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How to be a hydroponic farmer: Expert advice from agricultural entrepreneur Hassan Sharaff, BE’07

Apr. 21, 2021—One tip:  Think like an engineer “Everything I’ve learned, I’ve learned the hard way,” laughs Hassan Sharaff, BE’07, gesturing to, well, everything: the polyethylene greenhouse walls with a soaring aluminum frame, torqued by last year’s derecho winds, and tray after tray of arugula, basil, kale and lettuce shoots, drinking in diffuse winter sunlight, tropical humidity...

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Three teams with engineering faculty, students accepted to 2021 NSF I-Corps cohort

Feb. 5, 2021—Three Ideator teams with an engineering faculty member, an alumna and an undergraduate have been accepted to the Spring 2021 I-Corps cohort. The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program supports deep technologies and fundamental discoveries in science and engineering that have high potential to impact society. Vanderbilt’s Ideator program, run through the Wondr’y, works with burgeoning inventors among faculty, students and staff from universities...

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Engineering alumna Kimberly Robinson named U.S. Space & Rocket Center Executive Director and CEO

Dec. 15, 2020—Kimberly Robinson, a 31-year NASA veteran, has been named the executive director and CEO of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. The Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission said she will begin her new role Feb. 15, 2021. “I look forward to joining the remarkable team at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center to inspire our...

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Kyser Miree Scholarship supporters launch challenge to expand opportunities for engineering undergraduates

Sep. 8, 2020—Donors aim to grow endowment to $1M with matching campaign  A $1 million matching gift challenge by a donor is marking the tenth anniversary of the Kyser Miree Scholarship for undergraduate students in the School of Engineering. This scholarship was established in 2010 to recognize the life and leadership of Kyser Miree, BE’09, a magna cum laude...

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Grad students will use travel grants to attend world’s largest sports medicine conference

Feb. 5, 2020—Three engineering graduate students whose research focus is biomechanics and assistive technologies will attend the world’s largest sports medicine conference thanks to spring 2020 travel grants from the Vanderbilt Graduate School’s  Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute. Maura Eveld, Emily Matijevich and Rachel Teater are mechanical engineering students who work with Karl Zelik, assistant professor...

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ME and VADL alumnus makes Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list with solar cell startup

Jan. 30, 2020—Kevin Bush, BE’14, has been named to the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List, which highlights “600 revolutionaries in 20 industries changing the course—and the face—of business and society.” Bush was selected in the energy sector. In all, five Vanderbilt University alumni were named by Forbes this year; three are engineering grads, and this is the...

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Robert Lott, mechanical engineering professor emeritus, dies

Jun. 24, 2019—Professor Emeritus Robert L. Lott Jr., 82, a distinguished mechanical engineering educator at Vanderbilt University, died in June in Nashville, Tennessee. Lott served in almost every administrative role in the Department of Mechanical Engineering during his 36-year career. He was department chair from 1972 to 1980. He was director of undergraduate studies from1986 to 2001....

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Pitz is named a fellow of The Combustion Institute

Feb. 26, 2019—Robert W. Pitz, professor of mechanical engineering, has been named a fellow of The Combustion Institute, an international educational and scientific society. He will attend the 38th International Symposium on Combustion in July 2020 in Adelaide, Australia, where he will be recognized along with 36 other fellow honorees from around the world. The institute has...

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