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Vanderbilt and University of Tennessee-Knoxville win NSF Sustainable Regional Systems Research Network grant

Sep. 30, 2021—Jonathan Gilligan, associate professor of Earth and environmental sciences, and Janey Camp, research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, have won a Sustainable Regional Systems Research Network grant from the National Science Foundation. Jonathan M. Gilligan (Vanderbilt University) Janey Camp (Vanderbilt University) With a grant of nearly $150,000, they and researchers from the University...

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Vanderbilt-led team selected by NSF Convergence Accelerator to continue developing predictive technology against biothreats

Sep. 23, 2021—Professor Janos Sztipanovits’ “Computing the Biome” convergent research team has been awarded a $5 million cooperative agreement to advance to phase 2 of the National Science Foundation’s 2020 Convergence Accelerator program. His team is developing technology to detect biological threats and predict disease outbreaks in major U.S. cities. Janos Sztipanovits (Daniel Dubois) “The Computing the...

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New NSF university-industry center includes Vanderbilt space radiation effects and nanophotonics researchers

Aug. 25, 2021—EPICA anticipated to reach $5M in funding through support from industry, government agencies Vanderbilt engineering researchers are part of a team that will lead a new five-year Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program in integrated photonics for aerospace applications that is anticipated to reach $5 million in funding. Electronic-Photonic Integrated Circuits for Aerospace is a collaborative...

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New $20 million AI Institute targets engaged learning and education

Jul. 29, 2021—Multi-institute NSF-funded project to create AI tools to radically improve STEM learning  Vanderbilt University engineering and education faculty are part of a new $20 million research institute funded by the National Science Foundation that aims to create artificial intelligence tools to advance human learning and education. The NSF AI Institute for Engaged Learning is one...

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NSF virtual expo this week highlights 3 major projects led by VUSE faculty

Jul. 26, 2021—Three ambitious, multidisciplinary projects led by Vanderbilt School of Engineering faculty will be featured Wednesday and Thursday, July 28 and 29, during the NSF Convergence Accelerator Expo 2021. The two-day virtual event will present 15-minute demonstrations of novel solutions that address big-scale societal challenges. The NSF-funded projects integrate disciplines and include industry partners from their...

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Vanderbilt graduate students address legislators to advocate for NSF funding

Jun. 30, 2021—By Collier Roberts Members of the Vanderbilt community meet with a staff member from the Office of Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN09). (Office of Federal Relations) Two graduate students from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering and one from the School of Medicine recently addressed legislators in Washington, D.C., virtually, sharing stories about the important role funding from...

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Vanderbilt civil engineer to design tech-driven decision-making and disaster response tools for Houston-area food banks

Apr. 2, 2021—Hiba Baroud, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is a co-principal investigator on a project that will develop and deploy tools to intelligently aid in disaster preparation, response and recovery. The project is centered in Harris County, Texas—a region that suffered through this year’s winter storms and associated public health emergencies—and includes the Houston...

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Zeno Power: Vanderbilt’s NSF I-Corps team makes an impact through innovation

Mar. 24, 2021—Since the inception of the Vanderbilt I-Corps Site Program just three years ago, more than 20 teams of VU innovators have been accepted into the National Science Foundation’s prestigious National I-Corps Program, turning their STEM ideas and research into novel inventions that improve health care, strengthen cybersecurity, produce clean energy, support people battling drug abuse...

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