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Class of 2017: Michael Umenta develops an app to help conference-goers connect

Apr. 26, 2017—Senior Michael Umenta, a computer science major, has a tough decision to make. Does he accept the software engineering job at Google, or does he partner with friends to launch a startup?

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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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Heart valve disease research earns grad student a young investigator award

Apr. 24, 2017—Doctoral student Meghan Bowler won the Allan D. Callow Young Investigator Award for best poster presentation at the 15th biennial meeting of the International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology.

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Former football player, engineering alumnus receives National Science Foundation award

Apr. 19, 2017—Bara Cola, who went from equipment manager to starting fullback as a Vanderbilt undergraduate, has distinguished himself among the nation's top young engineers and researchers since his Commodore playing days. Last week, the National Science Foundation named Cola as an Alan T. Waterman Award recipient.

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Design Day features bulletproof vest that calls for backup when officers can’t

Apr. 17, 2017—The event features 70 projects and gives teams of young engineers practice explaining their complicated work to a broad audience.

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WiseWear CEO discusses marriage of tech and fashion on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Apr. 12, 2017—Alumnus Jerry Wilmink discusses with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Wilmink's journey from engineer to entrepreneur and the deeply personal reason he launched his company.

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Six recognized during Spring Faculty Assembly

Apr. 7, 2017—Six faculty members were recognized for their teaching, research and service at the annual Spring Faculty Assembly April 6.

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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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Boiling 80,000-word Ph.D. theses into three-minute presentations

Apr. 5, 2017—Biological clocks and insulin production, mental illness and malfunctioning vacuum cleaners, the secret ingredients for better bone grafts were the subjects of winning grad student public talks.

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Clark Charitable Foundation makes $15M gift to establish Clark Scholars Program at School of Engineering

Apr. 5, 2017—A visionary $15 million gift from the Clark Charitable Foundation to Vanderbilt University will establish the Clark Scholars Program at the School of Engineering.

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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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New working group to assess and prioritize opportunities for enhancing research IT resources on campus

Mar. 17, 2017—The Research IT Special Project Working Group will advance the efforts of the Provost’s Initiative to Enhance Research and Scholarship, or PIERS.

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