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Q&A with Engineering’s Cynthia B. Paschal, Vanderbilt’s next university marshal

Jun. 7, 2018—Cynthia B. Paschal, associate dean of the School of Engineering, associate professor of biomedical engineering and of radiology and radiological sciences, has been appointed the next university marshal, the first woman at Vanderbilt to assume the role. The title of marshal has its roots in European higher education and was typically given to the individual...

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BME students repair medical devices at Guatemala hospitals during spring break

Mar. 19, 2018—An anesthesia vaporizer that doesn’t deliver enough anesthesia; a rattling infant incubator with a tilted impeller; an infusion pump stuck in permanent “hold” mode; and a room filled with hundreds of medical devices needing attention are not typical spring break fare for university students. But this wasn’t a typical spring break trip. A dozen Vanderbilt...

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Opening more doors for computer science majors to study around the world

Oct. 10, 2017—A surge in computer science majors has sparked a concerted effort to review more CS programs abroad. “Our CS program is exploding,” said Engineering Associate Dean Cynthia Paschal. “We’ve spent the better part of a year working Isabelle Crist, assistant director of operations in the Vanderbilt’s Global Education Office, on course reviews and program evaluations...

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Valentine wins Chancellor’s research award; Paschal recognized for 25 years of service

Aug. 26, 2017—Jason Valentine, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was one of five Vanderbilt professors who won a Chancellor’s Award for Research this week. The award recognizes excellence in works published or presented in the last three calendar years. Recipients also received $2,000 and an engraved pewter julep cup. Associate Dean Cynthia Paschal was among about 30 faculty members...

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Spring 2016 engineering career fair sets record student attendance

Feb. 10, 2016—Attendance at the Engineering and Information Technology Industry Career Day increased 11% over last year, a new high of 390 students at a Feb. 9 spring fair. The fair is hosted by the Center for Student Professional Development and offers a smaller, more intimate atmosphere in order to facilitate connections between employers and Vanderbilt’s top...

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Cynthia Paschal wins Ingalls teaching award at spring assembly

Mar. 31, 2015—Associate Dean Cynthia Paschal was recognized by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos for her achievements in teaching both inside and outside the classroom at Vanderbilt’s Spring Faculty Assembly March 31. Paschal received the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching, which includes a cash prize and an engraved pewter Washington Camp Cup. The award...

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Design Day attracts best-ever buzz; AT&T presents Innovation Award

Apr. 24, 2014—AT&T presented the 2014 Innovation Award to biomedical engineering seniors Elaine Simpson, Christy Hsu, Annie Daorai, and Pere Cvitanovic and mechanical engineering seniors Jacob Brooks and Molly Cowan for their working prototype of a modified Kaye Reverse Walker.

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Guatemala trip offers students ‘engineering in action’

Mar. 17, 2014—Two engineering professors and 12 undergraduates spent their spring break repairing medical equipment at hospitals in Guatemala as part of a biomedical engineering service learning course. The team – students in BME 290 – arrived in Guatemala City March 1 and would travel to Antigua during their week’s stay. In all, they would work at...

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