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Self-powered wildfire detection plan earns CEE team national runner-up

Jan. 13, 2022—A team of Vanderbilt undergraduate engineering students took the second spot in a national Jump into STEM challenge to develop holistic solutions that improve the resilience of the built environment. The students—Francisco Diaz-Rodriguez, Jillian Flynn, Alex Holzke, and Ethan Rand—proposed a self-powered system to detect wildfires, especially in rural communities that do not have access...

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Two virtual seminars offered in November for students, postdocs interested in STEM public policy careers

Oct. 25, 2021—Several Vanderbilt offices will partner to host two virtual events focused on federal science, technology, engineering and mathematics policy on Nov. 1 and 8. On Monday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. CT, STEM undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs considering careers in public policy are encouraged to register for the “Science Policy Careers...

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Potts Scholarship to support STEM students in A&S, School of Engineering

Nov. 6, 2020—David Potts and his wife, Frances Candi Potts, are determined to help others. They recently documented their intent to establish the Potts Scholarship through a bequest gift to provide financial support for undergraduate students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the College of Arts and Science or the School of Engineering. The road leading to...

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Civil engineers at Vanderbilt host Nashville STEM program, guide interactive experiences on campus

Oct. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers recently hosted a group of local middle school students for a half-day of hands-on learning. Held on a Saturday, the Sept. 28 event included a lecture, interactive projects and a campus tour, and was a partnership between Vanderbilt ASCE and i3 G2ROW STEM, an after-school and...

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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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Interdisciplinary NetsBlox project makes computer programming intuitive

May. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt University Professor of Computer Engineering Akos Ledeczi doesn’t want everyone to become a programmer. But understanding how computers think, interact, and do what we want them to do – those are 21st century skills, he said. In NetsBlox, a visual programming environment, Ledeczi and an interdisciplinary team are developing a teaching tool that introduces...

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BME alumna honored with state STEM advocate award

May. 29, 2017—Biomedical engineering alumna Stacy Klein-Gardner received the 2017 STEM Advocate Award May 24 from the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network. She is one of four winners the TSIN will honor with excellence awards that recognize outstanding teachers, leaders, and advocates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Klein-Gardner is the director of...

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Clark Charitable Foundation makes $15M gift to establish Clark Scholars Program at School of Engineering

Apr. 5, 2017—A. James Clark A visionary $15 million gift from the Clark Charitable Foundation to Vanderbilt University will establish the Clark Scholars Program at the School of Engineering. The program will enable talented undergraduate students to become engineering pioneers who reflect the character, passion and vision of A. James Clark. This fall will see the first...

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