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Engineering professor creates animated science education program

Dec. 1, 2007—An animated computer program created by Dr. Gautam Biswas, professor of computer science and computer engineering at Vanderbilt, is being used in Nashville public school classrooms to teach science to middle school students. But the teachable agent called Betty’s Brain does much more; it also teaches students how to learn. Supported by the National Science...

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Two faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 22, 2007—Two Vanderbilt Engineering faculty members – Peter T. Cummings and Thomas A. Cruse – have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed upon them by their peers. They are among 471 scientists from around the country who have been elevated to this rank because of...

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ISIS Investigators win DATE Best Paper Award

Nov. 4, 2007—Professors and an alumnus of Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) will receive a Best Paper Award at the Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) in Munich in March 2008. Kai Chen, a former ISIS graduate student currently with Motorola Research, and Vanderbilt Professors Janos Sztipanovits and Sandeep Neema co-authored...

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Perspectives of project failure by executives and project managers wins prize for Vanderbilt researchers

Oct. 18, 2007—An article examining the factors used by public service personnel and their contractors to reach the decision to terminate a project won the second-place award for best paper at the Academy of Management meeting in Philadelphia recently. Awards are given annually for the top three articles published in the prestigious Journal of Operations Management that...

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Clay, Johnston and Thackston receive Distinguished Alumnus Awards

Oct. 12, 2007—W. Robert Clay, John W. Johnson, and Edward Thackston received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering during the Engineering Celebration Dinner at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Thursday, Oct. 11. The award recognizes distinguished achievement, significant service, excellent character and a reputation that reflects well on the school. The honoree is chosen...

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Peter Cummings to Receive the 2007 AIChE Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award

Sep. 14, 2007—Peter Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering at Vanderbilt, will receive the 2007 American Institute of Chemical Engineers [AIChE] Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award at the Institute’s annual meeting in November. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of nanoscale science and engineering in the field of chemical engineering through scholarship,...

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Vanderbilt engineering professors receive national education award

Jun. 23, 2007—Vanderbilt engineering professor Robert J. Roselli received the American Society for Engineering Education’s 2007 William Elgin Wickenden Award at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition held in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 27. The award, sponsored by the Journal of Engineering Education, is given to the authors of the paper judged to be the best paper...

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Vanderbilt engineering dean wins IEEE award in nuclear and plasma science

Jun. 21, 2007—Ken Galloway, dean of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, has won the prestigious Richard F. Shea Distinguished Member Award from the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS). The annual award recognizes “outstanding contributions through leadership and service to the NPSS and to the fields of Nuclear and Plasma Sciences,” according to the NPSS website....

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