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New PhDs’ work will fuel advancements in industry, medicine, academia

Apr. 21, 2020—Concerns about the novel coronavirus changed much on campus this spring, including how some doctoral candidates presented their research. But dissertation defenses proceeded, some of them virtually, maintaining the vital responsibility of a major research university to evaluate the work of Ph.D. candidates before they move on to their next posts. In fact, the impressive...

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Tech transfer course gives grad students real-world journey

Dec. 9, 2017—Expert panelists asking if a viable market exists for your product or whether your advancement is, in fact, novel enough to win patent protection makes the road to commercialization real. Fast. At the halfway point of a lauded entrepreneurship program, that’s the point. The class, which teams engineering PhD candidates with graduate students in the...

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Ph.D. student publishes illustrated children’s book to explain water quality issues in Bangladesh

Oct. 26, 2017—Farzana is a fictional little girl from the mind of environmental engineering Ph.D. student Chelsea Peters, but there are thousands of real children like her in Bangladesh, walking for miles to find clean water for their families. They, like their children’s book counterpart, may struggle to understand why they are surrounded by water they can’t...

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The right chemistry: Graduate school and NFL cheerleading squad

Jan. 20, 2014—  Jessica Haley thinks stereotypes are seldom accurate. This is Haley’s third season as a National Football League cheerleader for the Tennessee Titans, and she’s a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt. “If you have a genuine interest in a subject or a career, don’t allow society’s oversimplified...

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Doctoral student Alexandra Leamy wins P.E.O. Scholar Award

Apr. 22, 2013—Alexandra Leamy, a Ph.D student in chemical and biomolecular engineering, is one of 85 doctoral students nationwide selected to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was sponsored by Chapter EV in Cincinnati, Ohio. Leamy’s research focus is type-2 diabetes and obesity, and she works with assistant professor Jamey Young in the...

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