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Vanderbilt launches high-tech module in national partnership to meet critical engineering workforce needs

Aug. 4, 2020—If this national workforce development model works as designed, a serious trend in America’s shrinking talent pipeline in highly specialized engineering fields will stabilize and turn around. “Engineering talent shortage is a top risk factor for American industry according to a 2019 Gartner survey,” said Mike Alles, Vanderbilt University’s lead principal investigator in a public-private-academic...

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Vanderbilt University, L3Harris Technologies collaborate to advance engineers’ space survivability design, analysis, and test skills

Feb. 13, 2020—Online training modules created to keep pace with evolving space electronics research will help advance the verification and validation skills of L3Harris Technologies’ radiation effects engineers. In a five-year partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics, the advanced training program will leverage the expertise of ISDE engineers and faculty members within the...

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Graduate student wins fellowship designed for future spaceflight leaders

Mar. 5, 2019—An engineering graduate student has received a Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship that includes a summer internship at XPRIZE and a yearlong executive mentorship. Richard Nederlander is one of 25 individuals selected for the 2019 class of Isakowitz fellows. Now in its second year, the highly selective program awards college juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing aerospace...

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Schrimpf is president of the IEEE’s Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society

Feb. 20, 2019—Ronald Schrimpf has been named president of the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society, one of the technical societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The NPSS is composed of nine technical committees, and a Transnational Committee, with a common interest in advancing nuclear and plasma sciences. The society sponsors...

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ISDE leads $3 million international study of radiation on 3D electronics

Dec. 5, 2017—The Vanderbilt Institute for Space and Defense Electronics (ISDE) will lead an international team of researchers investigating how radiation affects 3D electronics and systems under a three-year $3 million federal project. The team includes world-leading research and development groups in 3D integrated circuit technologies in both industry and academia. The basic research grant, from the...

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Galloway receives international Gagarin Award for contributions to radiation effects research

Oct. 26, 2016—Kenneth F. Galloway received the 2016 Yuri Gagarin Award at the 2016 RADECS conference in Bremen, Germany. Galloway is a Distinguished Professor of Engineering, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and former dean of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering. The Radiation Effects in Components and Systems Association was established in Europe in 1991...

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After Fukushima, Vanderbilt researchers study radiation’s effects on robots

Aug. 27, 2014—  After the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster, investigators used robots to determine the extent of the damage and begin cleaning up. The question is how well robots can stand up to that sort of radiation and whether the humans using them can count on the data gathered. Three teams of Vanderbilt University researchers...

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NASA picks Vanderbilt CubeSat for future launch

Mar. 1, 2013—NASA has selected a miniature satellite designed by a team led by electrical engineering professor Robert Reed to fly as an auxiliary payload aboard rockets planned to launch in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Vanderbilt project – RadFxSat (radiation effects satellite project) – is a partnership between the university’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics...

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