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Zelik, team discover hip, foot muscles more important to walking than previously thought

Jul. 13, 2015—In his effort to develop better prosthetic limbs, Karl Zelik had to start with deciphering more clearly how muscles function in walking. His path not only led to a better way of quantifying human locomotion, but also to the discovery that muscles around the hip and in the foot are more important to walking than previously thought.

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Five-year, $20 million TN-SCORE program boosts state’s energy research capacity

Jun. 24, 2015—For the last five years, scientists and engineers at Vanderbilt University have been collaborating closely with colleagues with other public and private universities and research centers throughout Tennessee in an effort to increase the state’s energy research capacity

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Vanderbilt researcher’s look at fatty liver disease hits home with dad’s diagnosis

Jun. 11, 2015—Jamey Young, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, wants to learn more about the estimated 5-10 percent of people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease who never develop its deadliest complications in the hopes of developing new treatments.

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Vanderbilt University School of Engineering 2015 Senior Design Day

May. 29, 2015—Designing ways to use technology to make health care more efficient, effective and affordable.  That’s what three teams of students did as part of the School of Engineering’s 2015 Senior Design Day.

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VU’s improved drought-measuring tool could help shape policy

May. 27, 2015—A more specific drought-measuring formula created by a group of Vanderbilt University environmental engineers could have implications for emergency planning, federal relief payouts and drought mitigation efforts.

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Aerospace Club wins NASA’s Student Launch Challenge for third year in row

May. 12, 2015—For the third year in a row, the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club has won NASA’s eight-month long rocketry competition – the 2014-15 Student Launch Challenge – beating out 30 other university and college teams.

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Vanderbilt undergrads create Bazaar, a Craigslist for universities only

Apr. 27, 2015—Just in time for college move-out season, two Vanderbilt University computer science seniors are introducing an app that should make selling all those textbooks, beanbag chairs and outdated laptops a lot easier.

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Vanderbilt Aerospace Club continues its winning ways at national rocket competition

Apr. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt's Aerospace Club continued its winning ways at this year's NASA Student Launch Competition held April 11 near Huntsville, Alabama.

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Artiphon one of scores of senior innovations at Design Day April 20

Apr. 10, 2015—More than 60 projects by interdisciplinary teams in biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering will be displayed throughout Featheringill Hall at Senior Design Day.

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California’s solar incentive program has had only modest impact on adoption rates

Apr. 7, 2015—California's aggressive incentive program for installing rooftop solar-electric systems has not been as effective as generally believed according to a new analysis.

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Computer science student receives Symantec Graduate Fellowship

Apr. 6, 2015—Computer science graduate student Bo Li has been awarded a Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship. She is one of three recipients nationwide of the prestigious fellowship.

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Q&A with alumnus, ExxonMobil VP Jack P. Williams

Apr. 2, 2015—Jack P. Williams, a Vanderbilt alumnus and senior executive at ExxonMobil, discussed energy and success preceding his campus visit.

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