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Engineering grad student shares how she handles stress during COVID-19

Jun. 25, 2020—How does a Vanderbilt chemical engineering graduate student navigate her world during a global pandemic? She keeps regular meetings, sets mini-deadlines for herself, and she cooks. Kazi Tasneem, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is featured in a Society of Women Engineers short-form blog series—Engineering in Crisis—on how SWE members...

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EE graduate student takes top prize in Three Minute Thesis competition

Apr. 8, 2019—An electrical engineering graduate student took the top prize is this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with a presentation on designing fault-tolerant control systems using data-driven methods. Without really saying it that way. Ibrahim Ahmed presented “Comfort and cost: A balancing act,” which centered on his research to find the critical temperature at which air...

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Grad student receives leadership award at Cuninggim Women’s Center ceremony

Mar. 28, 2017—Ghina Nakad, a doctoral student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was recognized for her leadership and contributions to the advancement of women during the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center’s annual Cuninggim Lecture and awards ceremony March 23 at the Student Life Center. Nakad was honored with the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Leadership Award. The award...

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Eight engineering students receive NSF graduate fellowships

Aug. 21, 2013—Eight current engineering graduate students have received graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. They are Meghan Bowler, Erica Curtis, Melanie Gault, Samantha Saratt and Chelsea Stowell, biomedical engineering; Kirsten Heikkinen and Richard Hendrick, mechanical engineering; and Thushara Gunda, civil and environmental engineering. Two engineering undergraduate students who also received NSF fellowships are pursuing...

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EECS graduate student receives top award for paper presented at AIAA conference

Aug. 13, 2012—Doctoral candidate Chetan S. Kulkarni, electrical engineering and computer science department, received the “Best Student Paper Award” at an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) conference June 19-21 in Garden Grove, Calif. The paper – “Physics-based Modeling and Prognostics of Electrolytic Capacitors” – is co-authored with his adviser, Professor Gautam Biswas, along with Dr....

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Graduate profile: Nehal Mehta aims to be a nation builder

May. 9, 2011—Ask Nehal Mehta if he’s learned more inside the classroom over the last four years or outside of it, and his answer is characteristically diplomatic. “I think it’s a synthesis of the two,” said the senior engineering science and economics double major. Mehta will graduate summa cum laude on May 13. “The opportunities I pursued...

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