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Vanderbilt wins NASA’s 2019 Student Launch Competition, sixth in 7 years

May. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Design Laboratory again has earned top honors in NASA’s National Student Launch Competition, the lab’s sixth national championship and second consecutive win in 12 years.

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Robinson to lead Office for Inclusive Excellence; Thomas-Hunt named Airbnb head of global diversity and belonging

May. 8, 2019—William H. Robinson, associate dean for academic success at the School of Engineering, will lead the Office for Inclusive Excellence as interim vice provost for strategic initiatives beginning June 1. Robinson takes on this new role following the departure of Melissa Thomas-Hunt, who has accepted a position with the executive team at Airbnb in San Francisco as their head of global diversity and belonging.

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Road test proves adaptive cruise control can add to traffic jam problem

May. 7, 2019—For the experiment, the team put seven different cars from two manufacturers on a rural highway and simulated actual driving conditions.

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Engineering’s Senior Design Day is April 22

Apr. 18, 2019—Design Day 2019 will showcase some 70 projects by teams in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science. This year’s open house is Monday, April 22, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Student Life Center.

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Happy Helping Others: Robby Perry, BE’19

Apr. 11, 2019—From an Alternative Spring Break trip to renovate houses with Habitat for Humanity, to a Home Depot–sponsored web-coding hackathon, to a semester of study abroad that took him to cities such as Madrid, Marrakesh and Istanbul—Robby Perry’s time at Vanderbilt exemplifies just how much you can pack into four years.

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Using Science to Spark Innovation: Jasper Lu, BS’19, MS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Creative writing and computer science classes in middle school and high school inspired Jasper Lu to pursue a liberal arts education at Vanderbilt, where he could explore all his passions and identify connections between them.

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Town hall discusses capital planning for academic buildings in A&S historic core and for sciences, engineering

Apr. 5, 2019—A recent town hall meeting brought together senior university leaders and several hundred Vanderbilt community members to discuss the findings of two capital improvement studies.

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Graduate student condenses energy research to take top prize at Three Minute Thesis competition

Apr. 5, 2019—For the seventh straight year, Vanderbilt graduate students competed March 29 to summarize years of research and discovery into a clear three-minute presentation as part of the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

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Paschal embraces ‘conductor of movement’ role at Commencement

Apr. 3, 2019—Cynthia Paschal is devoting significant time to 2019 Commencement as the first woman in the history of Vanderbilt to be selected for the leadership position of university marshal.

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Find Your Impact: Student empowers women through tech

Mar. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt engineering student Miti Joshi took a leap of faith when declaring her major. She ended up falling in love with computer science and launching Vanderbilt Women in Computing.

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Vanderbilt’s nursing school shines in ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Mar. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt continues to earn high marks in the "U.S. News & World Report" best graduate schools rankings.

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Expert in advanced membrane materials to deliver Hall Lecture

Mar. 1, 2019—Menachem Elimelech, an internationally recognized scholar of membrane-based technologies for next-generation desalination and water purification, will deliver the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on March 13.

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