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Alumni startup speeds up hospital device, technology procurement

Feb. 11, 2018—Three key experiences paved the way for Austin Dirks (BE’08) and Stephen Saine (BS’04) to launch a medical device and technology procurement platform together in July 2014. Both attended Vanderbilt as undergraduates, both were in the School of Engineering, and both were members of Sigma Chi. Their “immediate affinity” accelerated the relationship and likely put...

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IRIS Initiative: Shaping tomorrow’s infrastructure

Feb. 5, 2018—Written by Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Caglar Oskay & Post-Doctoral Research Scholar Alessandro Fascetti. This article was originally posted on the VUBreakThru blog. A 2016 Trans-Institutional Program (TIPs) award, the Vanderbilt Initiative for Intelligent Resilient Infrastructure Systems (IRIS) continues to make progress. The development of the program coincides with the university becoming...

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Engineering alumni return as firm reps at career fair

Jan. 31, 2018—It hasn’t been all that long since Houston Massey (BE’15) stood on the other side of the table at a career fair, nervously waiting to speak with company representatives. On Monday Massey and Nanhva Jin, a 2013 graduate in computer engineering, staffed the table for Epic, a healthcare software firm that counts Vanderbilt University Medical...

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Vanderbilt wins top prize in first round of DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge

Jan. 30, 2018—In two years, the world may see a revolutionary solution to the century-old approach of allocating bands for specific use on the radio frequency spectrum. Vanderbilt may help solve the problem. A Vanderbilt team of researchers and alumni – dubbed MarmotE – won the Round 1 in mid-December of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects...

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Engineering undergrads from DIIGI lab present their research at SPIE Photonics

Jan. 29, 2018—A new device that can image diseases of the retina more quickly will soon be tested during ophthalmic surgeries with Vanderbilt Eye Institute collaborators. The prototype was designed by a Vanderbilt engineering undergraduate, who is first author on a paper about the work she will present today at the largest photonics conference in the world....

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Vanderbilt School of Engineering offers new master of risk, reliability, and resilience engineering

Jan. 26, 2018—A new master’s degree from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering will prepare students to meet increasing workforce needs in risk, reliability and resilience engineering. The Risk, Reliability, and Resilience (RRR) Engineering professional master’s degree program is expected to be of great interest. Companies have been asking whether the School of Engineering has such a program...

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Duvall elected into AIMBE’s College of Fellows

Jan. 23, 2018—Craig L. Duvall, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been elected a 2018 Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He will be inducted at the Fellow Induction and Awards Ceremony April 9 at AIMBE’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Duvall conducts research on advanced drug delivery systems designed for regenerative...

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Transportation experts dig into congestion, connectivity, conflicts

Jan. 22, 2018—Autonomous vehicles are coming. That much is clear. Far less clear “is when, at what rate, and through what evolution path,” said Hani S. Mahmassani, the William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation at Northwestern University. Mahmassani, also director of the Northwestern University Transportation, was among three keynote speakers who joined experts from Vanderbilt, the...

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