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Q&A: Top Boeing engineer, Vandy alum lauds aerospace club for wins

May. 15, 2015—Paul Turczynski graduated Vanderbilt University in 1990 with dual undergraduate degrees in electrical and biomedical engineering and a plan to go to medical school. Today, he’s the director for The Boeing Company’s Solution Architectures Group with the Electronics & Information Solutions unit. That path wasn’t as winding as one might think. The cross-disciplinary problem-solving skills...

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Fun experiments fan middle schoolers’ interest in engineering

Nov. 22, 2013—  Brandon Dimmig steadies a fan cart for a cluster of eager fifth graders. The fan cart looks like a toy and students are instantly attracted to the straight grey track and the small black cart with a movable fan. “If we keep the fan on the same speed and we add some extra weight...

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Vanderbilt takes top prize in NASA student rocket launch challenge

May. 20, 2013—National championship is six years in the making Vanderbilt engineering students won their first national rocket competition after April launch results were combined with technical design reviews and evaluations of written reports and outreach projects, including a website documenting the experience. NASA today announced that the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club captured first prize in the 2013...

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