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Vanderbilt boot camps boost workforce talent to meet influx of tech jobs

Aug. 24, 2021—Tech jobs have increased by thousands in middle Tennessee as companies including Amazon, AllianceBernstein, Oracle and EY announced Nashville hubs in the last five years. The Nashville metropolitan area ranks third in nationwide tech job growth over the last decade, following only San Francisco and Silicon Valley, according to NTC and Cushman & Wakefield. “Nashville is home to...

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$1.2 million Pathfinder Project award expands VU-Army partnership

Aug. 23, 2021—Army Futures Command backs development of soft exoskeleton for soldiers Army Futures Command recently awarded Vanderbilt University its inaugural Pathfinder Project, a one-year, $1.2 million investment from the Army Research Laboratory and the Civil-Military Innovation Institute Inc. to support collaborations between researchers and creative soldiers to rapidly innovate high-impact, research-based technologies with a path to commercialization and...

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Professor Eric Barth is faculty head of Hank Ingram House

Aug. 23, 2021—Eric Barth, faculty head of Hank Ingram House, with his wife, Helen Bird, and their daughters—Nola and Kira—on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. One of the special parts of student life at Vanderbilt is the university’s uniquely personal and collaborative residential college experience. Undergraduate houses and colleges are led by faculty who live in community...

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Royal Society award gives international exposure to work in polar sciences, computational mechanics

Aug. 20, 2021—The School of Engineering’s work in polar and climate science, plus computational mechanics, will get international exposure with a two-year travel grant from the Royal Society, the independent academic society of the U.K., for a collaboration between a Vanderbilt professor and a professor in England. The project will establish new approaches for simulating fracture propagation...

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Vanderbilt’s silent CubeSat awakens 6 months after launch

Aug. 19, 2021—Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, or AMSAT, volunteers have established communications with RadFxSat-2, a small CubeSat that had been silent since it deployed in a Virgin Orbit launch Jan. 17, 2021. That day, the California-based company successfully deployed 10 CubeSats selected by NASA as part of the agency’s CubeSat Launch Initiative. Nine them were designed, built...

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New departments answer growing demand in computer science, computational science, electrical engineering

Aug. 18, 2021—Music Row becomes Technology Row The School of Engineering has created two new departments from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to encourage innovation, accommodate enrollment growth, and focus on areas of strategic excellence. The existing degree programs in computer science will be housed in the new Department of Computer Science chaired by...

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Faculty Innovator: Daniel Fabbri demonstrates academic and entrepreneurial prowess

Aug. 12, 2021—By Marissa Shapiro Since his days growing up in Silicon Valley, Daniel Fabbri, assistant professor of biomedical informatics and computer science in the School of Medicine and School of Engineering, respectively, has always been driven to use his academic knowledge to make an impact. “I never wanted to write papers that sit on the shelf,” he...

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Engineering alum receives NELA award for achievements in human resources industry

Aug. 9, 2021—Dan George, BS’05, MBA’14, founder and CEO of Piper Key, has received the 2020 Nashville Emerging Leader Award in the human resources category. The Nashville Area Chamber and YP Nashville present the NELAs to recognize young professionals across 14 industries for significant accomplishments in their chosen fields and their contributions to the community. Winners were...

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