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Student rocketeers win fourth national championship in a row

May. 13, 2016—  Vanderbilt student rocketeers have won NASA’s Orbital-ATK University Student Launch competition for the fourth year in a row. They had to beat out 40 other university teams in the yearlong national competition in order to achieve this “four-peat.” NASA announced the results of the competition May 12. Teams from the University of Louisville and...

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Dean presents 2015-2016 faculty, staff and student research awards

May. 10, 2016—Dean Philippe Fauchet announced May 10 the promotions of seven engineering faculty members at the final faculty meeting of the 2015-2016 academic year and presented four awards at a reception following the meeting. Four faculty members have been promoted to the rank of professor with tenure: Julie Adams, electrical engineering and computer science; Scott Guelcher,...

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School to present 2016 senior honors May 12

May. 9, 2016—Awards and honors will be presented by Dean Philippe Fauchet to seniors at the School of Engineering’s annual Commencement Reception at the University Club May 12. Julie Anne Schnur, from St. Louis, Missouri, is the recipient of the 2016 Founder’s Medal for the School of Engineering. She graduated May 13 with a bachelor of engineering...

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School of Engineering offers three new graduate certificate programs

May. 3, 2016—The School of Engineering is offering three new certificate programs available to enrolled Vanderbilt graduate students. Two graduate certificate programs – Mobile Cloud Computing and Surgery and Interventional Engineering – will be offered starting in the fall semester 2016. A graduate certificate program in Technology Entrepreneurship will be offered starting in summer 2017. Each program...

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3D pizza printer heading to ‘Shark Tank’ appearance; Vandy alum is company’s CMO

May. 2, 2016—The idea of using 3D printing to make pizzas began as an experiment in getting an American favorite into the hands of hungry NASA astronauts. Thanks to a chance connection, a Vanderbilt engineering alum is shepherding the invention to market, a process sure to get a major boost from an upcoming appearance on ABC’s hit...

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Alum’s Nervana earbuds use nerve stimulation for blissful listening; debut to rave reviews

Apr. 28, 2016—It only takes a few seconds to understand Nervana is not your regular earbuds. You feel the slightest tingling in your ear as tiny jolts of electricity, synchronized with the beat of “Another One Bites the Dust” or “Back in Black” or “Sweet Emotion,” connect with nerve endings. A few songs in, and you experience...

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More projects, new Design Day site draw record crowd

Apr. 27, 2016—A combination of a record number of design projects and relocation to the university’s Student Life Center ballroom sparked a rise in visitors to the School of Engineering’s annual Design Day. A crowd of about 400 visitors packed the expanded SLC ballroom causing a din that required leaning in to hear senior engineering students in...

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New director sees Innovation Center as both startup and catalyst for campus and city

Apr. 25, 2016—  Robert Grajewski is inaugural director of the new Innovation Center. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) A startup veteran and investor whose ventures range from retail to manufacturing joined Vanderbilt University this spring as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Innovation Center. Robert Grajewski, formerly the president of Edison Nation Medical, a health care innovation incubator,...

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