• Vanderbilt University

    MEDLab’s perennial engineering class for college-bound girls earns praise

    A hands-on interactive class designed by graduate students in the Medical Engineering and Discovery Lab (MEDLab) for high school students drew enthusiastic reviews from a Nashville college-preparatory school group. Sessions included introduction to engineering and STEM, computer aided design, robotics and coding, bioinspired design, and a civil engineering module on… Read More

    Feb. 28, 2023

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    Braun receives NSF Early CAREER Award to create next-gen robots to assist humans

    David Braun, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for foundational research in mechanically adaptive robotics. His CAREER project, “Mechanically Adaptive, Energetically Passive Robotics,” will enable the creation of new-generation industrial robots, transportation systems, and devices that can assist and augment humans. David Braun The five-year,… Read More

    Apr. 13, 2022

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    Alumna Carlotta Berry named Giacoletto Endowed Faculty Chair at Rose-Hulman

    Carlotta Berry, who earned her doctorate in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt in 2003, has been appointed the Lawrence J. Giacoletto Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Her three-year term begins Sept. 1, 2021. The Giacoletto endowed chair promotes professional activity for electrical and computer… Read More

    Apr. 9, 2021

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    Vanderbilt researchers bring paradigm-shifting technology to endoscopic procedures

    A collaboration between international and Vanderbilt University researchers is helping to update a tried-and-true medical technology for the 21st century. The development of an intelligent and autonomous Magnetic Flexible Endoscope holds the promise of making colonoscopies safer, less painful, more widely available and less expensive. Read More

    Nov. 19, 2020

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    Researchers advance image-guided robotic surgical tools for delicate eye procedures

    Molecular, gene and cell-based therapies targeting eye diseases could prevent and potentially reverse cell degeneration that leads to loss of sight. However, delivering injections safely and accurately into targeted ocular layers remain concerns that affect the advancement of life-changing new treatments. To address the safety and reliability challenges, researchers in… Read More

    Nov. 21, 2019

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    CPS summer camps offer teachers, young learners a dive into cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity campers program their robots to push empty boxes toward a finish line. Anastasia likes computer science so her mother told her about Vanderbilt’s cybersecurity summer camp. Kimmi and Quinn have a high school friend who was a cybersecurity camper last year.  Tanuj, a veteran of Python and Java camps,… Read More

    Aug. 2, 2019

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    Robot-guided video game prompts peer interaction among older adults

    Two residents of Elmcroft Senior Living sat side-by-side facing a large screen, raising their hands in tandem as watch-style devices on their wrists controlled the avatars in front of them. Every so often, a squat little robot off to the side would remind them the object of the game: Get… Read More

    Mar. 18, 2019

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    Sarkar named chair of mechanical engineering department

    Nilanjan Sarkar has been named chair of the mechanical engineering department at Vanderbilt University. Nilanjan Sarkar Sarkar is a professor of mechanical engineering and computer engineering. He is recognized as an expert in robotics, including developing robotic and computer technology that can aid individuals with disabilities. Sarkar succeeds Professor Robert… Read More

    May. 30, 2018

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    From 3-D printed bones to refueling drones, check out Design Day April 23

    A parts handling project designed for Nissan anchors one corner of the Student Life Center ballroom during Design Day 2017. Design Day this year is April 23. Vanderbilt Photo/John Russell With the start of each new academic year, engineering seniors don’t get the luxury of easing in to their capstone… Read More

    Apr. 8, 2018

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    Faculty partnerships explored by Army Research Lab’s chief scientist

    Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Hiba Baroud (left) discusses her research with Alexander Kott (foreground, center) and Jaret Riddick of the Army Research Lab. (Vanderbilt University) The chief scientist of the Army Research Lab visited Vanderbilt to explore research collaborations with faculty who are conducting research on robotics,… Read More

    Nov. 30, 2017