite pleased with his new violin and not only because he likes the sound – which is much more full and rich than it was three months ago. Ramaprasad, a senior in biomedical engineering, began playing violin at age four. He admits he hated it for at least four years but then...

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