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Computer science master’s degree in top 50 ranking

Sep. 26, 2017—Best Computer Science Schools has announced its ranking of the 50 Best Master’s in Computer Science Degrees for 2017. Vanderbilt’s computer science master’s degree is ranked No. 42. Best Computer Science Schools developed its ranking by aggregating data from Payscale, U.S. News and World Report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as information from...

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Prominent builder, distinguished alumnus Hall Hardaway Jr. dies at 84

Sep. 22, 2017—School of Engineering distinguished alumnus L. Hall Hardaway Jr., chairman of the board of Hardaway Construction Corporation, died Sept. 20, 2017, in Nashville. He was 84. Hardaway graduated from the School of Engineering in 1957 with a degree in civil engineering. He began working as a field superintendent with Hardaway Construction, the firm his father...

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New tissue-chip research to assess efficacy of novel epilepsy drugs

Sep. 22, 2017—An interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University researchers led by John Wikswo, A.B. Learned Professor of Living State Physics and Gordon A. Cain University Professor, has received a two-year, $2 million federal grant to develop an “organ-on-chip” model for two genetic forms of epilepsy. These disorders affect both brain and heart and improved modeling could lead to new...

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New Career Fair venue, casual company pitches a slamming success

Sep. 21, 2017—The ubiquitous “elevator pitch” is a standard rite of career advancement. Whether or not it takes place in an elevator, job candidates are told they must be able to describe their awesomeness in two minutes or less. The Vanderbilt Career Center this year turned the tables on the recruiters. The night before the official Career...

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Lineup of ‘maker’ events connects needs with solutions

Sep. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt University is embarking on a series of events demonstrating its commitment to connecting need knowers with solution makers. Kevin Galloway, hired last year as the university’s director of making, recently was appointed as the Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience (DIVE) director and will play an integral role in upcoming hackathons, makeathons and design courses. DIVE,...

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Summer research cements interest, opens options for undergraduates

Sep. 18, 2017—How did you spend your summer? More than 60 engineering undergraduates have quite detailed answers to that standard question, though their answers are anything but routine. They worked for 10 weeks under the direction of faculty mentors on active research projects across all School of Engineering departments. Among the dozens of projects: Investigating defects in...

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Nation’s most senior African-American female roboticist in higher ed to deliver Chambers Lecture Sept. 25

Sep. 15, 2017—As one of the nation’s most recognized female roboticists, Ayanna Howard has designed SnoMote robots to study the impact of global warming on Antarctic ice shelves and created artificial intelligence-powered STEM apps to teach children with autism how to play Angry Birds. She has overseen nearly 50 projects in a dozen years at Georgia Tech....

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Engineering alumnus new president at Hardaway Construction

Sep. 14, 2017—David Frazier has joined Hardaway Construction Corp., which built Featheringill Hall and other Vanderbilt University projects, as president and operations manager. Frazier, a graduate of the School of Engineering’s Engineering & Construction Management Program (ME ’09), previously served more than 12 years as senior construction manager at Nashville-based builder D.F. Chase. Frazier brings to Hardaway...

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