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Vanderbilt-developed exosuit spotlighted at annual D.C. showcase

Dec. 6, 2020—A back-assist exoskeleton developed at Vanderbilt University that blends comfort, ease of use and accessibility for all and is built for maximum range of motion is being recognized by the Association of American Universities and the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities for their annual innovation showcase. The maker of the exosuit, HeroWear, is one of...

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Graduate students, postdocs explore science policy and advocacy in Washington, D.C.

Oct. 24, 2018—Nineteen Vanderbilt graduate students and postdoctoral scholars spent two days in Washington, D.C., participating in the fourth STEM Policy and Advocacy Seminar. (Vanderbilt University) Nineteen Vanderbilt graduate students and postdoctoral scholars spent two days in Washington, D.C., last week participating in the fourth STEM Policy and Advocacy Seminar hosted by Vanderbilt University’s and Vanderbilt University...

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Engineering researchers represent Vanderbilt at D.C. expo of NSF-funded projects

May. 19, 2017—Two School of Engineering researchers represented Vanderbilt in Washington D.C. this week at a showcase on Capitol Hill exhibiting projects that were funded by the National Science Foundation. Cary Pint, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and Anna Douglas, an interdisciplinary materials science Ph.D. student, also met with staff from six Tennessee Congressional offices, including the...

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Congressional staff visits include Vanderbilt engineering labs

Sep. 9, 2016—Professor of Mechanical Engineering Nilanjan Sarkar (center), accompanied by Ph.D. students Dayi Bian (second from right) and Jian Fan (far right), shows Kayla McMurry (far left) and Mackensie Burt (second from left) from Sen. Lamar Alexander’s staff the simulator that he developed with researchers at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to help teenagers with autism learn...

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Weiss participates in NSF advocacy day

May. 13, 2013—Following an early morning flight to Washington, D.C., on May 7, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics Sharon Weiss braved the rainy weather to head to Capitol Hill and meet with staff members in the offices of Sen. Lamar Alexander, Sen. Bob Corker, Rep. Jim Cooper and Rep. Chuck Fleischmann as well as the...

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