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Vanderbilt’s Frist Center for Autism & Innovation wins NSF grant to support neurodiverse engineering students in their education, careers

Aug. 4, 2022—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s Frist Center for Autism & Innovation, working in partnership with Fisk University, has won a $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a system of programs to support neurodiverse students in engineering majors and careers. The Autism Self-advocacy Center for Equity and Neurodiversity in Engineering (A-SCENE) at...

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Wikswo, VIIBRE team on track to build third-generation ‘self-driving lab’ with $1M from NSF

Mar. 5, 2022—John Wikswo, founder and director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education and Gordon A. Cain University Professor, is the principal investigator of a $1 million award from the National Science Foundation. The object is to build a pathbreaking “robot scientist”—a fully automated microfluidic system for parallel, independent, long-duration, machine-guided experiments. The...

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International research collaboration reveals new possibilities in nanophotonics

Mar. 3, 2022—Joshua Caldwell, Flowers Family Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow in Engineering and associate professor of mechanical engineering, and Joseph Matson, a graduate student in Caldwell’s lab, have contributed to an international study that has discovered a new type of light-matter coupling. The work has long-term implications for how optical components can be even further miniaturized, a discovery...

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NSF awards $4M to expand national high school engineering program

Nov. 8, 2021—BME professor Stacy Klein-Gardner is e4usa co-director and co-PI The National Science Foundation has awarded partner institutions $4 million over the next three years to broaden the impact of Engineering for US All (e4usa), an NSF-funded program that makes engineering more accessible to high school students and educators. e4usa provides an educational curriculum for students to learn...

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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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