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    Vanderbilt Engineering to join new national cyber-security initiative

    Terrorist attacks in cyberspace have been the subjects of science fiction and spy novels and movies, but engineering researchers at Vanderbilt will help make sure that reality never catches up with fiction. The Vanderbilt School of Engineering is joining the University of Memphis Center for Information Assurance and Sparta, Inc. Read More

    Dec. 6, 2006

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    National nuclear waste issues to be tackled by Vanderbilt-led multi-university team

    Nuclear power might be “green power,” but only if the nuclear waste is managed properly. Vanderbilt is leading a multi-university consortium of engineers and scientists who have learned a lot during the last ten years about how to handle nuclear waste. By helping the nation through the U.S. Department of… Read More

    Dec. 6, 2006

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    Vanderbilt Engineering to lead FAA helicopter reliability project

    All it took to rip the roof off Aloha Airlines Flight 243 in 1988 was the gradual corrosion around rivet holes that had, over time, created tiny cracks in the Boeing 737’s fuselage that suddenly combined with fatal results. That incident, which caused one death, 65 injuries and a traumatic… Read More

    Nov. 1, 2006

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    Akers, Cassetty receive Vanderbilt School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Awards

    William B. Akers and Fred J. Cassetty Jr. received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering during the Engineering Celebration Dinner held at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Thursday, Oct. 19. The School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes distinguished achievement, significant service, excellent character and a reputation… Read More

    Oct. 19, 2006

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    Overholser, other Engineering researchers, receive Vanderbilt awards

    School of Engineering Senior Associate Dean K. Arthur Overholser received the Thomas Jefferson Award during the Vanderbilt Fall Faculty Assembly on Aug. 24. Overholser, professor of biomedical and chemical engineering, was given award “for distinguished service to Vanderbilt through extraordinary contributions as a member of the faculty in the councils… Read More

    Aug. 24, 2006

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    Vanderbilt engineers lead world forum on electronics-damaging radiation

    Your iPod may be a fine example of technical wizardry, but it’s no match for a cosmic ray. That’s not a hypothetical problem or even peculiar to iPods. A random cosmic ray can shut down a whole computer system if it hits just right, and even background radiation can cause… Read More

    Jul. 17, 2006

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    Vanderbilt recognizes Engineering faculty, staff achievements

    Dean Kenneth F. Galloway of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering presented three awards to faculty and staff members for their exemplary research, teaching, and professional service during the 2006 academic year. The awards were given during a May 9 ceremony in Featheringill Hall at Vanderbilt. The Edward J. White Engineering… Read More

    May. 9, 2006

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    Vanderbilt engineers to help Air Force use Global Information Grid

    Frustrated with cell phone dead zones, busy signals, e-mail spam, endless voice mail loops and other exasperating aspects of technology? Now, imagine the plight of a soldier needing quick information in a life-or-death scenario who has to deal with the same issues. Vanderbilt engineers are working on software to harness… Read More

    May. 1, 2006

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    Mahadevan receives Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award

    Sankaran Mahadeven received Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award during the Spring Faculty Assembly held at Vanderbilt April 6. The award, created in 2000 upon former Chancellor Wyatt’s retirement, recognizes accomplishments that span multiple academic disciplines. Mahadevan, professor of civil and environmental engineering and professor of mechanical engineering, has… Read More

    Apr. 7, 2006

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    Mechanical engineering major receives Fulbright Scholarship

    Michael Cannamela, a Vanderbilt senior mechanical engineering and German major, has been named a Fulbright Scholar for 2006-07. Cannamela will conduct research on thickness distribution optimization in incremental sheet forming at the Westfaelische Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany. He is one of 15 Vanderbilt finalists for the prestigious Fulbright Scholar… Read More

    Apr. 4, 2006