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Vanderbilt civil engineer to design tech-driven decision-making and disaster response tools for Houston-area food banks

Apr. 2, 2021—Hiba Baroud, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is a co-principal investigator on a project that will develop and deploy tools to intelligently aid in disaster preparation, response and recovery. The project is centered in Harris County, Texas—a region that suffered through this year’s winter storms and associated public health emergencies—and includes the Houston...

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Dean Fauchet issues Power Hour match challenge for Vanderbilt Giving Day, April 7

Apr. 1, 2021—From 11 to noon Wednesday, April 7, engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet will match gifts from donors to the school that reach a total of $2,500 during a ‘Power Hour’ challenge on Vanderbilt Giving Day. “Giving Day is an opportunity to help advance the school’s mission of education, discovery and leadership by making a gift of...

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ASCE chapter wins nine awards in 2021 regional conference

Mar. 31, 2021—Vanderbilt civil engineering undergraduates reimagined infrastructure of a future megacity to support vertical gardens as an answer to food shortages. They devised ways to make in-person conferences more sustainable. In a timed transportation engineering challenge, they tasks such as documenting traffic light signal timing and redesigning an existing street for safer pedestrian use. Those were...

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Vanderbilt engineers co-host TDOT ‘Innovation to Implementation Forum’ March 31

Mar. 31, 2021—Janey Camp (Vanderbilt University) Craig Philip (Vanderbilt University) Vanderbilt engineers Janey Camp and Craig Philip are co-hosting the “Innovation to Implementation Forum,” an innovation fair and research symposium focused on improving the practical implementation of TDOT’s State Planning and Research-funded research. SPR funding originates from the Federal Highway Administration to facilitate research through state departments...

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U.S. Army Corps structural engineer and grad student honored as 2021 technology leader

Mar. 31, 2021—Structural engineer and Vanderbilt civil engineering Ph.D. student Gbandi Nikabou received a Modern-Day Technology Leader award in February during the 35th Black Engineer of the Year Awards ceremony hosted virtually from Detroit, Michigan. Nikabou, who works in the Civil Design Branch’s structural section, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, also is working toward his...

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Vanderbilt engineering school, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ R&D Center enter educational partnership to enhance collaborations

Mar. 30, 2021—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center have entered an educational partnership agreement that will link top-tier experts from Vanderbilt and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The purpose of the ERDC’s Educational Partnership Agreement is to encourage education in science, mathematics, engineering, and professional areas of...

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School of Engineering programs climb in 2022 ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Mar. 30, 2021—All graduate programs in the School of Engineering made gains in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, which were released today. Biomedical engineering rose two spots, to No. 17. Chemical engineering rose three places, to No. 33. The other programs improved as follows: mechanical engineering to 37th; civil engineering to 42nd; electrical engineering to 43rd;...

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Frist Center for Autism and Innovation to discuss ‘Autism and Disability Representation on Screen’ March 30

Mar. 29, 2021—The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation at Vanderbilt will host a virtual discussion, “Autism and Disability Representation on Screen,” on Tuesday, March 30, at 10 a.m. CT. The event will be hosted on Zoom and registration is not required. The conversation will touch on the history of disability in the media and how autism specifically is...

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