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Chemical engineering senior named Fulbright Scholar

May. 3, 2018—Chemical engineering senior Marie Armbruster has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Galicia, Spain, from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Armbruster will support the teaching of English in local plurilingual schools. Armbruster is one of more than 1,900 Americans who will conduct research, teach English,...

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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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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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Notre Dame’s Brennecke to deliver Hall Engineering Lecture Nov. 29

Nov. 11, 2016—A highly recognized researcher and prolific writer dedicated to creating a better environment, Joan F. Brennecke will deliver the fall 2016 John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture. Brennecke is the Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical Engineering and the founding director of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame University. The Hall Lecture is...

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Cochran to be honored at Army ROTC Leadership Symposium Sept. 27

Sep. 7, 2016—Sandra Cochran, president and chief executive officer of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., and Vanderbilt engineering alumna (ChemE’80), will be honored at a campus Leadership Symposium and a celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the national ROTC program on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and the Vanderbilt University Army Reserve Officers’ Training...

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Wilson receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Apr. 4, 2016—John T. Wilson, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development award. The five-year, $500,000 grant – Engineering Polymeric Nanomaterials for Programming Innate Immunity – will allow Wilson to develop new synthetic materials for “encoding” immunological messages and tightly regulating their delivery to the organs, cells,...

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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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Student last year, recruiter this year: Halma job gives Trout opportunity for globetrotting

Sep. 25, 2015—  Tori Trout smiled and chatted persistently, hour after hour, as hundreds of young engineering students lined up to listen to her pitch for working at Halma plc — the same pitch that convinced her just a year ago. Trout studied chemical engineering at Vanderbilt, graduated with her bachelor’s degree in May and jumped into...

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