Engineering And Technology

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    NSF grant helps develop next generation of STEM instructors

    A national experiment to develop a new generation of college science and engineering faculty, one equipped to excel in the classroom as well as the lab, is about to shift into high gear. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, of which Vanderbilt University is a member, has received a three-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. CIRTL is partnering with Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching to offer The Blended and Online Learning Design Fellows program. Read More

    Oct 2, 2013

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    Watershed Event — Vanderbilt ties to ‘worst submarine tragedy’ 50 years ago

    Alumnus Pat Garner perished aboard nuclear submarine USS Thresher, which was lost with all 129 hands 50 years ago during deep dive tests 200 miles off the coast of Maine. Steve Krahn, professor of the practice of nuclear environmental engineering, is dedicated to keeping the memory of the Thresher alive. Read More

    Sep 24, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Free online course on data management for clinical research now underway

    Vanderbilt University's latest offering on the online learning platform Coursera, "Data Management for Clinical Research," went live this week. More than 33,000 number of students have registered for the massive open online course or MOOC. Read More

    Sep 18, 2013

  • Professor of Computer Science Doug Schmidt films a video for Coursera. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt)

    Constant innovation helped early MOOC course succeed

    Constant innovation helped make one of the first massive open online courses, or MOOCs, at Vanderbilt more like a “real class” and benefited faculty and students by improving on-campus teaching, according to Douglas Schmidt, professor of computer science and of computer engineering at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Sep 17, 2013

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    Vanderbilt Medicine: Robotics revolution

    In the foreseeable future, robots will be sticking steerable needles in your brain to remove blood clots; capsule robots will be crawling up your colon as a painless replacement for the colonoscopy; and ultra-miniaturized snake robots will remove tumors from your bladder and other body cavities. Read More

    Sep 11, 2013

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    Eight engineering students receive NSF graduate fellowships

    Meghan Bowler, Erica Curtis, Melanie Gault, Samantha Saratt and Chelsea Stowell, biomedical engineering; Kirsten Heikkinen and Richard Hendrick, mechanical engineering; and Thushara Gunda, civil and environmental engineering, have received graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Read More

    Sep 4, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Sutherland Prize, Chancellor’s Research Award go to engineers

    The Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research was presented to John Gore by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos during the Fall Faculty Assembly Sept. 22. Deyu Li, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was one of five faculty members receiving a Chancellor’s Award for Research, which also recognizes excellence in research, scholarship, or creative expression. Read More

    Sep 4, 2013

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    Vanderbilt startup BioNanovations gets accelerated

    Vanderbilt graduate student Charleson Bell, who is the president of the high tech startup BioNanovations, is participating in a 12-week accelerator program in Silicon Valley specifically designed to encourage underrepresented tech entrepeneurs. Read More

    Aug 30, 2013

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    $9M NSF grant to help engineers expand cyber-physical systems

    Vanderbilt engineers are part of a multi-university project to help determine the most efficient approach to designing and operating cyber-physical systems that support national health, energy and transportation priorities. Read More

    Aug 27, 2013

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    Nashville Scene Innovations 2013: Tankstarter

    Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) was awarded a $9.3 million contract to develop a collaborative software so that other non-government teams could design a new amphibious tank for the Marine Corps. Sandeep Neema, research associate professor of electrical engineering, is quoted. Read More

    Aug 9, 2013

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    Nashville Scene Innovations 2013: Seat relief

    For their senior design project for the School of Engineering, six Vanderbilt students created the KidSense Car Seat System. The system detects if a child has been left unattended and if the environment has become dangerously hot or cold. Co-creator Chelsea Stowell, BE’13, is quoted. Read More

    Aug 9, 2013

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    Nashville Scene Innovations 2013: How soon is NAO

    Vanderbilt researchers reprogrammed a humanoid robot and an XBox Kinect to help autistic children improve their abilities to engage in social interactions. Nilanjan Sarkar, professor of mechanical and computer engineering, is quoted. Read More

    Aug 9, 2013

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    Nashville Scene Innovations 2013: MOOC Synthesizer

    Vanderbilt University seeks to be on the leading edge of the MOOC field with the opening of its Institute for Digital Learning. Read More

    Aug 9, 2013

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    Robot uses steerable needles to treat brain clots

    Surgery to relieve the damaging pressure caused by hemorrhaging in the brain is a perfect job for a robot. That is the basic premise of a new image-guided surgical system under development at Vanderbilt University. Read More

    Aug 8, 2013

  • Philippe Fauchet

    Industry Week: Are engineering schools the unsung hero in America’s industrial rebound?

    Groundbreaking research, cutting-edge systems and university partnerships with industry and government have resulted in new technologies and paradigms that have transformed American industry, and will continue to bolster American competitiveness for the next decade, writes Philippe Fauchet, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. Read More

    Aug 1, 2013

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    Collaboration between Vanderbilt and startup Femtometrix leads to exclusive deal

    An innovative wafer inspection tool developed by a team of Vanderbilt professors and engineers has been licensed exclusively to startup company Femtometrix. Read More

    Jul 18, 2013

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    Summer interns produce aids for amateur inventors

    Seven Nashville high school students spent their summer working on introductory manuals for a new suite of software developed at Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems to democratize the vehicle design process. Read More

    Jul 18, 2013

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    Fyffe wins first place in DOE fuel cycle research competition

    Lindsey Morgan Fyffe, a doctoral student in environmental engineering, has been awarded a first place prize in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards competition. Read More

    Jul 15, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt engineering grad student wins NASA fellowship

    Engineering graduate student Electa Baker is one of 65 individuals selected as 2013 NASA Space Technology Fellows. Read More

    Jul 11, 2013

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    Krahn receives U.S. academy’s environmental engineering certification

    Steven L. Krahn, professor of the practice of nuclear environmental engineering, has been accepted by eminence into the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists as a Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member in the specialty practice of hazardous waste management. Read More

    Jul 9, 2013