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Vanderbilt Data Science Institute launched

Aug. 13, 2018—Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Susan R. Wente (Vanderbilt University) Schmidt is co-director; Baroud on executive committee Vanderbilt has established the Data Science Institute to advance foundational research and data science skills across campus and to leverage the university’s collaborative culture. The new trans-institutional institute, one of several recommendations outlined in a May...

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Mechanical engineering grad student wins NASA space research fellowship

Apr. 13, 2016—Vanderbilt graduate student Darren Tinker has selected by NASA for its 2016 class of Space Technology Research Fellows. Tinker is a second year graduate student in mechanical engineering. His research – An Additively Manufactured Torch Igniter for Liquid Propellants – is funded up to $74,000 for one year, but the award may be renewed for...

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Undergrads collect accolades, experience in VUSE summer research

Sep. 9, 2015—Austin Hardcastle stood pensively next to a giant poster explaining his research, the ultimate in “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” reports, holding the malaria test he designed. Soon, the School of Engineering’s faculty would pour out of a meeting in Featheringill Hall and walk past Hardcastle’s poster and 33 others, asking tough questions and...

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VU’s more specific drought-measuring tool could help shape policy

May. 26, 2015—A more specific drought-measuring formula created by a group of Vanderbilt University environmental engineers could have implications for emergency planning, federal relief payouts and drought mitigation efforts. With California’s record drought sending the state and farmers to the bargaining table over water, officials there and in other drought-stricken states are calling for more specific city- and...

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Your smartphone wouldn’t exist without university research

Oct. 31, 2014—(iStock) According to a number of economic studies, somewhere between one-quarter and one-third of our current economy is based on technologies that didn’t exist 50 years ago: They are the end products of basic scientific and engineering research. It’s hard to wrap your mind around a statistic like that. So five years ago, the Association...

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Doug Adams honored as Daniel F. Flowers Professor

Sep. 5, 2014—Doug Adams, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s Daniel F. Flowers Professor, was among the endowed chair recipients recognized at a reception hosted Wednesday by Provost Susan Wente and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeffrey Balser. Adams is director of the school’s new super-sized Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability, which formally opened in August in...

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Valentine named 2014 Young Investigator by the Office of Naval Research

Sep. 1, 2014—A Vanderbilt School of Engineering faculty member has been honored by Office of Naval Research (ONR) as one of the top 24 young researchers in the United States in 2014 for his proposal to continue to develop dielectric-based optical metamaterials. Jason Valentine, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been selected as an ONR Young Investigator...

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Engineering’s Cummings receives Prausnitz Award

Jun. 17, 2013—Peter T. Cummings, John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded the 2013 John M. Prausnitz Award by the Conference on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design. The award, which was presented May 30 in Argentina at an Iryapu jungle conference center near Iguazu Falls, cites his outstanding research accomplishments...

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