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Vanderbilt engineering professor to use $3 million grant to develop technology to help cancer patients better fight disease

Sep. 6, 2022—John Wilson, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Vanderbilt University, has received a $3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop technology that seeks to boost a person’s immune system to better fight cancer. Wilson is the Principal Investigator of the five-year grant. He specializes in the study of cancer immunotherapy...

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Vanderbilt research shows how a gel that “melts” at cold temperatures can be used to start chemical reactions

Aug. 29, 2022—A new study by Vanderbilt researchers demonstrates the ability to initiate chemical reactions by cooling materials instead of heating them— a counterintuitive process that could open new vistas for applications ranging from monitoring shipping conditions to developing smart clothing that guards against dangerously low temperatures. The paper, published in August by the journal RSC Advances,...

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Vanderbilt announces launch of new data science minor in fall 2021

Jan. 29, 2021—Vanderbilt University has announced the addition of an undergraduate minor in data science beginning with the fall 2021 term. Susan R. Wente, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs (Vanderbilt University) Driven by the growing interest on the part of the data science community at Vanderbilt for an undergraduate program in data science, the Data...

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Improving the Wikipedia gender gap with Women of VISE begins Jan. 18

Jan. 15, 2021—The Women of VISE are hosting a virtual Wikithon focused on women in science, technology, engineering and math the week of Jan. 18 to contribute to and improve the quality of Wikipedia pages on female scientists and researchers. The event is open to the public; it requires registration on Wikipedia. Women of VISE There is...

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Cynthia Reinhart-King to serve on National Academies inaugural New Voices panel

Jun. 8, 2018—Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, is one of 18 early-career leaders selected by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine to serve on New Voices in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, a pilot initiative to engage a diverse network of emerging leaders in SEM fields across the United States....

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Your smartphone wouldn’t exist without university research

Oct. 31, 2014—(iStock) According to a number of economic studies, somewhere between one-quarter and one-third of our current economy is based on technologies that didn’t exist 50 years ago: They are the end products of basic scientific and engineering research. It’s hard to wrap your mind around a statistic like that. So five years ago, the Association...

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Vanderbilt Engineering leaps four spots on U.S. News annual rankings

Sep. 9, 2014—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering took a four-spot leap in the annual U.S. News and World Report undergraduate school rankings, grabbing No. 31 in a five-way tie – its best position ever. Vanderbilt University overall came in at No. 16 after maintaining its No. 17 spot for five years, also earning its best place...

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Doug Adams honored as Daniel F. Flowers Professor

Sep. 5, 2014—Doug Adams, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s Daniel F. Flowers Professor, was among the endowed chair recipients recognized at a reception hosted Wednesday by Provost Susan Wente and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeffrey Balser. Adams is director of the school’s new super-sized Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability, which formally opened in August in...

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