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PhD student illuminates science one T-shirt at a time

Jul. 13, 2020—Necessity as much as aesthetics drove Wilson Adams’ interest in graphic design. He wanted to go beyond predictable two-dimensional charts with labels to illustrate his research. Adams, a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering, taught himself how to create 3D images and iterated further, adding more complex representations such as light dispersion and diffraction. He discovered he enjoyed toying around with designs and...

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Hazard education curriculum developed for future community leaders

Jun. 19, 2020—As secondary educators plan their fall course material, they will have access to new, online-friendly teaching materials focused on risk education. Their development has been lead by Janey Camp, associate research professor of civil and environmental engineering, as one component of a national disaster resilience competition. “Whether you realize it or not, we make decisions about...

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Record number of high school students compete in annual bridge challenge

Mar. 2, 2020—The sound of a small basswood bridge failing under a heavy load is more of a whimper than a bang. The snap is audible but subtle, and Jessica Baker listened intently for it dozens of times Saturday. Jessica, a junior at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, was among a record number of Middle Tennessee students...

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Women of VISE engage Whitsitt Elementary students in optics and ultrasound basics

Feb. 24, 2019—Gummy bears, laser pointers, slinky toys and gooey, stretchy hands illustrated basics in optics, wave propagation and tumor registration to more than 100 Nashville public elementary students by biomedical engineering graduate students who took E-Week on the road. The hands-on activities were organized by Women of VISE – Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering –...

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VINSE director Rosenthal honored for achievements in chemistry, STEM education

Feb. 22, 2018—Sandra Rosenthal, the Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry and director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, has been named the winner of this year’s Charles H. Herty Medal by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society. The award is given to recognize outstanding chemists in the Southeast U.S. who...

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Campus ASCE chapter invites Hillsboro students to ‘Dream Big’

Dec. 6, 2017—Engineers have made possible incredible achievements – from Shanghai Tower to solar cars, from an ancient rope bridge to underwater robots, from the Great Wall of China to smart cities. The common denominator is not math or science. It’s imagination. That’s the message the Vanderbilt ASCE Chapter shared with more than 60 Hillsboro High School...

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Vanderbilt rocket camjet to capture landing hazards during NASA contest

Jan. 16, 2014—Organizers of the NASA Student Launch Program (SLP) have announced a final field of 27 collegiate teams to compete in the space agency’s 2013-2014 national rocketry challenge, and have introduced a number of changes to the program. This is the seventh year the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club, the 2012-2013 national champion, has been selected for the...

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