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Engineers, designers show off creativity at Make-a-Thon

Aug. 7, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Featheringill Hall was the site of a three-day Make-a-Thon sponsored by Motorola and hosted by the Vanderbilt Institute for Software Integrated Systems.

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Students to design smartphone of the future at Music City Make-a-Thon

Aug. 2, 2013—Area high school and college students will convene on the Vanderbilt University campus Aug. 2-4 for a Make-a-Thon sponsored by Motorola and hosted by the Vanderbilt Institute for Software Integrated Systems.

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Be a ‘First Friend’ and explore the cultures of the world

Jul. 19, 2013—First Friends connects Vanderbilt's international students with Americans for friendship and cross-cultural exchange.

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Summer interns produce aids for amateur inventors

Jul. 18, 2013—Seven Nashville high school students spent their summer working on introductory manuals for a new suite of software developed at Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems to democratize the vehicle design process.

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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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Vanderbilt student team competes in amphibious vehicle race

Jan. 31, 2013—A team of engineering undergraduates designed and built a one-fifth-scale model of an amphibious vehicle that competed successfully in a national competition sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency held in mid-January.

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Watch Students Work on Virtual Military Design Project

Jan. 24, 2013—See how Vanderbilt University engineering students are driving the next big idea for the U.S. military.

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ISIS plays key role in efforts to revolutionize military manufacturing

Jan. 18, 2013—This week the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) released a set of engineering software tools designed to revolutionize the process of designing and manufacturing military vehicles. Software engineers at Vanderbilt's Institute for Software Integrated Systems are playing a key role in the effort.

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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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Vanderbilt plays role in contests to build Marine combat vehicle

Oct. 31, 2012—The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently launched FANG Challenges, a set of three next-generation military vehicle design competitions with up to $4 million in prizes to build a new amphibious combat vehicle specifically for the Marine Corps. Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) is playing a significant role in the contests.

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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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