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Andrea George is assistant vice chancellor for environmental health and safety

Mar. 10, 2022—Andrea George, MS’94, PhD’07, has been promoted to assistant vice chancellor for environmental health and safety for Vanderbilt University. Andrea George George will oversee all chemical safety, biological safety, radiation safety and hazardous waste in the university’s research enterprise. She will continue directing a laser safety program in collaboration with the Laser Safety Committee. She...

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Engineering grad students attend COP26, present their work on NSF-supported project

Feb. 8, 2022—Two engineering graduate students and 14 undergraduate students represented Vanderbilt University 3,923 miles away in Glasgow, Scotland, as official delegates to the United Nations international climate change negotiations—dubbed COP26. The extraordinary opportunity was facilitated by Leah Dundon, director of the Vanderbilt Climate Change Initiative and research assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dundon secured for Vanderbilt official United...

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Janey Camp selected as co-author for Fifth National Climate Assessment

Oct. 11, 2021—Janey Camp, research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been selected as a contributor to the Fifth National Climate Assessment, a quadrennial report on the varied impacts and risks presented by global climate change across the country. The NCA5 is published by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, itself a federally mandated body...

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Vanderbilt engineering school, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ R&D Center enter educational partnership to enhance collaborations

Mar. 30, 2021—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center have entered an educational partnership agreement that will link top-tier experts from Vanderbilt and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The purpose of the ERDC’s Educational Partnership Agreement is to encourage education in science, mathematics, engineering, and professional areas of...

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Barge and GSH receive major award for Copper Basin reclamation project

Jan. 21, 2021—It had been less than two years since Carrie Little Stokes, BE’97, ME’06, earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering when she first worked on plans to restore Copper Basin, an eyesore in southeast Tennessee with a century-plus history of mining, processing and waste disposal. At the time, Stokes was a project engineer at Nashville-based...

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Clarke to receive Kappe Award for contributions to environmental engineering and science

Nov. 5, 2020—James Clarke will received the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists’ Stanley E. Kappe Award at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in spring 2021. This national award is for “extraordinary and outstanding service contributory to significant advancement of public awareness to the betterment of the total environment and other objectives of the Academy.”...

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Alumnus elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Feb. 8, 2019—John H. Koon, BE’67, MS’69, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to the design of systems to treat chemically complex industrial wastewaters. Koon, P.E., is president of John H. Koon & Associates in Atlanta and professor of the practice of environmental engineering at Georgia Tech. Koon is a board certified...

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Grad student wins first place in DOE nuclear R&D competition

Jun. 8, 2018—Brandon Chisholm, a doctoral student in environmental engineering, has received a first place prize in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2018 Innovations in Nuclear Technology Research and Development competition. Chisholm’s award is in the energy policy category, and his award-winning research paper, “Preliminary Risk Assessment of a Generalized Molten Salt Reactor Off-Gas System,” was presented...

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