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Innovation Garage teams work with the Wond’ry, Accenture PLC pros to invent and disrupt

Apr. 6, 2017—The two team names for Vanderbilt’s Innovation Garage arguably cover most of what innovation is: Team Invent and Team Disrupt. Innovation Garage is the result of a partnership between the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s epicenter for innovation and entrepreneurship, and Accenture PLC, a global consulting company that works with clients on strategy, technology and operations. The idea...

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Council introduces the Engineering Cup for more E-Week participation, competition

Feb. 17, 2017—Expect to see more students playing harder at this year’s E-Week festivities as the event takes on a new dimension: a race to the Engineering Cup. Engineering Council organizers said the idea came from the Hogwarts house cup in the Harry Potter series of books. Instead of jewels in an hourglass keeping track of each...

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Merryman, Young among 2017 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Feb. 7, 2017—Two School of Engineering associate professors are among 12 faculty members selected Chancellor Faculty Fellows — highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from the social sciences, life and physical sciences, clinical sciences and humanities, as well as law, mathematics and engineering. David Merryman, associate professor of biomedical engineering, associate professor of medicine, associate professor of pediatrics and...

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ASCE Industry Career Night draws 22 companies seeking ‘the best of the best’

Feb. 3, 2017—Twenty-two companies drew a crowd to the atrium in Featheringill Hall on Feb. 2, as engineering majors learned more about whether they might be a good fit for available jobs. It was the American Society of Civil Engineers Industry Career Night, the largest one yet, said Lori Troxel, associate professor of the practice of civil...

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Merryman wins $6M to address heart disease with arthritis drug, fund other research

Feb. 1, 2017—A Vanderbilt biomedical engineering professor has garnered $6 million total in grants to determine how to treat heart valve disease, pulmonary hypertension and heart failure using drugs originally developed for rheumatoid arthritis and applying the lessons learned from failed weight loss drugs. The larger grant to Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering David Merryman – the result...

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What happens when collaborations go awry? Ph.D. student’s blog post offers solutions

Jan. 24, 2017—Our researchers seek collaborations across campus, the nation and the world, and those often lead to life-changing — and sometimes life-saving — technology coming out of their labs. But what happens when those collaborations go awry? asked Megan Poorman, a Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering who is affiliated with the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging...

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Engineering alums Capps, Card pass along advice to athletes, ROTC members at banquet

Jan. 24, 2017—A  Drexel University professor and a retired vice admiral, both School of Engineering alums, addressed a crowd of engineering undergraduates active on Vanderbilt’s athletic teams and in ROTC or NROTC programs. Their advice, given at Monday night’s banquet to honor those students, ranged from making the most of rich learning and social opportunities to recognizing...

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Vanderbilt’s Camp is new TSPE president; dual focus will be membership growth, licensing

Jan. 17, 2017—  Candy wrappers and reports littered the conference table, evidence of hours of debate among the 14 engineers seated around it. At issue: Growing membership and covering costs for the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers. Janey Camp listened as the suggestions flowed and then the chatter grew silent. “I know we’re on the fence, but...

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