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Engineering students anchor 2017-18 NCAA championship bowling team

May. 7, 2018—It’s got math, physics, logic, precision and a nice slice of art. No surprise, then, that engineering students comprised more than a third of the 11-person roster on Vanderbilt’s 2017-18 NCAA Champion bowling team. The team clinched the title in April, its second national championship since Head Coach John Williamson started the program in 2004-05. Just...

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Class of 2018 Profile: Josh Fleck, ME major, empowers people with disabilities

May. 7, 2018—a high school student in Bradenton, Florida, Josh Fleck knew he wanted to research and develop robotic prosthetic devices. At the time, however, he had no concept of what that research looked like. He’s more than resolved the mystery. Fleck, a mechanical engineering major, has spent the past three years working with Vanderbilt Assistant Professor Karl Zelik...

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Class of 2018 Profile: Elizabeth Lee, ME major, explores identity through web comic

May. 1, 2018—Elizabeth Lee identifies as many things. She’s a mechanical engineering major, a proud Asian American, and a woman working in the STEM fields. To give a clearer voice to these identities, Lee created a web comic called “Existing Quietly, Living Loudly.” She develops the concepts, draws the panels and writes the dialogue and captions based on her real-life...

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Class of 2018 Profile: Christian Motyczka, CS major, helps build VR app for struggling addicts

Apr. 30, 2018—When it came time to apply to college, Christian Motyczka did his research. He knew Vanderbilt University was the place for him. “I was looking for an Ivy-ish experience without the Ivy ego,” said Motyczka, a computer science major from Lumberton, New Jersey. “Everyone here has something they are passionate about. Everyone here is a well-rounded,...

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The Wild Bunch Library Design Challenge: Engineering a better experience

Feb. 14, 2018—Design shapes processes and experiences as well as physical products. That mindset served Vanderbilt engineering undergraduates well during a student design competition to make the resources in university libraries more accessible and meaningful for users. The teams from across Vanderbilt’s schools and disciplines that produced the three top ideas all included engineering undergraduates. The Wild...

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Alumni share experiences and advice at annual scholar athlete – ROTC dinner

Feb. 13, 2018—Say “Yes!” to opportunities outside your comfort zone. Shine your own star. Become comfortable with your ignorance. Chase excellence, not success. Hire people who are good at what you are not. Two School of Engineering alumni offered those and other suggestions to engineering students at the annual dinner recognizing SEC scholar athletes and ROTC cadets...

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New maker class develops key skills and improves clients’ lives

Dec. 19, 2017—What does a young boy do when he wants to play sports but the helmet interferes with his cochlear implants? What about a Vanderbilt student who can’t carry her own meals because she needs both hands for a walker? Or another student who uses a wheelchair wants to hold a door open for a friend...

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Clark Scholars dinner brings together students, visionary donor

Nov. 27, 2017—One by one, moving down the length of an elegantly set table, 10 freshmen engineering students who represent the first cohort of A. James Clark Scholars at Vanderbilt stood up and shared the excitement of being here and how they plan to give back to the world. Their audience included university leadership, engineering educators and,...

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