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Author: Brenda Ellis

New biomaterial could improve bone grafting

Feb. 26, 2019—A new biomaterial-based bone graft extender created by Vanderbilt and U.S. Army researchers has the potential to improve treatment of critical orthopedic conditions.

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Nashville’s ‘Hidden Figure’ and pioneer for African American and women engineers dies

Feb. 1, 2019—Yvonne Young Clark was the first woman to earn a master’s degree in engineering management from Vanderbilt and the first woman to serve as a faculty member in the College of Engineering and Technology at Tennessee State University.

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Successful startup co-founders to deliver Chambers Entrepreneurship Lecture Nov. 8

Nov. 1, 2018—Vanderbilt alumni Matt Tant and Joe Christopher, who co-founded the health care technology staffing firm HCTech and would go on to launch Brentwood, Tennessee-based Relode, will deliver the School of Engineering’s Chambers Family Entrepreneurship Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 8.

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Emerge 2018 emerging technologies conference topic is artificial intelligence

Oct. 25, 2018—Emerge 2018 is a free, one-day conference at Vanderbilt on Oct. 27 for students, educators, entrepreneurs and the Nashville community to learn more about artificial intelligence.

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Larry Dowdy, emeritus computer science professor, dies

Sep. 21, 2018—Larry Dowdy, former chair of the Department of Computer Science who served as Vanderbilt Dean of Students from 1998 to 2001 and long supported the university's Alternative Spring Break program, died Sept. 11.

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Vanderbilt engineer to participate in NAE’s Frontiers of Engineering symposium

Jul. 13, 2018—Brett Byram, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s 24th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium Sept. 5-7 in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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Mechanical engineering student dives into conservation with Seychelles internship

Jul. 11, 2018—Rising junior Jillian Bremner is steering beyond her academic focus this summer to explore her passions for scuba diving and ocean conservation, with the aim of eventually combining engineering with a marine career.

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Sztipanovits named John von Neumann Professor in Hungary

May. 23, 2018—Janos Sztipanovits, a leader in cyber-physical systems research, has been named the John von Neumann Professor by Budapest University of Technology and Economics and the John von Neumann Computer Society of Hungary.

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VU rocket rolls and captures payload design award at NASA launch contest

Apr. 11, 2018—The Vanderbilt rocket team collected a key award at the NASA Student Launch Challenge and followed up with a successful flight of their rocket April 8 at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama.

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Rocket team’s novel two-part design addresses NASA challenge; launch is April 7

Mar. 29, 2018—Engineering students in the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory will demonstrate their solution to a common rocket dilemma at the 2018 NASA Student Launch Competition on April 7.

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Visionary Italian architect, engineer to show how sensing technologies can reshape cities Feb. 22

Feb. 15, 2018—Carlo Ratti, director of MIT's Senseable City Lab and an architect and engineer by training, will deliver the School of Engineering’s John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 22. The lecture also will be streamed live.

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Vanderbilt wins top prize in first round of DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge

Jan. 30, 2018—The DARPA challenge seeks to uncover efficient solutions to our increasingly connected world's equally growing appetite for bandwidth.

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