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Engineering faculty lead 3 new TIPs projects that tackle big challenges

Jul. 20, 2017—Build and use microscope systems that do not exist commercially to unlock deeper insights in biomedicine. Design and develop a space-based platform to study Earth’s evolving ecology from an elevated vantage point. Create a research hub for development and testing of durable, sustainable infrastructure materials. All big ideas with widespread impact. And School of Engineering...

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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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Three faculty members selected as 2016 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jan. 21, 2016—Three engineering professors have been named to the 2016 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class comprises 14 highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from the humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, and clinical sciences, as well as business, education and engineering. “This class of fellows represents the remarkable breadth and depth of talent we...

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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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Professors serve on Trans-institutional Programs review council, panels

Nov. 14, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (Vanderbilt University) Four engineering professors will serve on review boards of the formally launched new $50 million Trans-institutional Programs initiative outlined in the university’s Academic Strategic Plan. Doug Adams, Daniel F. Flowers Professor of Engineering and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, joins the TIPs Review Council. Anita...

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