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Dean Fauchet honored at endowed chair reception

May. 1, 2018—  Colleagues, friends and family gathered April 25 to honor eight Vanderbilt University faculty named to endowed chairs. Susan R. Wente, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, opened the ceremony by noting that 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of endowed chairs at Vanderbilt, but the tradition itself dates back nearly 300 years in America...

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Engineers develop technologies to make autism treatment more effective, accessible

Apr. 17, 2018—April is National Autism Awareness Month A recent CDC announcement reports that one in 88 children have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, up from one in 110 released in 2009. ASD refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and...

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Grand opening of nanoscale research facilities wows crowd

Oct. 27, 2017—Excited visitors got a firsthand look Tuesday at the new, state-of-the-art facilities for the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, with the showpiece being a 10,000-square-foot, commercial-grade cleanroom. About 300 people attended the grand opening celebration. The VINSE Cleanroom in the Engineering and Science Building more than triples the space researchers have used in...

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Autism & Innovation center to help people with ASD find meaningful work

Oct. 16, 2017—A new Vanderbilt center that includes the dean of the School of Engineering aims to create a model pipeline to assist adults on the autism spectrum find meaningful and gainful employment while enhancing local business innovation. The Center for Autism & Innovation (VCAI) brings together academic researchers, educators, employers, philanthropists and community organizers to address one of...

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Getting to the root of STEM challenges: Vanderbilt’s Women in STEM day is March 21

Mar. 3, 2017—Author who shed light on ‘hidden’ women in science to headline event Rachel Swaby wrote a book about 52 women who persisted despite obstacles to become scientists that changed history because the author wanted better profiles of women in science, technology, engineering and math professions. “If we all talk about women’s contributions to STEM fields...

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Dean Philippe Fauchet is elected to the National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 13, 2016—Vanderbilt School of Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of...

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Philippe Fauchet named 2016 AAAS Fellow

Nov. 30, 2016—Philippe Fauchet, dean of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this year. Fauchet is recognized for “extraordinary scientific and engineering research accomplishment in photonics, energy, and the semiconductor/biology interface, and for distinguished academic leadership.” He is among nine new fellows at Vanderbilt...

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School launches Emerging Scholars in Engineering Lecture series

Feb. 24, 2016—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering is launching a new lecture series Feb. 29 that will showcase young engineering talent. The intent of the Emerging Scholars in Engineering Lecture series is to showcase young people from underrepresented groups who are nearing completion or who have completed a doctoral degree. “The goal of the Emerging Scholars series is...

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