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Student rocketeers earn second place in NASA contest

May. 16, 2017—For ten straight years, Vanderbilt has soared to success with innovative rocket designs and payloads, and this year is no exception.

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Thistle Farms turns to the Wond’ry for wrist-saving, wick-installing device

May. 8, 2017—Nashville nonprofit Thistle Farms teams up with The Wond'ry to design a custom wick-setting tool for eco-friendly wooden wicks.

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TIPs NetsBlox project aims to make computer programming intuitive and understandable

May. 2, 2017—Supported by TIPs funding, Engineering's Akos Ledeczi is pursuing the development of NetsBlox, a computer programming platform that could make writing programs as intuitive as writing an email.

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Vanderbilt scientist directs new national graphene association

May. 2, 2017—Zina Jarrahi Cinker, a visiting scientist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will serve as executive director of the newly established National Graphene Association.

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Design Day features bulletproof vest that calls for backup, bridge for Hondurans in need

Apr. 28, 2017—A bulletproof vest that calls for backup when injured officers can’t emerged as one of the School of Engineering’s annual Design Day’s most fascinating offerings, holding promise to move from undergraduate project to life-saving purchase.

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Vanderbilt joins 40 academic partners to create, deploy robotic technology in critical manufacturing sectors

Apr. 25, 2017—The Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Innovation Hub will promote robotics in small and medium enterprises and in critical manufacturing sectors like aerospace, automotive, electronics and textiles.

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Three students named Goldwater Scholars for 2017

Apr. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt students Lauren Branscombe, Joshua Fleck and David Zhang have been recognized in this year’s Goldwater Scholars competition. They are among a group of 240 scholars selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,286 mathematics, science and engineering students nationwide.

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Making America’s power grid much, much smarter

Mar. 29, 2017—A new, open-source software platform has been designed to support applications required to create a smart power grid and protect it from dangers ranging from terrorists to tree limbs.

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Institute holds vital role in protecting military’s interests in avionics software

Mar. 15, 2017—Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems will operate a registry of standard-meeting software that can be used across military aircraft, saving time and money.

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Berkeley lab director to deliver School of Engineering’s Hall Lecture March 27

Mar. 9, 2017—Xiang Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering and the Ernest S. Kuh Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Monday, March 27.

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Using game theory to predict cyberattacks on elections and voting machines

Feb. 27, 2017—New algorithm can help identify vulnerable polling stations and spot tampering after the fact.

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Alien particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronic devices

Feb. 17, 2017—Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices.

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