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VINSE Colloquium Series: ‘Semiconductor Nanomaterials for Electronics that Dissolve in Your Body’ Feb. 26

Feb. 20, 2020—John A. Rogers, the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University, will give a VINSE Colloquium Series lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

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Study habits author, NSBE leader to speak at Engineers Week Feb. 20

Feb. 17, 2020—As a part of National Engineers Week at Vanderbilt Feb. 17-21, Karl Reid, author and executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers, will talk about effective study habits at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Jacobs Believed In Me Auditorium, Featheringill Hall 134. A reception at 5 p.m. in Adams Atrium follows the lecture.

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U.S. competitiveness among topics discussed during Fauchet’s visit to Capitol Hill

Feb. 17, 2020—United States competitiveness, workforce development and university partnerships were the topics of interest for Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of the School of Engineering, and members and staff of the Tennessee congressional delegation earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

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Kidambi receives NSF Early Career Award to support atomically thin membrane research

Jan. 31, 2020—Piran Kidambi has received a 2020 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. The five-year, $500,000 grant—"Deconstructing Proton Transport through Atomically Thin Membranes"—begins July 1, 2020.

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‘Molecular Physics’ honors Cummings as a ‘scientific force’ over four decades

Jan. 31, 2020—While others may have opened somewhat traditional gifts during the 2019 holiday season, Peter Cummings received an extraordinary one: a singular issue of "Molecular Physics" honoring him on his 65th birthday and recognizing him as “a constantly innovating scientific force” in molecular theory and molecular simulation for more than four decades.

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Five graduate students named Eisenhower Fellows

Jan. 29, 2020—Five engineering Ph.D. students have received prestigious Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships, and one of them has been named the top Eisenhower Fellow in the United States.

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Engineering’s Hall Lecture will discuss ‘shapeshifting’ next-generation materials Feb. 12

Jan. 29, 2020—University of Michigan distinguished professor Sharon Glotzer will discuss "Engineering Colloidal Matter and the Entropic Bond" at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Featheringill Hall's Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium. Her talk is the School of Engineering’s spring 2020 John R. and Donna S. Hall Lecture.

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Five Vanderbilt alumni named to 2020 ‘Forbes’ 30 under 30

Jan. 6, 2020—Five Vanderbilt alumni have been selected for the 2020 Forbes “30 Under 30.” The list highlights “600 revolutionaries in 20 industries changing the course—and the face—of business and society.”

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Vanderbilt mechanical engineers earn top materials research awards

Dec. 17, 2019—Mechanical engineering professor Kelsey Hatzell received the Nelson “Buck” Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy, and Rachel Carter, PhD’17, received the MRS Postdoctoral Award at the Dec. 6 meeting of the Materials Research Society held in Boston.

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Chemical engineering champion, masterful teacher Karl B. Schnelle has died

Dec. 10, 2019—Emeritus professor Karl B. Schnelle Jr., a pioneer in environmental engineering, book author, masterful teacher and mentor, is remembered by scores of former students and faculty colleagues as a charismatic and generous Vanderbilt engineering professor who became a lifelong friend.

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Eight Vanderbilt faculty elected AAAS fellows for 2019

Nov. 26, 2019—Eight Vanderbilt University faculty members have been named 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

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Engineering + empathy lead VU students to help kids with special needs

Nov. 18, 2019—Inspired to make a child’s life better through engineering and design, students from Vanderbilt, occupational therapists and professional engineers worked for three days to build inventions that would make life a little easier for children with special needs at the third annual TOM Makeathon.

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