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Ghina Absi named 2023 Engineering Unleashed Fellow

Sep. 15, 2023—Ghina Absi, assistant professor of the practice of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a 2023 Engineering Unleashed Fellow for her leadership in undergraduate engineering education. Last summer, Absi participated in an Engineering Unleashed Faculty Development workshop on entrepreneurship and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). She worked to develop new hands-on educational strategies for...

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Douglas Adams is chair of Provost’s Science Space Planning Committee

Sep. 13, 2023—Provost C. Cybele Raver announced the formation of the Provost’s Science Space Planning Committee, a faculty- and staff-led initiative established to ensure that Vanderbilt’s physical spaces properly serve the needs and goals of scientific research and discovery. The committee, which was charged by the provost on Friday, includes faculty and staff from the School of...

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Merryman, Lindsley make headway in drug development to cure pulmonary arterial hypertension

Sep. 13, 2023—Research led by David Merryman, a professor of biomedical engineering, pharmacology and medicine who holds the Walters Family Chair, has resulted in the development of VU6047534, a new drug that treats pulmonary arterial hypertension—a type of high blood pressure that affects arteries in the lungs and in the heart—without serious neurological side effects. Merryman conducted...

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Engineering alumna CJ Warner is recognized with 2023 Vanderbilt alumni award

Sep. 13, 2023—Engineering alumna Cynthia “CJ” Warner is one of four Vanderbilt graduates who are 2023 alumni award recipients. The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors announced its 2023 alumni award winners Sept. 13. They will be honored during Reunion and Homecoming weekend Nov. 2–5. Cynthia “CJ” Warner (Submitted photo) Warner, BE’80, is the Alumni Professional Achievement Award recipient. The award recognizes Vanderbilt alumni...

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Jules White offers second free ChatGPT online course; Enrollment opens today

Sep. 13, 2023—Open enrollment starts Wednesday, Sept. 13, for Vanderbilt’s second free ChatGPT online course taught by Jules White, associate dean for strategic learning programs and professor of computer science. The  course is on the Coursera platform and focuses on mastering ChatGPT’s new Advanced Data Analysis tool. White designed his ChatGPT Advanced Data Analysis course for everyday ChatGPT users who are...

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NASA awards $15M to team led by Vanderbilt-initiated startup Zeno Power to support lunar exploration

Sep. 11, 2023—Vanderbilt engineering alumnus Tyler Bernstein, BE’20, (left), chief executive officer, and Jonathan Segal, BS’19, chief operations officer, of Zeno Power (Submitted photo) Zeno Power, a startup initiated through the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center, is one of 11 American companies to receive funding from NASA to develop technologies that could support long-term exploration on the Moon and in space...

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Computer science professor helps conduct the largest archaeological imagery survey in the Western Hemisphere using AI

Sep. 7, 2023—Screenshot of the GeoPACHA web platform. Red triangles denote archaeological features on the landscape. (Wernke/GeoPACHA) A $350,000 grant to develop next-generation archaeological mapping technology will let a Vanderbilt-led research team reveal information about vast settlement systems and human-modified landscapes in the Andes. Steven Wernke, associate professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, is the...

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Vanderbilt researchers develop innovative plasmonic nanotweezer to more rapidly trap potentially cancerous nanosized particles

Sep. 6, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a way to more quickly, and precisely, trap nanoscale objects such as potentially cancerous extracellular vesicles using a cutting-edge plasmonic nanotweezer. The practice by Justus Ndukaife, assistant professor of electrical engineering, and Chuchuan Hong, a recently graduated Ph.D. student from the Ndukaife Research Group, and currently a postdoctoral research fellow at...

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