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Charles Stephenson was former chair of electrical engineering department

Sep. 1, 2021—Professor of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus, Charles V. (Chuck) Stephenson II, died July 25, 2021, in Asheville, North Carolina. He was 96. Stephenson earned a bachelor’s, ’48, master’s, ’49, and a Ph.D., ’52, in physics at Vanderbilt. He worked at Sandia National Laboratory, doing research in the then-new field of solid-state physics. After leaving Sandia, he...

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New departments answer growing demand in computer science, computational science, electrical engineering

Aug. 18, 2021—Music Row becomes Technology Row The School of Engineering has created two new departments from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to encourage innovation, accommodate enrollment growth, and focus on areas of strategic excellence. The existing degree programs in computer science will be housed in the new Department of Computer Science chaired by...

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Alumna Carlotta Berry named Giacoletto Endowed Faculty Chair at Rose-Hulman

Apr. 9, 2021—Carlotta Berry, who earned her doctorate in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt in 2003, has been appointed the Lawrence J. Giacoletto Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Her three-year term begins Sept. 1, 2021. The Giacoletto endowed chair promotes professional activity for electrical and computer engineering faculty members. Berry, a...

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Engineering Triple ’Dore selected for 2020 Student Media Hall of Fame class

Dec. 17, 2020—A Vanderbilt Television pioneer-turned-rocket scientist is one of five newest members of the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame. Patrick Taylor, credits his 12 continuous years of working in student media with helping launch his career at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation and Missile Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Taylor, a Triple ’Dore who...

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Engineering grad student guides Google’s 2020 elections results experience

Dec. 1, 2020—Meet Troy Kensinger, Technical Program Manager responsible for Google’s election results experience. Troy also is a Vanderbilt student pursuing a master’s degree in computer science—online. Troy is from College Station, Texas, and currently resides in Los Angeles. What was your professional path to Google? The path started right after my undergrad from Texas A&M (S-E-C!)....

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George E. Cook, engineering associate dean, emeritus, dies

Sep. 15, 2020—George E. Cook, associate dean for research and graduate studies and professor of electrical engineering, emeritus, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. He was 82. Cook received his undergraduate degree in 1960 and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1965 at Vanderbilt. He earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee in 1961....

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BOV member Tamara Baynham to receive Vanderbilt Alumni Association’s 2020 volunteer award

Jun. 23, 2020—A dedicated volunteer leader, Tamara Baynham, BE’93, will receive the 2020 Alumni Volunteer Award, announced by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors. Baynham has served as president of the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni, on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and on the School of Engineering Board of Visitors. She also has volunteered for Reunion,...

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Nanoscale origami: Smallest-ever, atomically precise structures set stage for quantum breakthroughs

Sep. 6, 2019—If you think learning traditional paper origami is a difficult practice, try wrapping your head around origami on the atomic scale. In “Atomically-Precise, Custom-Design Origami Graphene Nanostructures,” published today in the journal Science, an international team of researchers have accomplished just that, using sophisticated and precise control of atoms to experiment with new structures and...

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