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Study habits author, NSBE leader is Vanderbilt Engineers Week speaker, Feb. 20

Feb. 6, 2020—Karl Reid has had great success: two degrees in engineering from MIT, a doctorate in education from Harvard and a fruitful career—first in the software industry, then in higher education, and now as executive director of a professional engineering society. “But it didn’t come easily,” Reid said. In his 2017 book, “Working Smarter, Not Just...

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Alumnus Corey Thomas and Senior Somto Dimobi elected to Board of Trust

Apr. 22, 2019—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust has elected two members who are alumni, or soon will be, of the School of Engineering. Senior Somto C. Dimobi was elected as a Young Alumni Leader for a two-year term to begin July 1, 2022, following her three-year term on the board of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association. Also, Corey...

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Undergrad takes top slot in NSBE research competition; topic was drug delivery

Nov. 28, 2016—Computer science major wins third in pitch competition Somtochukwu “Somto” Dimobi threw herself into research the minute she could after arriving from Lagos, Nigeria, to major in chemical engineering at Vanderbilt. Now, the sophomore is collecting national kudos for research in biomedical engineering, an accomplishment she attributes to the university’s cross-collaborative culture and a popular...

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ChE senior enters final round of national undergraduate research competition

Jan. 26, 2014—Marc Panu is looking forward to a final round in March to determine a first-place award for undergraduate research that will be announced at the 40th annual convention of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in Nashville. Panu, a senior in chemical and biomolecular engineering, captured the first-place award in the Undergraduate Students in...

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Multicultural engineering organization honors Burgess Mitchell

May. 1, 2012—Burgess Mitchell, assistant dean for minority affairs in the School of Engineering, has been honored for his leadership of an 11-state region by the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA). Region B (West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee) was recognized as the 2012 Region...

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