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Engineering and Technology

It’s his metabolism: Research into cell processes could lead to breakthroughs for diabetes and cancer

Jul. 2, 2012—Jamey Young, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, likes to build bridges. But rather than physical structures, Young focuses on spanning the divide between biology and engineering, diabetes and cancer, and plants and animals.

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Research team to present at NIH 10th anniversary technology showcase

Jun. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt University researchers were one of nine teams invited to participate in the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering’s 10th anniversary technology showcase June 22 in Bethesda, Md. NIBIB is an institute within the National Institutes of Health.

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Vandy rocketeers come in third in national competition

Jun. 26, 2012—For the third year in a row the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club has come in third in the national rocket competition that is part of the NASA University Student Launch Initiative.

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Young receives 2012 DOE Early Career Award

Jun. 26, 2012— Jamey D. Young, chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a Department of Energy Early Career Award for his proposal entitled, “Enhancing metabolic flux to photosynthetic biofuels.”

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Love Circle alternative energy showcase project nears completion

Jun. 8, 2012—A collaborative wind-solar alternative energy project between Vanderbilt University’s mechanical engineering department and Nashville Metro Water Services has picked up speed with the installation of a modest 3kW wind turbine at the Love Circle site close to campus.

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Gates grant to fund mobile phone-based detection tool for newborn jaundice

Jun. 5, 2012—Chetan Patil, research assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to test the ability of an adapted mobile phone to diagnose jaundice in newborns in developing countries.

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Vanderbilt’s Galloway named Distinguished Professor of Engineering

May. 25, 2012—Vanderbilt School of Engineering Dean Kenneth F. Galloway was honored at a dinner May 23.

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Leading Light: Anita Mahadevan-Jansen pioneers ways to use light in medicine and biology

May. 23, 2012—More than 100 years ago, the discovery of X-ray revolutionized medical care by opening a window into the human body. Today biomedical photonics—the application of light in medicine and biology—promises to be equally groundbreaking. At the forefront of the revolution is Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, the School of Engineering’s Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering.

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Senior design team wins $90K EPA grant for spinach-powered solar cell

Apr. 25, 2012—At the Eighth Annual National Sustainable Design Expo, a team of Vanderbilt engineering seniors won the Marketplace Innovation Award, Student Choice Award and a $90,000 Phase II grant from the EPA for a biohybrid solar panel that substitutes expensive silicon wafers with a protein derived from spinach.

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Engineering, Peabody effort lands NASA STEM outreach award

Apr. 24, 2012—A combined team from Vanderbilt Engineering’s Aerospace Club and Peabody’s Department of Teaching and Learning won a prestigious outreach award from NASA for inspiring school students in the study of rocketry and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related topics.

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Engineering team demos spinach-powered solar cell at EPA competition

Apr. 20, 2012—Five Vanderbilt engineering seniors will be on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., April 21-23 to demonstrate a solar panel that uses spinach to capture and convert the sun’s energy to electricity.

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Seniors show off real-world design solutions at Senior Design Day

Apr. 13, 2012—Senior engineering students are challenged to solve real-world design issues for university and corporate sponsors during a two-semester design course. Students will share results with their clients and the Vanderbilt community at Senior Design Day, April 19, from 3-5 p.m. in Featheringill Hall.

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