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Author: Heidi Hall

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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Six attract National Institutes of Health grants for wide-ranging research

Jul. 12, 2016—Five biomedical engineering professors and an electrical engineering and computer science professor are celebrating news about newly approved or resubmitted Research Project Grants (R01) from the Nationals Institutes of Health.

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Class of 2016: Pranjal Gupta pursues chemical engineering, pre-med, film and more

Apr. 21, 2016—There’s the Pranjal Gupta dressed in kurta and pyjama, his feet keeping time with an impossibly fast Indian dance tune. And then there’s the Pranjal Gupta in a lab coat, peering through glasses at data on how children with autism integrate sight and sound.

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Senior Design team uses lasers to cut waste in credit card production

Apr. 4, 2016—Vanderbilt seniors have designed a new method that improves the accuracy of magnetic strip placement during the manufacture of payment cards.

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Biomedical engineering undergrads retrofit toy car for toddler’s special needs

Apr. 4, 2016—Undergraduates taking Amanda Lowery’s Material Manipulations course have redesigned a toy car so a two-year-old with cerebral palsy can drive it.

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Glencliff High sweeps ASCE bridge competition in 7 of last 8 years

Mar. 1, 2016—Glencliff High School has won the American Society of Civil Engineers bridge-building competition for the seventh time in the last eight years, with Glencliff students taking first, second and third places in the contest held at Vanderbilt's Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability for the second consecutive year.

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Grad student’s side project keeps incarcerated parents connected with their kids

Dec. 7, 2015—Zachary Diggins, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, has developed a new website that will help children of inmates enjoy storytime, digitally, with Mom or Dad.

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Vanderbilt School of Engineering, partners awarded $3.5 million from ARPA-E for transformational energy technology

Nov. 25, 2015—A new $3.5 million award from the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy will support Vanderbilt University School of Engineering researchers' and their partners' efforts to create software that can control the Smart Grid – a decentralized power system that is more efficient, sustainable and reliable than America’s current electrical power delivery.

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Doctoral student’s company provides researchers with ‘X-ray’ on cellular processes

Nov. 12, 2015—Researchers in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries long have used cells as mini-factories to produce fuels, medication and other products. A new company out of Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, MetaMap BioWorks, seeks to open a window on those processes.

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Alumni lecture caps Engineering Day slate of learning and fun

Nov. 6, 2015—A pair of lectures featuring Morris Morgan III and Carolyn Morgan, Vanderbilt Class of 1969 graduates and now both professors at Hampton University, highlighted a full slate of Engineering Day activities Nov. 5 at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt’s medical capsule robots’ hardware, software goes open-source

Nov. 5, 2015—Researchers around the globe who want to customize medical capsule robots won’t have to start from scratch – a team from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering did the preliminary work for them and is ready to share.

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Engineering Day to feature lectures by noted alumni, more

Nov. 2, 2015—Engineering Day activities planned for Nov. 5 will range from the whimsical to the creative to the academic, including a pair of lectures by alumni Morris H. Morgan III and Carolyn Morgan, who will discuss their experiences as African American students during the civil rights era and how their time at Vanderbilt encouraged them into STEM fields.

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