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Engineering and Technology

Telerobotic system designed to treat bladder cancer

Apr. 2, 2013—An interdisciplinary collaboration of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt and Columbia Universities has designed a robotic microsurgery system specifically designed to treat bladder cancer, the sixth most common form of cancer in the U.S. and the most expensive to treat.

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Technology transfer efforts bolstered by recent agreements

Mar. 28, 2013—Last month, Vanderbilt University announced a collaboration agreement with GlaxoSmithKline, a leading pharmaceutical and consumer health care company, to develop potential new drugs for severe obesity.

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Humanoid robot helps train children with autism

Mar. 23, 2013—An interdisciplinary team of mechanical engineers and autism experts at Vanderbilt University have developed an adaptive robotic system and used it to demonstrate that humanoid robots can be powerful tools for enhancing the basic social learning skills of children with autism.

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The Tennessean: Vanderbilt sophomore is science student by day, CEO by night

Mar. 6, 2013—Sophomore Param Jaggi was recently named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for his invention of a tailpipe filter that uses algae to convert carbon dioxide to oxygen. Last summer the 18-year-old founded a company to license the technology.

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High Fidelity: Cochlear implant users report dramatically better hearing with new Vanderbilt process

Mar. 5, 2013—Longtime cochlear implant users are reporting such dramatic improvements in their hearing, thanks to new image-guided programming methods developed by Vanderbilt University researchers.

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Science Daily: NASA announces new CubeSat space mission candidates

Feb. 28, 2013—NASA has selected a miniature satellite designed by a team led by Robert Reed, professor of electrical engineering, to fly as an auxiliary payload aboard a rocket launching in the next three years.

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Tech spinoffs that began with federal research investment boost economy

Feb. 18, 2013—School of Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet emphasized the importance of federal research investment to members of Tennessee's congressional delegation while he was in Washington, D.C., for the annual American Society of Engineering Education conference.

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Mitchell to lead effort on minority engineering enrollment

Feb. 8, 2013—Burgess Mitchell, assistant dean for student services at Vanderbilt's School of Engineering, has been named president-elect of the National Association of Minority Engineering Program Advocates.

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Grissom selected as Frontiers in Bioengineering Workshop Young Investigator

Feb. 6, 2013—Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering William Grissom has been selected as one of the 2013 Frontiers in Bioengineering Workshop Young Investigators and will participate in the event Feb. 25-26 at Georgia Tech’s Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience.

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Vanderbilt student team competes in amphibious vehicle race

Jan. 31, 2013—A team of engineering undergraduates designed and built a one-fifth-scale model of an amphibious vehicle that competed successfully in a national competition sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency held in mid-January.

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Watch: National Research Council members chart future of U.S. research universities

Jan. 21, 2013—On Jan. 16, a group of stakeholders from academia, federal and state government and the private sector—including Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Sen. Lamar Alexander, former Senate Majority Leader William Frist, Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, University of Tennessee Executive Vice President David Millhorn and Chad Holliday, chairman of the board of Bank of America and retired chairman of DuPont—attended a workshop at Vanderbilt to discuss the steps that must be taken to ensure the future of the critical partnership between academia and government.

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ISIS plays key role in efforts to revolutionize military manufacturing

Jan. 18, 2013—This week the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) released a set of engineering software tools designed to revolutionize the process of designing and manufacturing military vehicles. Software engineers at Vanderbilt's Institute for Software Integrated Systems are playing a key role in the effort.

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