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Author: Heidi Hall

What I did over winter break: Engineers continue cutting-edge research

Jan. 6, 2015—Relieved undergrads jetted off for winter break a few weeks ago, leaving the halls at the School of Engineering almost unnervingly empty. But anyone in need of company could find labs full of Ph.D. candidates hard at work on their research.

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Engineering students’ invention may improve safety for women in India

Dec. 19, 2014—A diverse group of engineering undergrads horrified by a report of violent attacks on Indian women who were walking to toilet facilities came up with an alternative. Their project has the potential to change lives in nations where plumbing is considered a luxury.

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Vanderbilt developer says Music City Center wayfinding app is just the start

Nov. 12, 2014—Jules White's new wayfinder app for iPhone and Android will provide photo-based, step-by-step directions for navigating Nashville's 1.2 million-square-foot, 16-acre Music City Center.

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Capstone app project for MOOC to manage cancer patients’ pain

Oct. 24, 2014—1,165 budding programmers are participating in the university’s first MOOC capstone project – one that will result in a certificate for graduates and better pain management for patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Vanderbilt exoskeleton clinical trial discussed at leadership exchange

Oct. 17, 2014—Some of Denver’s top executives learned Oct. 16 how collaboration across Vanderbilt University schools and departments leads to world-changing technology. But they also found out about a collaboration closer to their home – a clinical trial at Denver’s renowned Craig Hospital involving its spinal cord rehabilitation patients and Vanderbilt researcher Michael Goldfarb’s robotic lower-limb exoskeleton.

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Fluid power industry, academic leaders discuss advances

Oct. 15, 2014—An expert panel featuring Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and moderated by Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet gathered at Vanderbilt’s Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability on Tuesday to discuss ways that America can keep its edge in fluid power.

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After Fukushima, Vanderbilt researchers study radiation’s effects on robots

Aug. 29, 2014—Three teams of Vanderbilt University researchers – electrical, mechanical and computer engineers – recently won national recognition for their research into the effects of radiation on the robots deployed inside Fukushima's damaged nuclear plants.

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