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Author: Heidi Hall

WiseWear CEO discusses marriage of tech and fashion on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Apr. 12, 2017—Alumnus Jerry Wilmink discusses with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Wilmink's journey from engineer to entrepreneur and the deeply personal reason he launched his company.

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Curious what Congress will do? PredictGov has a pretty good idea

Apr. 7, 2017—PredictGov pulls from decades of congressional data plus hundreds of variables, including the bill’s sponsor, amendments, economic trends and political shifts.

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Making America’s power grid much, much smarter

Mar. 29, 2017—A new, open-source software platform has been designed to support applications required to create a smart power grid and protect it from dangers ranging from terrorists to tree limbs.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Women in STEM panel seeks to define, overcome challenges

Mar. 17, 2017—Alumna Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, will discuss the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields with Vanderbilt professors Alyssa Hasty, Bonnie Miller and Nicole Joseph.

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Institute holds vital role in protecting military’s interests in avionics software

Mar. 15, 2017—Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems will operate a registry of standard-meeting software that can be used across military aircraft, saving time and money.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean; developers gather to predict future of Nashville’s commercial, residential markets

Mar. 6, 2017—Hosted by Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, the 8th Annual Construction Project Management Symposium on March 9 is titled “Nashville: Still the ‘It City.'"

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Media Advisory: Teens build model bridges–only to destroy them

Mar. 3, 2017—Area teens will watch their model bridges break apart dramatically Saturday, March 4, at the 9th Annual Music City Bridge Building Competition, organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers and Janey Camp, a Vanderbilt University civil engineering research associate professor.

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Using game theory to predict cyberattacks on elections and voting machines

Feb. 27, 2017—New algorithm can help identify vulnerable polling stations and spot tampering after the fact.

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

Feb. 3, 2017—David Merryman will study how to treat heart disease using drugs originally developed for rheumatoid arthritis and applying the lessons learned from failed weight loss drugs like Fen-Phen.

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Facebook founding engineer Rothschild opens VandyHacks invention marathon

Nov. 14, 2016—Jeff Rothschild, vice chairman-elect of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust and Facebook's first vice president for infrastructure software, took the stage Friday night as the opening keynote speaker for the third annual VandyHacks.

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No Vanderbilt Robotics team? Six sophomores step up, invite all majors

Oct. 13, 2016—Starting in spring 2017, following a semester of skill-building workshops, Vanderbilt Robotics will be looking to compete. More than 50 students from across the campus and virtually every undergraduate school and college have signed up as members through the Anchor Link student organizations site.

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New faculty: Kenny Tao uses optical coherence tomography to improve delicate eye surgeries

Oct. 10, 2016—Kenny Tao, a new assistant professor of biomedical engineering, brings his innovations in the field of optical coherence tomography and his wry sense of humor to Vanderbilt's laboratories and classrooms.

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