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Council introduces the Engineering Cup for more E-Week participation, competition

Feb. 17, 2017—Expect to see more students playing harder at this year’s E-Week festivities as the event takes on a new dimension: a race to the Engineering Cup. Engineering Council organizers said the idea came from the Hogwarts house cup in the Harry Potter series of books. Instead of jewels in an hourglass keeping track of each...

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Alien particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronic devices

Feb. 17, 2017—You may not realize it but alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices. When your computer crashes and you get the dreaded blue screen or your smartphone freezes and you have to go through the time-consuming process of a reset, most...

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Engineering faculty co-lead three of six new University Courses

Feb. 14, 2017—Three new courses co-taught by engineering faculty are among the second set of six University Courses to be offered at Vanderbilt University. University Courses promote trans-institutional teaching and learning and meet degree requirements across undergraduate majors and many professional and graduate programs. All the courses tackle important cross-disciplinary topics that advance the educational mission of...

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Vanderbilt University lab to host Build2Last workshop for composites industries

Feb. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt University’s Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability (LASIR) will host a two-day Build2Last workshop presented by Composites One and the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) Feb. 23-24 in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt is an IACMI university partner. The industry event – Build2Last: Composites Durability Workshop – is designed for production workers to engineers...

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New AAU energy research webpage features VU engineering research

Feb. 8, 2017—Cary Pint, right, Andrew Westover and Nitin Muralidharan, who is holding the prototype junkyard battery they created in his left hand. He and Westover are holding bottles of the common household chemicals used in the process. (Vanderbilt University) Vanderbilt researchers who “MacGyvered” metal junkyard scraps and common household chemicals into high-performance batteries are featured in...

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Merryman, Young among 2017 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Feb. 7, 2017—Two School of Engineering associate professors are among 12 faculty members selected Chancellor Faculty Fellows — highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from the social sciences, life and physical sciences, clinical sciences and humanities, as well as law, mathematics and engineering. David Merryman, associate professor of biomedical engineering, associate professor of medicine, associate professor of pediatrics and...

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California alum celebrates 100th birthday with fetes in Nashville

Feb. 6, 2017—Several hundred well-wishers at Vanderbilt University marked Ben Schulman’s 100th birthday during a celebration weekend – Jan. 20-22 – in Nashville. The university honored Schulman at venues across the campus, including a Friday evening Shabbat dinner with more than 300 guests at the Schulman Center for Jewish Life, which he helped endow. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos...

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ASCE Industry Career Night draws 22 companies seeking ‘the best of the best’

Feb. 3, 2017—Twenty-two companies drew a crowd to the atrium in Featheringill Hall on Feb. 2, as engineering majors learned more about whether they might be a good fit for available jobs. It was the American Society of Civil Engineers Industry Career Night, the largest one yet, said Lori Troxel, associate professor of the practice of civil...

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