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Revamped civil engineering curriculum ignites students’ passions

Nov. 3, 2019—Nathan Miller, an engineering senior from Indianapolis, arrived at Vanderbilt in August 2016 thinking he would major in chemical engineering. Like all first-year students, he selected three eight-week modules that introduce different disciplines within engineering. He took chemical, civil and mechanical engineering. The first day of the civil engineering module—students were to design and 3D-print...

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Civil engineers at Vanderbilt host Nashville STEM program, guide interactive experiences on campus

Oct. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers recently hosted a group of local middle school students for a half-day of hands-on learning. Held on a Saturday, the Sept. 28 event included a lecture, interactive projects and a campus tour, and was a partnership between Vanderbilt ASCE and i3 G2ROW STEM, an after-school and...

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BOV member, design firm leader is ‘Most Admired CEO’ for third time

Sep. 12, 2019—The CEO of Barge Design Solutions, who started at the company as a civil engineering student intern, is among Nashville Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs for the third time. Bob Higgins, BE’89, has led Barge as president and CEO since 2009. Barge is a certified Great Place to Work® and is ranked #27 in Nashville...

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Engineering professor, students ‘DIVE’ into Fleming Yard renovation

Sep. 11, 2019—When the new academic year began, students, faculty and staff filled the university’s classrooms, residence halls and centers, as well as a dynamic, newly redesigned space: Fleming Yard. The redesign of the outdoor space, located between Alumni Lawn and Sarratt Student Center, was the culmination of collaborative initiatives among students, faculty and administrators from the...

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Army general and engineering professor, LeBoeuf excels at dual career

Apr. 16, 2019—Look at the photographs, and two versions of Gene LeBoeuf emerge. There’s the camo-wearing, two-star Army general leading jungle warfare training in Ghana, talking counter-terrorism in Nigeria and gathering senior leadership on the base in Vicenza, Italy. And then there’s the beloved and respected Vanderbilt University engineering professor pacing in loafers in front of a...

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U.S. Army Engineer R&D Center chief scientist to give Parker Lecture Feb. 5

Feb. 1, 2019—David W. Pittman of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will discuss “Environmental Engineering and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center” on Tuesday, Feb. 5, as part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Frank L. Parker Distinguished Professor Lecture Series. The talk will begin at 4:10 p.m. in Jacobs Believed in...

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Civil engineering alumna named CEO of national trade association

Jan. 15, 2019—Audrey Copeland, PhD’07, has been named the next president and CEO of the National Asphalt Pavement Association. She will assume the new role at the NAPA 2019 annual meeting Jan. 20-23. NAPA is the only national trade association focused exclusively on the interests of asphalt pavement mix producers and paving contractors. During a transition period,...

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The ‘shine’ in gold particles has a new use – finding defects

Jul. 11, 2018—That glint of gold has always captured our eyes, but now the precious metal has a new use – finding defects in 3D printing. Vanderbilt researchers have developed a technique for gold to actually ‘shine’ inside 3D printed parts to highlight any problems. “This is one of the first applications using gold for defect detection....

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