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Humans could run 50% faster with bicycle-inspired exoskeleton

Apr. 8, 2020—Runners could soon keep up with cyclists, thanks to a new invention from a team of mechanical engineers at Vanderbilt. The invention, an exoskeleton worn on the legs, would bring cycling mechanics to the human body and enable people to run nearly 1.5 times as fast — approaching top cycling speeds. The study with the...

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Wikswo is member of Vanderbilt’s Public Health Advisory Task Force

Apr. 7, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has established a new Public Health Advisory Task Force to serve as a resource for the university during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the university continues to use the latest public health information from the CDC, state and local health departments and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, this new task force will provide new, further...

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Camp elected to board of Tennessee’s transportation consortium

Apr. 6, 2020—Janey Camp, research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been elected to the board of directors of TennSMART, a public-private consortium whose goal is to create a technology roadmap and strategic plan for intelligent mobility issues in Tennessee. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on development of new tools and approaches to better understand current...

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Engineering sophomore named Goldwater Scholar for 2020

Apr. 2, 2020—An engineering sophomore is among the 2020 recipients of the Goldwater Scholarship—awarded to undergraduate STEM students who show exceptional promise of becoming the nation’s next generation of research leaders. He is among 396 college students across the United States who were selected as Goldwater Scholars from a field of 1,343 nominees. The Goldwater Scholarships are...

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BME alumnus, Harvard professor is 2020 AIMBE Fellow

Apr. 2, 2020—Maurice Smith, the Gordon McKay Professor of Bioengineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows. Smith was chosen for “his advances in using robotics and mathematical principles from control theory to understand the neural basis of motor...

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Three biomedical engineering professors elected into AIMBE’s College of Fellows

Apr. 2, 2020—Biomedical engineering professors Audrey Bowden, Victoria Morgan and Matthew Walker III have been elected into the 2020 class of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Recipients of this honor, considered one of the highest in the biomedical engineering discipline, are chosen for exceptional leadership and achievements in medical and...

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Engineering’s graduate program is No. 39 in ‘U.S. News’ 2021 rankings

Apr. 1, 2020—The School of Engineering’s graduate program is No. 39 in annual rankings by U.S. News. In a tie with Yale, the school is fifth among engineering schools of similar size appearing in the top 40. The School also was No. 39 in 2020 graduate program rankings. The school ranks ahead of the University of Virginia...

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Dean Paschal helps collect medical supplies locally to help fight pandemic

Mar. 31, 2020—Cynthia Paschal, Vanderbilt senior associate dean for undergraduate education and a biomedical engineering professor, volunteered March 29 at a Nashville drive to collect personal protective equipment for medical workers to use when treating coronavirus patients. The Project C.U.R.E. Nashville event at Nissan Stadium was promoted by the Tennessee Titans, and was reported by The Tennessean....

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