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Senior juggles three majors, values Opportunity Vanderbilt

Sep. 21, 2016—Jacqueline Machesky represents just one of the nearly 9,000 students whose lives have been changed by the Opportunity Vanderbilt financial aid initiative. Oldest sister, Vanderbilt student, steel bridge builder. These are just a few of the hats that senior Jacqueline Machesky wears. During her time on campus, she’s been fascinated by the annual steel bridge...

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Alumni Civil and Environmental Engineering News


Alum finds laser parameters for fence that kills mosquitoes, not honeybees

Sep. 19, 2016—An attempt to poison Zika-carrying mosquitoes in South Carolina made headlines earlier this month when it killed millions of honeybees, too. That’s the perpetual issue in pest control: How do you make it deadly enough to take out the bugs you want without harming the ones you don’t – or harming the environment in general?...

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WalkWays app helps visitors find their way around VUMC

Sep. 15, 2016—Visitor Terry Manning uses his smartphone to test text-based directions to find Vanderbilt University Hospital’s Courtyard Café while he waits for his girlfriend during her appointment. (photo by Anne Rayner) Getting to a patient’s room or finding the right clinic for an appointment can be stressful, but Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) leaders believe a...

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Vanderbilt engineering professor is recipient of inaugural NSF INCLUDES award

Sep. 14, 2016—Program’s initial awards total nearly $14 million The National Science Foundation has issued its first-ever awards for the NSF INCLUDES program, a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering by broadening participation in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners...

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Engineering School in 7-way tie at No. 37 in U.S. News rankings

Sep. 13, 2016—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering tied six other universities at No. 37 on the U.S. News and World Report’s list of the nation’s top undergraduate engineering programs at schools whose highest degree is a doctorate. The School of Engineering was ranked on the list of undergraduate engineering programs based on surveys of engineering deans and...

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Engineering student’s design immersion proposal chosen for Vanderbilt’s QEP

Sep. 13, 2016—An exciting maker-style immersion experience will be open to all Vanderbilt students in fall 2017 thanks to a successful proposal co-authored by mechanical engineering sophomore Will Berger. Lori Troxel, associate professor of the practice of civil and environmental engineering and the proposal team chair, has been named the initiative’s director. Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt...

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Congressional staff visits include Vanderbilt engineering labs

Sep. 9, 2016—Professor of Mechanical Engineering Nilanjan Sarkar (center), accompanied by Ph.D. students Dayi Bian (second from right) and Jian Fan (far right), shows Kayla McMurry (far left) and Mackensie Burt (second from left) from Sen. Lamar Alexander’s staff the simulator that he developed with researchers at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to help teenagers with autism learn...

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ExxonMobil senior chemical engineer gives public kudos to Vanderbilt, McCabe

Sep. 8, 2016—ExxonMobil senior chemical engineer Jessica Haley (PhD’15) gave very public kudos to both Professor Clare McCabe and Vanderbilt University for helping redirect her into a career she loves. ExxonMobil featured a question-and-answer with Haley in a Sept. 8 Wall Street Journal insert highlighting Universum’s top 100 employers. As a child struggling with asthma, Haley wanted...

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