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Vanderbilt wins top prize in second hurdle of Spectrum Challenge

Oct. 9, 2013—After two days of live competition, a team of engineers from Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems emerged as a top winner for their prototype software-defined radio that can communicate in adverse spectrum environments, and earned a $25,000 prize.

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NSF grant helps develop next generation of STEM instructors

Oct. 2, 2013—A national experiment to develop a new generation of college science and engineering faculty, one equipped to excel in the classroom as well as the lab, is about to shift into high gear. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, of which Vanderbilt University is a member, has received a three-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. CIRTL is partnering with Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching to offer The Blended and Online Learning Design Fellows program.

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Constant innovation helped early MOOC course succeed

Sep. 17, 2013—Constant innovation helped make one of the first massive open online courses, or MOOCs, at Vanderbilt more like a “real class” and benefited faculty and students by improving on-campus teaching, according to Douglas Schmidt, professor of computer science and of computer engineering at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt Medicine: Robotics revolution

Sep. 11, 2013—In the foreseeable future, robots will be sticking steerable needles in your brain to remove blood clots; capsule robots will be crawling up your colon as a painless replacement for the colonoscopy; and ultra-miniaturized snake robots will remove tumors from your bladder and other body cavities.

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Vanderbilt engineering grad student wins NASA fellowship

Jul. 11, 2013—Engineering graduate student Electa Baker is one of 65 individuals selected as 2013 NASA Space Technology Fellows.

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MOOCs and more to be led, studied by new Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning

May. 29, 2013—Massive open online courses and other digital learning platforms will be the focus of a new institute being launched this fall at Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt wins $9.3M DARPA contract to evolve tools for military vehicle design

May. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt University engineers in the Institute for Software Integrated Systems have been awarded a $9.3 million contract over two years to continue their work to mature META tools that are part of a flagship Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Adaptive Vehicle Make (AVM) program.

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Tracking gunfire with a smartphone

Apr. 25, 2013—A team of computer engineers from Vanderbilt University’s Institute of Software Integrated Systems has developed an inexpensive hardware module and related software that can transform an Android smartphone into a simple shooter location system.

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Faculty directors named for new College Halls

Apr. 22, 2013—As Moore and Warren Colleges take shape at the corner of West End and 21st avenues, two award-winning faculty members have been named to lead the new residential colleges that are part of the College Halls at Vanderbilt system.

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Wired: DARPA opens source code for building your own amphibious tank

Jan. 10, 2013—The DoD’s DARPA group plans to release open-source software that will let anyone design and run virtual tests on their own amphibious vehicle. Darpa’s software — built in part by researchers at Vanderbilt University — is called Meta.

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Doug Fisher: Warming up to MOOCs

Dec. 7, 2012—"The implications of MOOCs for community between faculty and students, as well as the relationships within and between local and global learning communities, interest and excite me," writes Doug Fisher, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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State’s high-tech challenge: Turn Tennessee Valley into a Silicon Valley

Oct. 29, 2012—Securing the future of Tennessee-based technology endeavors requires stronger appreciation and support for scientific research and development within the state, says Janos Sztipanovits, director of Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems.

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