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Cancer Institute grant funds new integrated approach to early lung cancer detection

Jan. 22, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have received a National Cancer Institute grant to develop a novel, integrative approach to detect early signs of lung cancer. The four-year project builds on a related, recent study that established the value of using three separate measures—structural imaging, a protein marker and information available from electronic health records—to predict lung cancer in...

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Barge and GSH receive major award for Copper Basin reclamation project

Jan. 21, 2021—It had been less than two years since Carrie Little Stokes, BE’97, ME’06, earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering when she first worked on plans to restore Copper Basin, an eyesore in southeast Tennessee with a century-plus history of mining, processing and waste disposal. At the time, Stokes was a project engineer at Nashville-based...

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Alum is one of 15 ‘Engineers Who Mattered in 2020’ on engineering.com

Jan. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt engineering alumnus Bhupinder Singh, MS’86, is one of 15 “Engineers Who Mattered in 2020” featured in a list published Jan. 7, 2021, on engineering.com. After serving 26 years with Bentley Systems, a leader in infrastructure engineering software, Bhupinder Singh could have called it quits. Throughout his years at Bentley, Singh held many roles, including...

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Optical computing at sub-picosecond speeds developed at Vanderbilt

Jan. 19, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have developed the next generation of ultrafast data transmission that may make it possible to make already high-performance computing “on demand.” The technology unjams bottlenecks in data streams using a hybrid silicon-vanadium dioxide waveguide that can turn light on and off in less than one trillionth of a second. The article, “Sub‐Picosecond Response...

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Improving the Wikipedia gender gap with Women of VISE begins Jan. 18

Jan. 15, 2021—The Women of VISE are hosting a virtual Wikithon focused on women in science, technology, engineering and math the week of Jan. 18 to contribute to and improve the quality of Wikipedia pages on female scientists and researchers. The event is open to the public; it requires registration on Wikipedia. Women of VISE There is...

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New engineering graduate program in surgery and intervention launches in fall 2021

Jan. 13, 2021—In fall 2021, Vanderbilt University will offer a graduate program that will equip engineers to improve translation of technology for medical procedures and surgery. The School of Engineering, in partnership with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering, is launching a master’s of engineering program in surgery and intervention that will prepare engineers to address challenges...

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Three Vanderbilt engineers among 2021 winners of NBJ’s 40 Under 40 Awards

Jan. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt engineers, two alumni and one faculty member, have been selected for the Nashville Business Journal’s 2021 40 Under 40 list. It recognizes the city’s most prominent young business leaders. Considered emerging business leaders, Julia Doolittle Whitacre, BS’06, engineering science, Austin Dirks, BE’08, biomedical engineering, and Karl Zelik, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, of biomedical engineering,...

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Vanderbilt engineering alum named to 2021 ‘Forbes’ 30 under 30

Jan. 8, 2021—Vanderbilt alumnus Graham Gaylor has been selected for the 2021 Forbes “30 Under 30.” The 10th annual list recognizes 600 entrepreneurs, scientists, activists and entertainers changing the world. Graham Gaylor Gaylor, BS’14, is the cofounder of VRChat, a social network that allows users to build virtual worlds to hang out in and interact with each other...

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