School of Engineering
Jan. 12, 2021—Nashville Business Journal recently released its 2021 “40 under 40” list of honorees, featuring six Vanderbilt alumni and two faculty members: Maya Bugg, EdD’18, president and CEO, Tennessee Charter School Center Christiane Buggs, MEd’14, board chair, The Metropolitan Nashville Board of Public Education and founding board member of The Equity Alliance Austin Dirks, BE’08, CEO...
Dec. 9, 2020—The A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation has established a $1 million endowment at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering to support its faculty. This investment honors Courtney Clark Pastrick’s service on Vanderbilt’s Board of Trust from 2010 to 2020.
Dec. 9, 2020—Sally Baker Hopkins, BE’78, and David L. Hopkins, Caroline and Jack P. Williams Jr., BE’86, and Laura J. and William W. Hoy Jr., BA’64, have provided support for faculty fellowships that will receive a match from the Chancellor’s Faculty Challenge, established in 2018 to help recruit and retain the teachers and scholars who will become the next “legendary” members of the Vanderbilt University faculty.
Nov. 11, 2020—The School of Engineering’s Lori Troxel was awarded the 2020 Chancellor’s Cup by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier in a surprise presentation at her Civil Engineering Design class on Nov. 9.
Oct. 28, 2020—Retired FBI Special Agent Scott Augenbaum will deliver the School of Engineering’s 2020 Schmidt Family Digital Technologies Lecture, “Cybercrime: How To Prepare So You Don’t Become The Next Victim,” on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. The lecture is open to the public, but registration for the online webinar is required.
Oct. 26, 2020—Kevin Galloway, director of making at the Wond’ry, has adjusted his class on engineering and immersive design to help students create in all environments while making things that help people.
Oct. 13, 2020—Maizie Zhou, a new assistant professor of biomedical engineering, blends bioinformatics, computational genomics, neuroscience and machine-learning techniques to understand how the brain enables us to behave intelligently and how specific genomic mutations can alter that process.
Oct. 13, 2020—Chris Rowe, associate dean for external relations at the School of Engineering, has received the 2019-20 K.C. Potter Outstanding Service to Students Award, which is given to a faculty member who provides outstanding service consistently to individual students or student groups through personal advising, development of programs, or improvements to university systems and policies that affect students.
Oct. 12, 2020—Audrey Bowden, Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips Chancellor's Faculty Fellow and associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been elected as a 2021 fellow member of The Optical Society for outstanding achievements in the development of optical devices, image processing algorithms and systems for biomedicine.
Sep. 23, 2020—Ashley T. Smith, the practitioner advisor to the School of Engineering’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, is the recipient of the inaugural Richard H. Nettleton Outstanding Practitioner Advisor Award. Smith received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering at Vanderbilt in 2004.
Sep. 22, 2020—George E. Cook, associate dean for research and graduate studies and professor of electrical engineering, emeritus, at Vanderbilt, died Monday, Sept. 14. He was 82.
Sep. 21, 2020—When Riddhi Singhania starts her day at Vanderbilt, many of her peers are turning in for the night. That's because she's experiencing her first year at the university remotely from her home in Indore, India.