School of Engineering
Apr. 16, 2021—The relentless increase in heat loads imposed on devices in modern technologies is driving renewed interest among engineers and materials scientists in the area of heat transfer. A team of engineers led by Vanderbilt professor Deyu Li has shown experimentally that the thermal conductivity of a special kind of ultra-thin nanowire becomes divergent with the wire length.
Apr. 13, 2021—Senior Design Day 2021 will highlight dozens of problem-solving projects developed over the 2020-21 academic year by teams of Vanderbilt University School of Engineering students, though the format is a bit different this year.
Apr. 5, 2021—The Vanderbilt student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering placed third overall and won top awards in eight additional categories at the 2021 Southeast Student Conference March 25–27. Vanderbilt also co-hosted the virtual event.
Engineering school, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ R&D Center enter educational partnership to enhance collaborations
Mar. 31, 2021—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center have entered an educational partnership agreement that will link top-tier experts from Vanderbilt and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Mar. 30, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s graduate programs showed continued strength in the 2022 "U.S. News & World Report" Best Graduate Schools rankings, which were released today.
Frist Center for Autism and Innovation to discuss ‘Autism and Disability Representation on Screen’ March 30
Mar. 29, 2021—The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation at Vanderbilt will host a virtual discussion, “Autism and Disability Representation on Screen,” on Tuesday, March 30, at 10 a.m. CT. The event will be hosted on Zoom, and registration is not required.
Mar. 19, 2021—Vanderbilt engineering alumnae Sheryll D. Cashin, Jennifer Rose Frist and Cathy Jo Thompson Linn have been named Distinguished Alumni, and Courtney Clark Pastrick has been named a Distinguished Friend of the School of Engineering. They will be inducted into the school’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni and celebrated at the Board of Visitors virtual meeting on Wednesday, March 24.
Mar. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s Faculty Fellowship Challenge, launched in September 2018 to create fellowships and directorships to fuel research discoveries and expand teaching opportunities, successfully concluded in December 2020 with 36 positions created, supported by 31 unique endowments from alumni and other donors. The university backed the challenge with a matching investment.
MacArthur Fellow and Berkeley engineer to deliver March 17 Hall Lecture on robot learning and safety in avionics
Mar. 4, 2021—Claire Tomlin, a pioneer in hybrid control systems research, will deliver the Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s spring 2021 John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on Wednesday, March 17, at 4 p.m. CT. Her lecture, "Safe Learning in Robotics," is open to the public.
Mar. 1, 2021—The extraordinary and creative efforts of five engineering faculty members to adapt to new teaching environments in fall 2020 have been recognized with Teaching Innovation Awards by Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering.
Feb. 24, 2021—During the Research Ramp-up process, more than 3,000 Vanderbilt research personnel have returned to in-person research activities, while many others have continued remotely through perseverance and ingenuity. The efforts of the School of Medicine Basic Science's Danny Winder and the School ofEngineering's Ethan Lippmann are highlighted.
Feb. 16, 2021—in 2016, Ticknor founded Big Skills Tiny Homes, a nonprofit that teaches high school graduates the building trades by building a tiny home.