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CS student’s Microsoft dissertation grant supports her vision disability research

Jul. 16, 2021—Computer science graduate student Haley A. Adams has been awarded a 2021 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant. She is one of 10 recipients in the United States and Canada who are underrepresented in the field of computing and pursuing research aligned to research areas carried out by Microsoft researchers. Microsoft aims to increase the pipeline of...

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Vanderbilt climbs to 35th spot on NAI Top 100 list for U.S. patents in 2020

Jul. 15, 2021—By Marissa Shapiro According to the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, Vanderbilt University ranks 35th on the list of the top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2020. This is up one spot from 2019. The list was compiled using data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark...

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Kyser Miree Scholarship supporters rise to the challenge in memory of beloved alumnus

Jul. 14, 2021—2021 marks 10th anniversary of Miree’s passing; Scholarship match deadline is Aug. 31 This spring marked the 10th anniversary of the Kyser Miree Scholarship, which was established to recognize the life and leadership of the late Kyser Miree, BE’09. In recognition of this milestone and in hopes of reaching an endowment of $1,000,000, a matching gift challenge was...

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Three engineering faculty awarded Seeding Success Grants in inaugural funding round

Jul. 14, 2021—The Office of the Provost has announced the inaugural round of grant recipients for the Seeding Success Grant program established in March. Three engineering faculty members are among 15 faculty members across four Vanderbilt schools and colleges who will receive support for their work. They are: David Braun, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; “Catapult Legs: Enhancing Human...

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Nano tools pioneer is keynote speaker at Vanderbilt’s fall NanoDay! forum

Jul. 13, 2021—Research seminars, poster presentations part of Nov. 19 event An expert in designing nanoscale materials and multi-scale nano tools is the keynote speaker at the 21st Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum Nov. 19, 2021, at Vanderbilt University. The forum and NanoDay! is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Teri W. Odom, Charles...

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New Extracellular Vesicle Research Center launches; NSF grant is an early success

Jul. 12, 2021—On July 1, the Program for Extracellular Vesicle Research became one of the nine official centers and institutes associated with the School of Medicine Basic Sciences. The Center for Extracellular Vesicle Research is led by Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Alissa Weaver, who holds the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and also led the center’s previous incarnation as a program....

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BME, CS grad students receive DoD science and engineering graduate fellowships

Jul. 8, 2021—Two engineering doctoral students have received 2021 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships. Sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, the NDSEG Fellowship is a highly competitive fellowship awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of 15 supported disciplines. Fellowship selections are made by the...

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Vanderbilt graduate students address legislators to advocate for NSF funding

Jun. 30, 2021—By Collier Roberts Members of the Vanderbilt community meet with a staff member from the Office of Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN09). (Office of Federal Relations) Two graduate students from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering and one from the School of Medicine recently addressed legislators in Washington, D.C., virtually, sharing stories about the important role funding from...

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