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Free symposium on autism, neuroscience and perceptual thinking

May. 18, 2016—“Neuro-diverse: A Symposium on Autism, Neuroscience and Perceptual Thinking” and an associated evening lecture – both free and open to the public – will take place on the Vanderbilt campus Monday, May 23.

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Class of 2016: Gabrielle Tate is designing cars—and her future

May. 4, 2016—School of Engineering senior Gabrielle Tate—Gabbey to her friends—has the drive it takes to make U.S. automakers take notice.

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Advance in creating atomically thin electronic and optical devices

Apr. 15, 2016—A future generation of atomically thin optoelectronics devices, including transistors, photodetectors and solar cells, is a step closer because of an advance in the art of epitaxy made by scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) with an assist from a pair of Vanderbilt physicists.

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Measuring drought impact in more than dollars and cents

Apr. 13, 2016—A pair of Vanderbilt doctoral students has assembled a multi-disciplinary team of graduate students from around the country to conduct a multi-faceted study of how people are affected by and responding to drought conditions in the United States.

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Harnessing the power of computers to create a sustainable future

Jan. 8, 2016—Harnessing the power of computers to help create an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable future – that is the purpose of a major new grant issued by the National Science Foundation.

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Grad student’s side project keeps incarcerated parents connected with their kids

Dec. 7, 2015—Zachary Diggins, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, has developed a new website that will help children of inmates enjoy storytime, digitally, with Mom or Dad.

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New faculty: Maithilee Kunda explores the role of visual thinking in problem solving and learning

Oct. 22, 2015—Throughout history, many feats of creativity, scientific discovery and memory have been credited to visual thinking. Maithilee Kunda wants to understand how this kind of thinking works at a computational level.

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Vanderbilt engineering MOOC leads talented Indian student to Nashville

Oct. 16, 2015—A Coursera student in India’s round trip of 16,716 miles began with an invitation to spend a summer in Nashville, Tennessee, as a computer science intern at Vanderbilt University.

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VenoStent, PinPtr edge closer to market with boost from $200K AIR-TT grants

Oct. 1, 2015—Two innovative but very different products designed by Vanderbilt University engineers are getting a financial push onto the market, thanks to National Science Foundation Accelerating Innovation Research–Technology Translation (AIR-TT) grants of about $200,000 each.

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Media advisory: Area Girl Scouts to earn ‘Engineering Day’ patches at Vanderbilt workshop Oct. 3

Oct. 1, 2015—Area Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn their “Engineering Day” patches at an event hosted by Vanderbilt University engineering students on Saturday, Oct. 3.

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Sztipanovits builds on ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Industrial Internet’ for the next tech revolution

Aug. 18, 2015—Janos Sztipanovits wants to connect the whole world to the internet--and that means not just people, but clothes dryers, traffic lights and smoke detectors, too.

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Class of 2015: Nolan Michael Smith combines coding and collaboration

May. 5, 2015—Engineering senior Nolan Michael Smith never expected to be sitting in a laboratory waiting for a toddler to sign off on an app he designed. But that’s what happened when the computer science major agreed to collaborate with researchers at Peabody College.

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