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Heidi Hall, celebrated writer and engineering research champion, dies at 49

Sep. 26, 2019—A communications leader and champion for the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, Heidi Nieland Hall, died September 25, 2019, in Nashville from metastatic colorectal cancer. She was 49. Hall, an honored reporter and editor for decades, left The Tennessean to join the engineering school communications team in August 2014. In 2017, she joined Vanderbilt’s Division of...

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New leadership announced for the Wond’ry

Jun. 7, 2019—David A. Owens (Vanderbilt University) David A. Owens, a leading thinker on innovation and new product development and Owen Graduate School of Management faculty member, has been named the Evans Family Executive Director of the Wond’ry. Owens is a professor of the practice of management and innovation and succeeds Robert Grajewski, the Wond’ry’s inaugural director....

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Oak Ridge and Vanderbilt come together to explore cellular processes

Jul. 6, 2018—Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are combining their expertise in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computation to explore transformative, interdisciplinary ways to study complex cellular processes to tackle some of the most pressing problems in biology. “ORNL and Vanderbilt researchers have complementary strengths,” said Padma Raghavan, vice...

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Engineering and Science Building, Innovation Pavilion garner design awards

Aug. 28, 2017—This 250,000-square-foot structure is home to both the Engineering and Science Building, which includes laboratories, classrooms and a state-of-the-art clean room, and Vanderbilt’s Innovation Pavilion, which includes the Wond’ry and its makerspace. (Daniel DuBois/Vanderbilt) Vanderbilt’s year-old Engineering and Science Building and Innovation Pavilion are garnering accolades from professional associations of engineers and contractors, who laud...

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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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David Owens second guest on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Feb. 20, 2017—A leading thinker on innovation and creativity who was the first faculty member to teach at the Wond’ry sits down for a wide-ranging discussion with Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on the second episode of The Zeppos Report podcast. The Zeppos Report features Vanderbilt faculty, students, staff and alumni as well as other engaging...

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Surgery and engineering initiative becomes institute

Sep. 10, 2015—  (Vanderbilt University) VISE is keeping its acronym but changing its name. The Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering will become the Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering. The promotion from a three-year trial program to an established institute is the consequence of a Vanderbilt Reinvestment Award from the University’s $50 million Trans-Institutional Program, which...

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Ten cross-disciplinary projects with engineering collaborators win TIPs funding

Jun. 23, 2015—Ten of 17 cross-disciplinary projects selected for the initial set of awards from Vanderbilt’s new Trans-Institutional Program (TIPs) initiative include 23 School of Engineering collaborators. “These projects represent a broad range of research and teaching, and I’m happy so many engineers are working in such varied fields. Forging connections and building even more collaborative networks...

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