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Corvettes rev hands-on approach to automotive engineering at GM Ride & Drive

Sep. 28, 2015—  Three gleaming, new Corvette convertibles – Torch Red, Arctic White and Laguna Blue – are in a nose-to-tail line at 10 a.m. on a sunny Friday waiting for Vanderbilt drivers. Along with the Vettes, a fleet of 19 other General Motors vehicles from all four of its U.S. brands, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick and GMC,...

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Vanderbilt Motorsports takes car to 2012 Formula SAE competition in Michigan

May. 30, 2012—After a two-year gap, a Vanderbilt Motorsports student team returned to Michigan in mid-May for the 2012 Formula SAE competition. Team members were undaunted after an 88th place finish out of 105 university teams. “We competed in every event, and we were one of only 48 teams that competed in the 22 kilometer endurance event,”...

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Engineering’s Distinguished Alumnus Award bestowed on two business leaders

Mar. 22, 2011—Vanderbilt engineering alumni William A. Davis Jr. and Joe M. Dorris each received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering during a Celebration Dinner held March 17 at the Huntsville (Ala.) Museum of Art. L-R, Bill Davis, Dean Kenneth F. Galloway, Joe Dorris The School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes distinguished achievement,...

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Motorsports secures strong overall finish at Formula SAE competition in Michigan

Jun. 1, 2009—Vanderbilt Motorsports secured a strong 26th place overall finish at this year’s Formula SAE competition held at Michigan International Speedway May 13-16. The event, organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), attracted over 90 registered teams from around the world, including colleges and universities from Austria, Singapore, Venezuela, Brazil, and more. Overall honors went...

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ESPN to cover NASCAR racer’s visit with Vanderbilt Motorsports students

Apr. 3, 2009—Braun Racing driver Burney Lamar and crew chief Trent Owens have some advice to share with engineering students next week and ESPN plans to cover the campus visit. Lamar, driver of the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota for Braun, located in Mooresville, N.C., and Owens will tour the school of engineering’s motorsports facility April 9...

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Dollar General, Braun Racing develop one-of-a-kind internship to benefit VUSE Motorsports program

Jan. 27, 2009—Braun Racing, a two-car operation in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and its sponsor, Dollar General Corporation, have announced a one-of-a-kind internship program with the motorsports program in the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University. The internship program will not only allow engineering students the opportunity to learn side-by-side from experienced NASCAR engineers, mechanics and crew...

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Student engineers test cars at Barber Motorsports Park

Jan. 26, 2009—Engineering students from Vanderbilt and five other universities ventured onto the pavement at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Ala., on a chilly Saturday to test the designs of their formula-styled race cars. The engineering students – who say they spend more time than college athletes preparing for competition – agreed it was rewarding. “These competitions...

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Vanderbilt Formula SAE team focuses on race car’s engine intake system

May. 14, 2008—The Vanderbilt Motorsports team surpassed last year’s scores in four of eight categories at the 2008 Formula SAE event May 14-18 in Michigan. Despite gains in design and cost of its mini open-wheel race car and a strong showing in dynamic skidpad and autocross events, the Motorsports team placed overall 69th out of 121 entrants...

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