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Engineering school announces 2017 alumni honorees

Mar. 17, 2017—Vanderbilt engineering alumni Kimberly V. Bryant and Christopher J. Wiernicki are the newest members of the School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Bryant will be inducted into the academy at a special event March 21 at Vanderbilt University. Wiernicki will be inducted at a special event March 28 in Houston. “Kimberly and Chris are...

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CS senior lauds entrepreneurship training at The Wond’ry

Mar. 17, 2017—Michael Umenta, a CS senior, believes networking events can be more meaningful. He developed an app, called CNCT (for Connect), that allows those attending conferences and other professional events to connect before they arrive and begin to build relationships. As he prepares for his post-Vanderbilt life, Umenta is weighing a software engineer job offer at...

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Smart jewelry creator to the rescue: Engineering’s Chambers lecture is April 4

Mar. 16, 2017—WiseWear bracelets are health trackers that can summon help Ph.D.-turned-entrepreneur Jerry Wilmink is the founder and CEO of WiseWear Corporation, a Texas-based digital health company that develops wearable technology products for fitness and medical applications. A Vanderbilt biomedical engineering alumnus (bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D.) and self-described “mad scientist,” Wilmink also has experience as an inventor,...

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Vanderbilt among nation’s top graduate and professional schools

Mar. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt University remains firmly positioned among the nation’s top graduate and professional schools in the latest U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate School” rankings. U.S. News published new rankings March 14 for business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing schools. U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on expert opinions and statistics that...

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How much more development can Nashville sustain?

Mar. 9, 2017—Gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean joins top builders, architects, and brokers at annual Construction Management Symposium Nashville has been on a roll, but Music City faces significant challenges to additional development, including high land prices, limited mass transit, increased traffic congestion, and a shortage of affordable housing for renters as well as homeowners, according to experts...

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Berkeley expert on nanoscale science, metamaterials to deliver Hall Lecture March 27

Mar. 8, 2017—One of the most innovative engineers in the field of nanoscale science says metamaterials – artificial nanostructures with electromagnetic properties not found in nature – offer future prospects for high-resolution optical microscopes and superfast optical computers. The technology has broad implications for fields such as nanoscale photonics, electronics manufacturing and biomedical imaging. Xiang Zhang, professor...

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Gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean; developers gather to predict future of Nashville’s commercial, residential markets

Mar. 7, 2017—Former Nashville mayor Karl Dean (submitted photo) A gathering of some of Nashville’s biggest names in development, construction and real estate sells out every year because it’s known for accurate market forecasts by the people banking on those. Hosted by Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, the 8th Annual Construction Project Management Symposium on March 9...

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Getting to the root of STEM challenges: Vanderbilt’s Women in STEM day is March 21

Mar. 3, 2017—Author who shed light on ‘hidden’ women in science to headline event Rachel Swaby wrote a book about 52 women who persisted despite obstacles to become scientists that changed history because the author wanted better profiles of women in science, technology, engineering and math professions. “If we all talk about women’s contributions to STEM fields...

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