Engineering and Technology
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.
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.
Apr. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Dean Kenneth F. Galloway has been chosen to serve as president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education.
Mar. 5, 2012—A mechanical engineering graduate student has created an app that turns Android tablets into an educational aid for teaching mathematics to visually impaired students.
Feb. 13, 2012—Our shared concern about growing our IT talent pool is undeniably on-target and it's no surprise that recruiting and retaining talented IT professionals in our region is harder than we'd like, writes Doug Schmidt, professor of computer science.
Feb. 1, 2012—The Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization is taking Vanderbilt researchers’ inventions to new heights Use the term “inventor,” and what pops to mind? The wild-haired Dr. Emmett Brown and his time-traveling DeLorean? The unflappable “Q” demonstrating a laser-enabled wristwatch or an exploding attaché case? Perhaps the Absent-Minded Professor and his gooey, green “flubber”? Hollywood...
Jan. 26, 2012—Paul King, professor emeritus of biomedical engineering, received a lifetime achievement award in 2011 for his outstanding achievements in BME design instruction. The award was presented to King during the BME-Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Alliance (IDEA) symposium at the BMES fall conference in Hartford, Conn., in mid-October.
Jan. 24, 2012—Two years after losing his leg in a shark attack, Craig Hutto became the test pilot for a unique and powerful new prosthetic leg being developed by mechanical engineer Michael Goldfarb and his team at Vanderbilt University.
Dec. 16, 2011—The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given them $1 million to three Vanderbilt scientists to develop a point-of-care sample collection and preparation product that could bring advanced medical diagnostic testing to the third world.
Dec. 14, 2011—Vanderbilt engineers have discovered a surprising new way to increase a material’s thermal conductivity that provides a new tool for managing thermal effects in computers, lasers and a number of other powered devices.