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Nine engineering design projects earn awards for seniors

Jun. 18, 2019—Nine exceptional student design projects have been recognized as winners in the School of Engineering’s annual design competition for the 2018-2019 academic year. More than 70 teams of senior engineering students in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science presented their final projects on April 22—Design Day 2019. The...

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Design Day showcases Mars habitat, interstate cap, dozens of innovations

Apr. 25, 2019—Design Day 2019 took students and visitors to Mars, a diving depth of 300 feet and a potential green oasis above a stretch of Interstate 65. Other projects included a robotic device for a young boy born with a partial right hand, an easily customized ultrasound brain helmet, an affordable 3D-printed canine prosthetic, advanced lab...

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Get ready for ‘Wow!’ Senior engineering Design Day is April 22

Apr. 10, 2019—One team of senior engineering students designed a headband that detects oncoming tremors and signals a bracelet that vibrates, discreetly alerting the young girl wearing the accessories. She has a rare brain condition that causes periodic head and neck tremors but can control them with focused attention. Another team developed a wrist-actuated partial prosthetic hand...

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More projects, new Design Day site draw record crowd

Apr. 27, 2016—A combination of a record number of design projects and relocation to the university’s Student Life Center ballroom sparked a rise in visitors to the School of Engineering’s annual Design Day. A crowd of about 400 visitors packed the expanded SLC ballroom causing a din that required leaning in to hear senior engineering students in...

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Engineering seniors show off real-world design solutions April 25 at Design Day

Apr. 12, 2016—Engineering seniors have spent two semesters tackling design challenges from sponsors with real design needs. The results of their design projects will be featured at Design Day 2016, an annual School of Engineering event, Monday, April 25, 4-6 p.m. in the Student Life Center. Corporate sponsors this year include DENSO, Nissan North America, Metova, Quality...

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Senior Design team uses lasers to cut waste in credit card production

Mar. 30, 2016—Place the magnetic stripe on a new credit card a single millimeter too high or too low, and it’s worthless. Multiply that mistake by thousands of cards, and companies are stuck footing the bill for stacks of product headed for the trash bin. The problem is called magnetic float, and the answer, a winning Senior...

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Design Day 2015 wows crowd; AT&T presents Innovation awards

Apr. 24, 2015—    News from Design Day:  More awards, more space for projects, a move to Vanderbilt’s Student Life Center in 2016, and in 2017 to the university’s new Engineering and Science Building, now under construction. AT&T recognized three student design teams this year – first, second and third-place winners of its Innovation Award. In 2014,...

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Artiphon one of scores of senior innovations at Design Day April 20

Apr. 10, 2015—Artiphon, a Nashville music technology startup with its “everything instrument,” has tapped two engineering student teams to tackle engineering challenges as their senior design projects. Those teams join hundreds of Vanderbilt engineering seniors who have spent two semesters on projects. They all will demonstrate their readiness to tackle real-world engineering problems by showcasing their projects...

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