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

    The Wond’ry’s program manager, Deanna Meador, speaks to Team Invent, part of the Innovation Garage program. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt University) 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,… Read More

    Apr. 6, 2017

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

    Medical kit building is one of the events on next week’s Engineers Week schedule. (Heidi Hall/Vanderbilt University) 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… Read More

    Feb. 17, 2017

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    Merryman, Young among 2017 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

    Young Merryman 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… Read More

    Feb. 7, 2017

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

    Paloma Mendoza (CE’17) discusses job opportunities with Travis Todd (CE’03). (Heidi Hall/Vanderbilt University) 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… Read More

    Feb. 3, 2017

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

    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Dave Merryman interacting with a student in his lab. (Daniel Dubois / Vanderbilt University) 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… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2017

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

    Megan Poorman 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… Read More

    Jan. 24, 2017

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

    From left, Prof. Shannon Capps,, Dean Philippe Fauchet and Ret. Vice Admiral Kendall Card at Monday’s Engineering Athletic/ROTC Banquet. (Heidi Hall/Vanderbilt University) 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… Read More

    Jan. 24, 2017

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

      Research Associate Professor Janey Camp is in expert at using GIS tools for research in transportation and resiliency. (Alan Poizner for Vanderbilt University) 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… Read More

    Jan. 17, 2017

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    VECTOR earns portion of $7M grant for maritime, multimodal transportation research

    Vanderbilt’s Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency (VECTOR) will receive $1 million of a total $7 million, five-year U.S. Department of Transportation grant aimed at preserving and optimizing the nation’s transportation system. Craig Philip VECTOR was selected as part of a consortium headed by the University of Arkansas, and researchers… Read More

    Jan. 14, 2017

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    DNA duplicator small enough to hold in your hand

    Imagine a “DNA photocopier” small enough to hold in your hand that could identify the bacteria or virus causing an infection even before the symptoms appear. This possibility is raised by a fundamentally new method for controlling a powerful but finicky process called the polymerase chain reaction. PCR was developed… Read More

    Jan. 12, 2017