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Vanderbilt Ph.D.’s New York Times op-ed decries lack of diversity in engineering

Nov. 3, 2014—A Vanderbilt engineering Ph.D. who became a tenure-track professor is speaking out about the lack of women and minorities her field, with an opinion piece published in Sunday’s New York Times. Carlotta Berry, who earned her doctorate in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt in 2003, discusses her struggle to find respect from both students and peers...

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Engineering grad applies problem-solving skills to affirmative action

Aug. 18, 2014—Before Sheryll Cashin was a Georgetown University law professor, acclaimed author and popular speaker, she was an undergrad fresh from Huntsville, Ala., studying electrical engineering at Vanderbilt. The transition was nearly seamless, she said, after spending time in a summer program at Tuskeegee University. And in Huntsville, home of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Cashin...

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Two Vanderbilt engineers named 2014 IEEE Fellows

Dec. 6, 2013—Two faculty members at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering have been named fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Gautam Biswas, professor of computer science and computer engineering, and Robert Reed, professor of electrical engineering, were announced this month as recipients of one of the association’s highest honors. The grade of fellow...

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EE grad’s cyborg glove wins Y Combinator’s first-ever hardware hackathon in Silicon Valley

Apr. 8, 2013—While the hackathon trend may be aging, Y Combinator – a well-known Silicon Valley incubator – freshened the concept by hosting a 12-hour “hardware” hackathon in late February at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Jack Minardi, a 2012 electrical engineering graduate, led a six-person team to victory in under 10 hours with a prototype...

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