Mar. 4, 2008—Energy, environment, economy and security: never before has society been so acutely aware of the links between these issues. On April 10, Michelle V. Buchanan, associate laboratory director for physical sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will address these links in a lecture titled "Grand Scientific Challenges in Energy."
Feb. 27, 2008—A computer freeze-up in the office is a hassle. In a fighter jet peppered with enemy fire, it\'s a crisis. Getting the increasingly large and complex systems people have come to rely on to interface and interact without shutting down has been the focus of engineering professor Doug Schmidt\'s career.
Wireless networking company gives $50,000 gift to Institute for Software Integrated Systems at Vanderbilt
Feb. 5, 2008—Crossbow Inc., a leading provider of wireless sensor network platforms, has given a research program at Vanderbilt\'s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) a gift of $50,000 to help advance the state of the art in wireless sensor networks (WSN).
Jan. 30, 2008—Vanderbilt University engineering students will be putting their imaginations to work in some fun and surprising ways as they compete in a series of challenges celebrating National Engineers Week (E-Week) February 18-23.
Jan. 28, 2008—J. Michael Fitzpatrick, professor of computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering at the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering.
Jan. 10, 2008—John P. Wikswo, Gordon A. Cain University Professor and professor of biomedical engineering, has been named a Fellow of the IEEE (originally the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
Dec. 3, 2007—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering will soon have a new state-of-the-art biodiesel testing facility, thanks to a $100,000 gift from the DENSO North America Foundation.
Dec. 3, 2007—An animated computer program created by a Vanderbilt University professor of computer science and computer engineering is being used in Nashville public school classrooms to teach science to middle school students. But the teachable agent called Betty‘s Brain does much more; it also teaches students how to learn.
Nov. 19, 2007—Robert S. Rowe, who guided the Vanderbilt School of Engineering in the 1960s from a mostly technical training unit to one that offered graduate degrees and whose faculty engaged in advance research, died Nov. 3, in Sebring, Fla. He was 87.
Nov. 16, 2007—Lawrence L. Kazmerski, the director of the National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., will give a free public lecture on the prospects of current and coming solar cell technologies on Monday, Dec. 3, on the Vanderbilt campus.
Nov. 7, 2007—Thomas A. Cruse, the H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus, at Vanderbilt University has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed upon him by his peers.
Oct. 31, 2007—W. Robert Clay, John W. Johnson and Edward Thackston recently received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.