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Vanderbilt to evaluate NSF-funded, high school engineering curriculum

Oct. 4, 2018—Vanderbilt University is charged with evaluating a new, National Science Foundation-funded course for high school students on engineering principles and design. The $4 million pilot program, entitled Engineering For US All (E4USA), will test the effectiveness of a standardized educational curriculum across multiple states. The course is intended to lead to an eventual pathway for high...

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BME postdoc joins Academic Pathways fellowship program

Oct. 2, 2018—A biomedical engineer who has specialized in developing affordable, portable and rapid point-of-care glucose management devices is in the second cohort of fellows in Vanderbilt’s Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship program. The program serves as a bridge between academic training and entry-level faculty positions with a particular emphasis on scholars with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The second...

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Engineering school announces six faculty appointments

Oct. 1, 2018—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of a senior faculty member and five junior faculty members representing biomedical, civil, and computer science departments. Audrey Ellerbee Bowden is an associate professor of biomedical engineering. She joins the School of Engineering as a tenured professor from Stanford University where she was a member of...

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Quantum mechanics work lets oil industry know promise of recovery experiments before they start

Sep. 28, 2018—Sokrates Pantelides (Joe Howell / Vanderbilt University) With their current approach, energy companies can extract about 35 percent of the oil in each well. Every 1 percent above that, compounded across thousands of wells, can mean billions of dollars in additional revenue for the companies and supply for consumers. Extra oil can be pushed out...

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Two-day maker faire hosted at Wond’ry Oct. 6-7, free and open to public

Sep. 27, 2018—Building off the success of its inaugural year at Vanderbilt, the sixth annual Nashville Mini Maker Faire is set for Oct. 6-7 at the Wond’ry in the Innovation Pavilion. Admission and parking are free for this event. Promoted as “The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth,” the event is a celebration of the inventive spirit...

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Vanderbilt, Trilogy Education to launch first Coding Boot Camp

Sep. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt University and Trilogy Education have announced the launch of the Vanderbilt Coding Boot Camp, an intensive web development program geared toward adult learners and working professionals in Nashville. Developed in partnership with the Owen Graduate School of Management and the School of Engineering, the Vanderbilt Coding Boot Camp teaches the front-end and back-end skills...

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Vanderbilt’s online MATLAB course is a top MOOC

Sep. 21, 2018—Vanderbilt’s free online course, Introduction to Programming with MATLAB on Coursera, is ranked No. 15 out of thousands of MOOCs (massive open online course) and remains one of the Top 50 MOOCs of All Time, rated by Class Central, a search engine and review site for MOOCs. Class Central recently updated its list of Top...

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Larry Dowdy, emeritus computer science professor, dies

Sep. 14, 2018—Larry Dowdy, 66, professor of computer science and computer engineering, emeritus, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Dowdy joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1981. He retired as an emeritus faculty member in 2014. He served as chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Computer Science from 1995 to 1998, and as Vanderbilt Dean...

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