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DOE renews $15 million contract for nuclear waste cleanup and management expertise

Apr. 10, 2018—Vanderbilt will continue its leading role in a multi-university consortium of engineers and scientists that advises the U.S. Department of Energy on the best ways to clean up nuclear production sites and safest methods for nuclear waste disposal. DOE recently renewed its cooperative agreement with the university to manage CRESP – The Consortium for Risk...

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Vanderbilt’s rocket rolls and captures payload design award at NASA launch contest

Apr. 10, 2018—The Vanderbilt rocket team collected a key award at the NASA’s Student Launch Challenge and followed up with a successful flight of their rocket Sunday, April 8, at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama. At the awards banquet at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville April 7, Vanderbilt – four-time national champs – won...

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Vanderbilt Board Chairman commits $20 million gift to bolster undergraduate residential experience, engineering leadership

Apr. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt University Board of Trust Chairman Bruce R. Evans, BE’81, and his wife Bridgitt have announced they are committing $20 million to help support university initiatives focused on the undergraduate living-learning experience, as well as leadership positions in the School of Engineering. The gift also includes an unrestricted bequest for future use. “As Vanderbilt’s Board...

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From 3-D printed bones to refueling drones, check out Design Day April 23

Apr. 8, 2018—With the start of each new academic year, engineering seniors don’t get the luxury of easing in to their capstone design projects. Discussion of potential projects and the rigorous process begins with the first or second meeting of the two-semester course. Sponsors and professors present project needs and, depending on the department, students rank their...

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Associate Dean Robinson in Vanderbilt Pioneers portrait exhibit

Apr. 5, 2018—The School of Engineering’s first African American associate dean smiled at the image smiling back at him, a portrait where he carefully cradles the engraved pewter cup he won for research into diversity issues. William Robinson, left, associate dean of the School of Engineering, poses with Lucius Outlaw Jr., philosophy professor and the portrait photographer...

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Travel abroad year will advance seniors’ career options

Apr. 3, 2018—One graduating senior will mix her interests in military service and in public policy. Another will tap into his interest in how cities worldwide address mobility problems. When they return to the states, she will look for a role that aligns political strategy and military tactics. He will seek a job in the transportation industry...

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Novel two-part rocket design addresses NASA challenge – launch is April 7

Mar. 29, 2018—Rockets naturally roll during ascent, posing great difficulty in imaging objects on the ground. Engineering students in the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory tackled that challenge. On Saturday, April 7, at the 2018 NASA Student Launch Competition in Toney, Alabama, they will demonstrate a payload design that helps capture image targets The Vanderbilt team has designed...

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Make science and medical research passionate and personal, expert urges

Mar. 28, 2018—America as a whole is losing its passion for science, a trend that jeopardizes biomedical advancements to cure disease, ease suffering, and improve lives, the head of a top academic association said Wednesday. “If we want science and medical innovation to once again define what America wants to be then we have to make it...

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