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Vanderbilt robot teams, nano-engineering projects win young faculty NSF awards

May. 27, 2007—Young Vanderbilt engineering faculty have netted prestigious CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation for their innovations. Computer Scientist Julie A. Adams won a 2007 CAREER award for her human-robot teaming project, while mechanical engineer Deyu Li won the award for his research in nanochannels used in drug discovery and drug-detection devices. Assistant Professor of...

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Mechanical Engineering News Research


Davis, McCleskey receive Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumni Awards

May. 24, 2007—Vanderbilt Engineering alumni Doug Davis and Sam McCleskey received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering during the Engineering Celebration Dinner held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Buckhead on Tuesday, May 22. The School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes distinguished achievement, significant service, excellent character and a reputation that reflects well...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News


Plan for cancer detector wins prize for Vanderbilt researchers

May. 16, 2007—A plan to use nanotechnology to produce a new type of cancer detector won the third-place award at the NanoNexus2007 conference held last month at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The detector has been under development for two years by Vanderbilt graduate student Chinmay Soman working under the supervision of Todd Giorgio, professor of biomedical engineering....

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Vanderbilt awards exemplary Engineering faculty, staff

May. 10, 2007—Dean Kenneth F. Galloway of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering presented three awards to faculty and staff members for their achievements in research, teaching and professional service during the 2007 academic year. The awards were given during a May 8 ceremony in Featheringill Hall at Vanderbilt. The Edward J. White Engineering Faculty Award for Excellence...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Mechanical Engineering News


Rescue Robot one of scores of senior innovations at Design Day

Apr. 29, 2007—Colin Roper adjusts the six-legged crawling rescue robot he and a team of fellow engineering seniors developed for the Vanderbilt Center for Intelligent Mechatronics as their senior design project. The team joined hundreds of Vanderbilt engineering seniors soon to graduate, who demonstrated their readiness to tackle real-world engineering problems by showcasing their innovations during the...

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Mobile pollution sensors to be developed at Vanderbilt using Microsoft grant

Apr. 14, 2007—Vanderbilt engineers have won an award from Microsoft Corp. to develop a real-time, online, detailed and accurate picture of air quality in large metropolitan areas like Nashville. The mobile air quality monitoring system will make it possible to monitor air quality more accurately than the current system of fixed stations performing low-resolution sampling by including...

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Alumni Electrical Engineering and Computer Science News Research


U.S. News graduate school rankings

Mar. 22, 2007—Six Vanderbilt graduate engineering programs were ranked among the top 50 in the nation, according to the 2007 U.S. News and World Report annual ranking of leading graduate and professional schools. The School of Engineering was ranked 42, up five slots from the previous year. Biomedical engineering led Vanderbilt engineering programs with a rank of 21st....

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Vanderbilt engineer wins NSF award for innovative Internet system

Mar. 7, 2007—Professor Yi Cui has gotten recognition – and funding – for his novel idea that could give YouTube a run for its money. The Vanderbilt assistant professor of computer science and computer engineering has won a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his research into peer-to-peer networking to enable peer-to-peer multimedia streaming over the...

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