Engineering and Technology
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.
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.
Dec. 9, 2014—Sokrates Pantelides has been elected a 2015 fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. His election brings the total number of IEEE fellows on campus to a dozen.
Dec. 9, 2014—The Vanderbilt Aerospace Club, defending champions in the NASA Student Launch Challenge for the past two years, is tackling the agency’s 2014-15 design challenge.
Dec. 4, 2014—Karl Zelik's Biomechanics and Assistive Technology laboratory is dedicated to locomotion—in particular, to understanding the mechanisms of human locomotion and using engineering to improve movement and mobility for people with impairments.
Dec. 3, 2014—Using the same mechanism that causes evaporating coffee to leave a ring behind, an interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt researchers is designing a simple blood test to diagnose malaria in the developing world without electricity or special training.
Nov. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt computer scientists have been awarded the Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems' Test of Time Award, given to papers making long-lasting academic and practical impacts that were published at least 10 years ago.
Nov. 13, 2014—A multidisciplinary Vanderbilt team with deep experience in improving patient safety and technology usability has received a three-year, $800,000 Department of Energy grant to help nuclear power plant operators better perform their jobs.
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.
Oct. 28, 2014—A team of biomedical engineers has developed a new "tumor-in-a-dish" technology that promises to improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy.
Oct. 27, 2014—Vanderbilt students explored the opportunities and challenges of setting policy on federal issues and advocacy related to science, technology, engineering and math during a two-day immersion event last week in Washington, D.C.