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Oak Ridge National Laboratory deputy speaks May 3 about lab’s history and mission

Apr. 27, 2018—Oak Ridge National Laboratory's deputy for science and technology, Michelle Buchanan, will speak at Vanderbilt May 3 about the laboratory's 75-year history and its modern mission.

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ORNL science and technology deputy to speak Dec. 1

Nov. 22, 2017—Michelle Buchanan, deputy for science and technology at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will discuss ORNL's "Current Capabilities and Future Directions" from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Engineering and Science Building.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2018 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

Sep. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt is anticipating the opportunity to nominate up to two junior faculty for the 2018 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, sponsored by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).

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Lopez named Vanderbilt’s liaison to Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Aug. 30, 2017—Carlos F. Lopez, assistant professor of biochemistry and biomedical informatics, has been appointed as Vanderbilt University's liaison to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Chancellor joins Tennessee leaders to press for federal research funding

Jun. 17, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and other state leaders met with members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., to urge support for sustained federal investments in science and engineering research.

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MEDIA ADVISORY:
 Improved vacuum cleaner, smart infant car seat to be featured at Senior Design Day

Apr. 16, 2013—Engineering majors will exhibit solutions to real-life engineering challenges proposed by clients with real design needs, including a next-generation vaccum cleaner and a smart car seat that alerts parents to children left in hot cars.

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Design experience counts for Engineering seniors and their clients

Apr. 12, 2013—Engineering seniors have spent two semesters tackling design challenges from actual clients with real design needs. The results of their design projects will be featured at Design Day 2013, an annual School of Engineering event, Friday, April 19, 3-5 p.m. in Featheringill Hall.

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Sustaining Tennessee in the Face of Climate Change: Ben Preston

Sep. 18, 2012—Watch video of Ben Preston, of Oak Ridge National Laboratories and co-author of the Sustaining Tennessee Report, who provided an overview of the sustainability report for the audience at the release event. The report was a joint effort of seventeen scientists coming from five research institutions to evaluate the future outlook for Tennessee with respect...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Tennessee sustainability report to be released Sept. 11

Sep. 6, 2012—The effects of climate change will have widespread impact on the state, but there are opportunities to offset it by incorporating “climate-friendly” and “climate-resilient” actions into routine management decisions, say scientists from Vanderbilt and other major Tennessee research institutions in a new report.

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Weeks, emeritus professor of engineering and materials science, dies

Apr. 16, 2012—Robert Andrew Weeks, research professor emeritus of materials science and mechanical engineering, died April 10 in Maryville, Tenn. He was 87. Weeks was a distinguished research scientist in the field of solid state physics as well as a notable glass scientist. At the end of a 33-year career at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he joined...

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VINSE engineers and researchers explore possibilities on the nanoscale

Dec. 15, 2011—There is much to celebrate, including the fact that in the past decade, VINSE has attracted more than $75 million in federal funding for nanoscience research, says VINSE Director Sandra J. Rosenthal.

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Microscopy method brings ‘nano-world’ into focus

Oct. 25, 2011—A new technique for imaging whole cells in liquid – with a nanometer resolution that brings into focus individual proteins and other intracellular structures – could dramatically improve the study of cancer, viral infections and brain function.

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