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Students from award-winning Whites Creek academy visit school’s wind-solar demo site

Nov. 23, 2015—    When Whites Creek High School students and teachers looked for a ground-mount solar cell installation to visit, they didn’t have to go far. It’s a mere 15 miles to the Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s wind-solar energy demonstration site at the top of Love Circle, one of the highest points in Nashville. The Vanderbilt...

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Three-time national rocketry champs are off to a strong start defending their title

Nov. 20, 2015—The Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Lab is off to a strong start defending their national rocketry title in the 2015-16 NASA University Student Launch Challenge competing against a field of 39 other university teams. On Nov. 14 the student team successfully launched a subscale model of this year’s rocket design and they also kicked off a...

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Vanderbilt Aerospace Club grabs top honors in rocket competition for third straight year

Apr. 12, 2015—    Vanderbilt rocketeers continued their winning ways in this year’s NASA Student Launch competition, taking first place for the third consecutive year. Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club was one of 31 university teams that competed April 11 at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama, near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. The club learned of its...

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Aerospace Club works on simulated Mars sample recovery vehicle for NASA competition

Dec. 4, 2014—The Vanderbilt Aerospace Club, defending champions in the NASA Student Launch (NASA SL) Challenge for the past two years, is tackling the agency’s all-new 2014-15 design challenge. The rocket team is working on an earth-simulated Mars Sample Recovery Vehicle, which includes an Automated Ground Support Equipment Robot (AGSE) that autonomously places an encapsulated soil sample...

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Liberating devices from their power cords

May. 19, 2014—Close-up of structural supercapacitor. (Joe Howell / Vanderbilt) Imagine a future in which our electrical gadgets are no longer limited by plugs and external power sources. This intriguing prospect is one of the reasons for the current interest in building the capacity to store electrical energy directly into a wide range of products, such as...

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Vanderbilt takes top prize in NASA student rocket launch challenge

May. 20, 2013—National championship is six years in the making Vanderbilt engineering students won their first national rocket competition after April launch results were combined with technical design reviews and evaluations of written reports and outreach projects, including a website documenting the experience. NASA today announced that the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club captured first prize in the 2013...

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Team’s payload design tops fourth consecutive year at NASA rocket contest

Apr. 21, 2013—A biohybrid fueled ramjet engine design paid off as a Vanderbilt rocket climbed into blue skies today over an Alabama farm near Huntsville. For the fourth year in a row the Best Payload Design award went to the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club in the 12th annual NASA University Student Launch Initiative Sunday, April 21, in a...

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Seniors earn Aeronautics Institute win before Design Day debut

Apr. 17, 2013—A novel redesign of industrial exhaust stacks by four mechanical engineering seniors that could result in 12% energy savings for their corporate sponsor has earned the student design team a second-place win in the team division at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Region II conference last week. The students submitted a technical paper...

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