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Engineering alumni Evans, Rothschild to lead Vanderbilt University Board of Trust

Apr. 22, 2016—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust has elected Bruce R. Evans to succeed Mark F. Dalton as chairman and Jeffrey J. Rothschild to succeed Jackson W. Moore as vice chairman, effective July 1, 2017. Officer positions are term-limited. Evans and Rothschild are graduates of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering. Evans graduated magna cum laude with a...

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Vanderbilt rocketeers win sixth payload design award at NASA launch competition

Apr. 20, 2016—The Vanderbilt student rocket team collected two key awards in NASA’s Student Launch Challenge following a near flawless flight of their Thrustworthy rocket Saturday, April 16, at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama. At the awards banquet held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Vanderbilt – three-time national champs – won the coveted...

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Anonymous donor pledges $5 million to Vanderbilt Dean’s Chair in Engineering

Apr. 15, 2016—An anonymous donor has pledged $5,000,000 to establish the Dean’s Chair in Engineering at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering, Chancellor Nicholas S.  Zeppos announced at the school’s annual distinguished alumni celebration dinner April 14. Deans’ chairs represent the highest faculty honor in academia, recognizing a dean based on the influence of his or her scholarship,...

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Schmidt lecturer predicts higher ed’s future: Lifelong, tech-based learning instead of 4 years

Apr. 14, 2016—UT-Arlington’s Siemens says professors will track student engagement, students will take ‘learner profiles’ with them We know about the clicker – a handheld device that lets professors pose a question and learn almost instantly how many students understand the material. Education researcher and MOOC pioneer George Siemens knows what comes after the clicker. He’s predicting...

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Measuring drought impact in more than dollars and cents

Apr. 14, 2016—(iStock) The standard way to measure the impact of drought is by its economic effect. Last year, for example, the severity California’s four-year drought was broadly characterized by an estimate that it would cost the state’s economy $2.7 billion and 21,000 jobs. However, there are many experts who feel economic measures alone are inadequate to...

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Mechanical engineering grad student wins NASA space research fellowship

Apr. 13, 2016—Vanderbilt graduate student Darren Tinker has selected by NASA for its 2016 class of Space Technology Research Fellows. Tinker is a second year graduate student in mechanical engineering. His research – An Additively Manufactured Torch Igniter for Liquid Propellants – is funded up to $74,000 for one year, but the award may be renewed for...

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Engineering seniors show off real-world design solutions April 25 at Design Day

Apr. 12, 2016—Engineering seniors have spent two semesters tackling design challenges from sponsors with real design needs. The results of their design projects will be featured at Design Day 2016, an annual School of Engineering event, Monday, April 25, 4-6 p.m. in the Student Life Center. Corporate sponsors this year include DENSO, Nissan North America, Metova, Quality...

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Heart disease researcher to deliver Emerging Scholars Lecture April 19

Apr. 11, 2016—A researcher who focuses on heart disease and ‘organs on chip’ platforms for disease modeling will deliver the second Emerging Scholars in Engineering Lecture Tuesday, April 19. Renita E. Horton’s lecture — Engineering Approaches to Cardiovascular Diseases: Matters of the Heart – is at 1 p.m. in Stevenson Center 5, room 5326. Lunch will be...

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