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E Week: Winners hit bullseye – eggxactly

Feb. 16, 2009—Teams braved cold temps and a steady breeze on top of Featheringill Hall today in an attempt to win cash in an Egg Drop Competition that kicked off Engineers Week events on campus. Engineering students had one hour to devise a container that would safely cushion its cargo egg from a three-story plunge. Fifty-five students...

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Robot obstacle course, fastest Geek contest highlight Engineers Week

Feb. 11, 2009—Engineering students at Vanderbilt University will showcase their ingenuity through a series of challenging – but fun – competitions and events held during National Engineers Week February 16-20. In addition to spotlighting the engineering profession, the competitions and activities are designed to interest students in engineering and scientific fields. Media and the public are invited....

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Chemical engineering senior awarded prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship for international study

Feb. 11, 2009—Senior Amanda Scott has won a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship – a full-cost award for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Scott will begin her studies at Cambridge in October 2009. Scott plans to pursue a master’s degree in advanced chemical engineering in order to gain the training...

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Hornberger to deliver Hall Lecture Feb. 10

Feb. 10, 2009—George M. Hornberger will give the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture – Complicated Interdependencies: Water, Energy and Food – at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Featheringill Hall’s Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium. Recognized as an international leader in hydrology and environmental engineering and a member of the National Academy of Engineering,...

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Goldfarb, Schrimpf, Hornberger awarded endowed chairs

Jan. 30, 2009—Three faculty members of the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University have been awarded endowed chairs. Michael Goldfarb is the new H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ronald Schrimpf is the Orrin Henry Ingram Professor of Engineering, and George M. Hornberger is the Craig E. Philip Professor of Engineering.   Three faculty members of...

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Dollar General, Braun Racing develop one-of-a-kind internship to benefit VUSE Motorsports program

Jan. 27, 2009—Braun Racing, a two-car operation in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and its sponsor, Dollar General Corporation, have announced a one-of-a-kind internship program with the motorsports program in the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University. The internship program will not only allow engineering students the opportunity to learn side-by-side from experienced NASCAR engineers, mechanics and crew...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News


Student engineers test cars at Barber Motorsports Park

Jan. 26, 2009—Engineering students from Vanderbilt and five other universities ventured onto the pavement at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Ala., on a chilly Saturday to test the designs of their formula-styled race cars. The engineering students – who say they spend more time than college athletes preparing for competition – agreed it was rewarding. “These competitions...

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Alumni Mechanical Engineering News


Facebook VP to speak at VU engineering school Jan. 29

Jan. 22, 2009—Of the more than 150 million active Facebook users, about 13 million users update their statuses at least once each day, which results in almost 3 billion minutes spent on Facebook daily. This much network traffic has made Facebook No. 5 in top global Web sites, behind leaders Yahoo, Google, YouTube and Windows Live, respectively,...

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