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Engineering alums Capps, Card pass along advice to athletes, ROTC members at banquet

Jan. 24, 2017—A  Drexel University professor and a retired vice admiral, both School of Engineering alums, addressed a crowd of engineering undergraduates active on Vanderbilt’s athletic teams and in ROTC or NROTC programs. Their advice, given at Monday night’s banquet to honor those students, ranged from making the most of rich learning and social opportunities to recognizing...

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NROTC’s Lassen balances military training, challenging mechanical engineering major

Feb. 17, 2016—Renee Lassen’s mechanical engineering major demands that she spend hours a day at computers, designing systems and writing code to make those work. But to keep her jam-packed schedule in order, she swears by something positively quaint – a thick, pink paisley day-planner, its pages crammed with her neat, tiny writing. As an engineering third-year...

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Engineering, NROTC provide Vanderbilt undergrad challenging ways to serve

Dec. 9, 2014—It’s just a typical Wednesday, but mechanical engineering senior and Naval ROTC Midshipman William Bearden arrives for an interview in a pressed suit, red tie and black patent leather shoes polished to a mirror shine. If you ever see him wearing jeans, he jokes, the day is not going well. If he’s in jogging pants,...

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