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Company co-founded by BME alumnus launches design platform for custom fit products

Jun. 11, 2018—When it began, Standard Cyborg set out to make design of custom-fabricated orthotics and prosthetics easier and quicker – especially in parts of the world with limited medical resources, where the needs are often the highest. Cofounders Garrett Spiegel, BE ‘10, and Jeffrey Huber, a serial entrepreneur, did just that. Standard Cyborg’s software is used...

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CE alumnus and Seattle transit exec tapped for Nashville Chamber panels

Apr. 10, 2018—Mike Harbour (BE’75) started his career in public transit in Nashville, working for the MTA for a year after he finished his graduate studies in transportation. He’s back this week as a guest of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, which has organized a series of discussions and panels with transit experts who’ve navigated growing pains...

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Engineering alumni return as firm reps at career fair

Jan. 31, 2018—It hasn’t been all that long since Houston Massey (BE’15) stood on the other side of the table at a career fair, nervously waiting to speak with company representatives. On Monday Massey and Nanhva Jin, a 2013 graduate in computer engineering, staffed the table for Epic, a healthcare software firm that counts Vanderbilt University Medical...

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Top ExxonMobil exec shares global energy supply, demand projections through 2040

Oct. 7, 2017—One of ExxonMobil’s top global executives provided a packed house of engineering students a front-seat overview of everything from liquefied natural gas to large drivers of projected global energy demand to career advice and algae. Developing economies will move nearly 2 billion additional people into middle class status by 2040, which will drive energy demand,...

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GHP co-founder, distinguished alumnus Steve Hays dies

Sep. 29, 2017—Steve Hays, the co-founder of Nashville-based Gobbell Hays Partners Environmental + Architecture, died Sept. 27 after an extended illness. He was 66. Hays, considered a national expert on asbestos-removal issues, was chairman emeritus of the company he co-founded with Ron Gobbell. GHP is 14th-biggest architectural firm in Nashville, according to Nashville Business Journal research.  ...

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Grand Stair dedicated in honor of alumni Ed and Sue Clark

May. 4, 2017—The striking spiral staircase inside Vanderbilt University’s Engineering and Science Building was dedicated April 28 in honor of alumni and longtime university supporters Sue, BA’77, and G. Edmond “Ed” Clark, BE’76. The dedication ceremony recognized the Clarks’ contribution to the building’s architectural focal point. The Ed and Sue Clark Grand Stair circles through four levels...

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NSF recognizes double ME alum with Waterman Award

Apr. 20, 2017—An Engineering School alumnus with notable Vanderbilt academic and football careers has received one of the nation’s most distinguished awards for young researchers in science and engineering. The National Science Foundation has named Baratunde “Bara” A. Cola a recipient of the 2017 Alan T. Waterman Award, which recognizes outstanding researchers age 35 and under in...

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Chemical engineering alumna receives Li Foundation Heritage Prize

Feb. 4, 2016—Chemical engineering alumna Song Li (PhD’14) has been awarded the 2015-2016 Li Foundation Heritage Prize. Li is an associate professor in the Department of Energy and Power Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Hubei, China. The Heritage Prize is the Foundation’s top award and it is valued at $40,000. It is given...

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