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Schmidt lecturer predicts higher ed’s future: Lifelong, tech-based learning instead of 4 years

Apr. 14, 2016—UT-Arlington’s Siemens says professors will track student engagement, students will take ‘learner profiles’ with them We know about the clicker – a handheld device that lets professors pose a question and learn almost instantly how many students understand the material. Education researcher and MOOC pioneer George Siemens knows what comes after the clicker. He’s predicting...

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Measuring drought impact in more than dollars and cents

Apr. 14, 2016—(iStock) The standard way to measure the impact of drought is by its economic effect. Last year, for example, the severity California’s four-year drought was broadly characterized by an estimate that it would cost the state’s economy $2.7 billion and 21,000 jobs. However, there are many experts who feel economic measures alone are inadequate to...

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Mechanical engineering grad student wins NASA space research fellowship

Apr. 13, 2016—Vanderbilt graduate student Darren Tinker has selected by NASA for its 2016 class of Space Technology Research Fellows. Tinker is a second year graduate student in mechanical engineering. His research – An Additively Manufactured Torch Igniter for Liquid Propellants – is funded up to $74,000 for one year, but the award may be renewed for...

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Engineering seniors show off real-world design solutions April 25 at Design Day

Apr. 12, 2016—Engineering seniors have spent two semesters tackling design challenges from sponsors with real design needs. The results of their design projects will be featured at Design Day 2016, an annual School of Engineering event, Monday, April 25, 4-6 p.m. in the Student Life Center. Corporate sponsors this year include DENSO, Nissan North America, Metova, Quality...

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Heart disease researcher to deliver Emerging Scholars Lecture April 19

Apr. 11, 2016—A researcher who focuses on heart disease and ‘organs on chip’ platforms for disease modeling will deliver the second Emerging Scholars in Engineering Lecture Tuesday, April 19. Renita E. Horton’s lecture — Engineering Approaches to Cardiovascular Diseases: Matters of the Heart – is at 1 p.m. in Stevenson Center 5, room 5326. Lunch will be...

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New MOOC will teach core Java programming

Apr. 8, 2016—The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning has launched Java for Android, the first massive open online course (MOOC) in Coursera’s new Android App Development Specialization. This five-course specialization is a collaboration between Vanderbilt University and Coursera and teaches students from around the world how to apply core Java programming languages, features and software patterns in...

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Technology and learning theorist to deliver engineering school’s Schmidt Lecture April 13

Apr. 5, 2016—A leading theorist and researcher on how technology impacts learning, George Siemens thinks digitization of content and interaction has profound implications on teaching and learning and the organization of universities in general. Siemens will deliver a lecture – The Future of Learning: Digital, Data-driven, and Distributed – April 13 as the Schmidt Family Annual Educational...

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Chemical engineering sophomore awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Apr. 5, 2016—Sophomore chemical engineering and chemistry student Marie Armbruster has received a Goldwater Scholarship. She is one of 252 Goldwater Scholars selected for the 2016-2017 academic year. The scholarship, which goes to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from the United States, covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500...

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