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Summer program exposes 80+ engineering undergraduates to research immersion

Oct. 15, 2018—More than 80 engineering undergraduate students spent 10 weeks immersed in research projects that spanned all departments and focus areas, experiences that in some cases have changed planned career paths. A record number of students took part in the Summer Research Program, which undergraduates and their faculty mentors say provides opportunities they cannot get in...

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Engineering undergrads from DIIGI lab present their research at SPIE Photonics

Jan. 29, 2018—A new device that can image diseases of the retina more quickly will soon be tested during ophthalmic surgeries with Vanderbilt Eye Institute collaborators. The prototype was designed by a Vanderbilt engineering undergraduate, who is first author on a paper about the work she will present today at the largest photonics conference in the world....

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Summer research cements interest, opens options for undergraduates

Sep. 18, 2017—How did you spend your summer? More than 60 engineering undergraduates have quite detailed answers to that standard question, though their answers are anything but routine. They worked for 10 weeks under the direction of faculty mentors on active research projects across all School of Engineering departments. Among the dozens of projects: Investigating defects in...

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Design Day serves up a feast of ingenuity

Apr. 28, 2017—The School of Engineering’s annual Design Day is a banquet of innovation, problem-solving, teamwork, and design thinking at work. The 2017 event – a mashup of a sophisticated science fair and electronics show – featured 70 teams of graduating seniors standing by to demonstrate their engineering answers to real-life challenges. Corporate and nonprofit sponsors propose...

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Team competing at NREL has big ambitions for home design

Apr. 21, 2017—The Vanderbilt undergraduate engineering team competing this weekend at NREL – the National Renewable Energy Lab – set an impressive goal for its home design. “We wanted to show that anyone can have a Net Zero home,” said Kate Thomson, team captain and a civil engineering senior. “It isn’t just for extreme environmentalists who are...

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Design Day on April 24 follows two semesters of collaboration

Apr. 3, 2017—For engineering and computer science seniors, Design Day is the culmination of two semesters spent tackling design challenges from sponsors with real design needs. For the larger Vanderbilt community and the general public, it is a chance to be wowed. This year’s showcase is Monday, April 24, from 3-6 p.m. in the Student Life Center. On...

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First all-Vanderbilt undergraduate research fair and poster session Sept. 1

Aug. 13, 2014—  Eunice Jun and Edward Fischer’s collaboration on the viability of a malnutrition supplement in Guatemala was made possible through the Littlejohn Family Undergraduate Research Program. (Lauren Holland / Vanderbilt) Monday, Sept. 1, 2014  4–5:30 p.m. Student Life Center As an initiative of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Office of Honor Scholarships and...

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ChE senior enters final round of national undergraduate research competition

Jan. 26, 2014—Marc Panu is looking forward to a final round in March to determine a first-place award for undergraduate research that will be announced at the 40th annual convention of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in Nashville. Panu, a senior in chemical and biomolecular engineering, captured the first-place award in the Undergraduate Students in...

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