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Institute to review military avionics software for high standards

Mar. 22, 2017—U.S. military avionics software may get into the field faster and at less taxpayer cost with rigorous scrutiny from Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems. The institute is the conformance authority for the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium and will operate a registry of aviation software that can be used across military aircraft. Although each type...

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Flying saucer’ quantum dots hold secret to better, brighter lasers

Mar. 21, 2017—This computer-generated model shows the spherical core of the quantum dot nanoparticle (in red) along with the ‘flying saucer’ shape of the outer shell (in yellow). The tension in the core induced by the shell affects the electronic states and lowers the energy threshold required to trigger the laser. (Alex Voznyy/University of Toronto) Fresh insights...

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Engineering school announces 2017 alumni honorees

Mar. 17, 2017—Vanderbilt engineering alumni Kimberly V. Bryant and Christopher J. Wiernicki are the newest members of the School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Bryant will be inducted into the academy at a special event March 21 at Vanderbilt University. Wiernicki will be inducted at a special event March 28 in Houston. “Kimberly and Chris are...

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CS senior lauds entrepreneurship training at The Wond’ry

Mar. 17, 2017—Michael Umenta, a CS senior, believes networking events can be more meaningful. He developed an app, called CNCT (for Connect), that allows those attending conferences and other professional events to connect before they arrive and begin to build relationships. As he prepares for his post-Vanderbilt life, Umenta is weighing a software engineer job offer at...

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Smart jewelry creator to the rescue: Engineering’s Chambers lecture is April 4

Mar. 16, 2017—WiseWear bracelets are health trackers that can summon help Ph.D.-turned-entrepreneur Jerry Wilmink is the founder and CEO of WiseWear Corporation, a Texas-based digital health company that develops wearable technology products for fitness and medical applications. A Vanderbilt biomedical engineering alumnus (bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D.) and self-described “mad scientist,” Wilmink also has experience as an inventor,...

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Vanderbilt among nation’s top graduate and professional schools

Mar. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt University remains firmly positioned among the nation’s top graduate and professional schools in the latest U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate School” rankings. U.S. News published new rankings March 14 for business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing schools. U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on expert opinions and statistics that...

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How much more development can Nashville sustain?

Mar. 9, 2017—Gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean joins top builders, architects, and brokers at annual Construction Management Symposium Nashville has been on a roll, but Music City faces significant challenges to additional development, including high land prices, limited mass transit, increased traffic congestion, and a shortage of affordable housing for renters as well as homeowners, according to experts...

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Berkeley expert on nanoscale science, metamaterials to deliver Hall Lecture March 27

Mar. 8, 2017—One of the most innovative engineers in the field of nanoscale science says metamaterials – artificial nanostructures with electromagnetic properties not found in nature – offer future prospects for high-resolution optical microscopes and superfast optical computers. The technology has broad implications for fields such as nanoscale photonics, electronics manufacturing and biomedical imaging. Xiang Zhang, professor...

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