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6 awards in 3 years: SMART

Dec. 2, 2010—A U.S. Department of Defense program has top engineering and science students all over the country competing for a select few scholarships – and Vanderbilt engineering students have claimed six of them in three years. The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program provides full tuition, book fees, health benefits, paid...

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Schmidt addresses U.S. defense research at Capitol Hill briefing

Jan. 19, 2010—Douglas C. Schmidt, professor of computer science and associate chair of computer science and engineering, discussed the impact of ultra-large scale systems on Department of Defense operations at a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by the congressional R&D Caucus in Washington Jan. 19. The briefing, “Defense Basic Research: Critical to National Security and Economic Security,” was...

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PECASE recipient Sharon Weiss attends White House ceremony Jan. 13

Jan. 12, 2010—Sharon Weiss, assistant professor of electrical engineering and a recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), will attend the awards ceremony and reception Jan. 13 in Washington, D.C.   Weiss attended a reception today for Department of Defense PECASE recipients hosted by Zachary Lemnios, Director of Defense Research and Engineering...

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DoD funds to stimulate research go to VUSE professors

Aug. 14, 2009—The Department of Defense announced August 7 the awarding of 28 grants totaling $14.1 million as part of the fiscal 2009 Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR). The grants will enhance research and engineering capabilities at 20 academic institutions in 14 states in scientific disciplines critical to national security and the DoD. The...

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Sharon Weiss wins prestigious White House award

Jul. 9, 2009—  Sharon Weiss, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Vanderbilt University, has been recognized as one of the nation’s top young scientists with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Weiss...

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