Lori Troxel

  • Vanderbilt University

    Self-powered wildfire detection plan earns CEE team national runner-up

    A team of Vanderbilt undergraduate engineering students took the second spot in a national Jump into STEM challenge to develop holistic solutions that improve the resilience of the built environment. Francisco Diaz-Rodriguez The students—Francisco Diaz-Rodriguez, Jillian Flynn, Alex Holzke, and Ethan Rand—proposed a self-powered system to detect wildfires, especially in… Read More

    Jan. 13, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt chapter advisor, student leaders win 2021 ASCE awards

    Professor Lori Troxel has received the 2021 American Society of Civil Engineers’ Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. The award goes to faculty advisors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and support to their ASCE student chapter. She is one of two recipients nationwide. Lexi Revis, BE’21, the conference planning chair of the… Read More

    Sep. 29, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Senior design project envisions VU-owned land as container development

    A senior design team reimagined 11-plus Vanderbilt-owned acres in Wedgewood-Houston as a mixed use container development. A team of civil and mechanical engineering students has a new vision for land Vanderbilt owns in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood of Nashville – apartments for graduate students, restaurants and offices made from 648 used… Read More

    Apr. 20, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s Lori Troxel awarded 2020 Chancellor’s Cup

    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier presents an engraved pewter cup and silver bowl to 2020 Chancellor’s Cup recipient Lori Troxel. (John Russell/Vanderbilt University) The School of Engineering’s Lori Troxel, who is dedicated to empowering her students’ career success while they contribute to the betterment of their communities, has been awarded the 2020… Read More

    Nov. 11, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Revamped civil engineering curriculum ignites students’ passions

    Building and testing balsa wood towers with weights on equipment that shakes them and measures the failure frequency was so popular in Professor Lori Troxel’s Structural Engineering course that the activity is now part of the first-year civil engineering module she teaches. Nathan Miller, an engineering senior from Indianapolis, arrived at… Read More

    Nov. 3, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    Engineering professor, students ‘DIVE’ into Fleming Yard renovation

    When the new academic year began, students, faculty and staff filled the university’s classrooms, residence halls and centers, as well as a dynamic, newly redesigned space: Fleming Yard. The redesign of the outdoor space, located between Alumni Lawn and Sarratt Student Center, was the culmination of collaborative initiatives among students,… Read More

    Sep. 11, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    ASCE team wins 3 contests at civil engineering conference

    CE seniors Nathan Grosser and Jackie Machesky compete en route to Vanderbilt’s win in the ASCE concrete cornhole contest. In a cornhole tournament, 1/16th of an inch can make all the difference. Especially when the board is made of concrete and the players take their game seriously. The Vanderbilt chapter… Read More

    Mar. 27, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Inaugural DIVE Boot Camp immerses participants in human-centered design

    The inaugural DIVE Boot Camp brought undergraduate and graduate students, staff members and faculty to the Wond’ry March 25. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) More than 40 students, staff and faculty gathered at the Wond’ry March 25 to learn about human-centered design and put it into practice through a series of… Read More

    Mar. 27, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Engineering student’s design immersion proposal chosen for Vanderbilt’s QEP

    An exciting maker-style immersion experience will be open to all Vanderbilt students in fall 2017 thanks to a successful proposal co-authored by mechanical engineering sophomore Will Berger. Lori Troxel, associate professor of the practice of civil and environmental engineering and the proposal team chair, has been named… Read More

    Sep. 13, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Troxel wins Sarratt Prize for excellence in undergraduate teaching

    Lori Troxel, associate professor of the practice of civil and environmental engineering, received the Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at the Spring Faculty Assembly. Troxel and five others were recognized during the March 31… Read More

    Apr. 1, 2016