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‘Engineering Day’

Alum Morris Morgan’s lecture caps Engineering Day slate of learning and fun

Nov. 6, 2015—A couple of memorable laboratory disasters, a few disappointing test scores, and Morris Morgan III began to question whether he’d ever really become a chemical engineer. He and eight other African-American students enrolled in Vanderbilt in 1965, all of them from the segregated South and all of them feeling immense pressure to succeed. Morgan was...

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Alum Morgan headlines Engineering Day; service projects, treats, fun pack schedule

Oct. 30, 2015—Engineering Day activities will range from the whimsical to the creative to the academic this year, featuring a pair of Vanderbilt University alumni returning to discuss their experiences here. The events will take place beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, and most are being held in Featheringill Hall. The keynote speaker, Morris H. Morgan...

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Banana cars and gumdrop bridges: E-Day provides carb-laden break

Nov. 7, 2014—Building an edible car is easy. Getting it to actually roll is tough. It’s just one lesson learned from Thursday’s E-Day, a celebration of engineering that incorporated more carbohydrate-fueled energy than brain power. The student organizers wanted it that way to give Vanderbilt University School of Engineering undergraduates a break from the fall grind while...

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Eat your way through this year’s E-Day

Oct. 30, 2014—Undergrads can eat their way through this year’s Engineering Day, with a number of food-based contests that put their skills to use without feeling like another assignment, organizers said. Among the Thursday, Nov. 6, offerings is a contest to build the fastest car you can consume. Meredith Huszagh (BME’16), president of the School of Engineering...

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Build an iPhone app, design a Rube Goldberg contraption on Engineering Day Nov. 8

Oct. 29, 2012—VandyMobile, a student-led apps team, will help students take a napkin-sketch idea to the Apple App Store or somewhere in between during Engineering Day Nov. 8. The app building seminar is one of four activities in Featheringill Hall to celebrate E-Day. “We want to provide engineering students the opportunity to have some fun, socialize and...

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