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Seven interdisciplinary programs land TIPs awards for 2018

May. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s transformational Trans-Institutional Programs initiative heads into a fourth year with grants awarded to seven interdisciplinary projects that involve more than 60 faculty members.

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Class of 2018: Josh Fleck is giving greater mobility to people with disabilities

May. 7, 2018—As a high school student, Josh Fleck knew he wanted to research and develop robotic prosthetic devices. At Vanderbilt, the mechanical engineering major has spent the past three years in Assistant Professor Karl Zelik’s Biomechanics and Assistive Technology Lab immersing himself in research.

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Class of 2018: Christian Motyczka helps build a virtual reality app for struggling addicts

Apr. 30, 2018—School of Engineering senior Christian Motyczka has found his passions in and out of the lab. He is one of two computer science undergraduates who developed a virtual reality program to help addicts stay clean.

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Hinkel named Postdoc of the Year at annual symposium; Disney named Mentor of the Year

Apr. 25, 2018—Postdoctoral scholar Natalie Hinkel has been named Postdoc of the Year by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for her exceptional scholarship. Assistant Professor of Psychology Anita Disney was honored as Mentor of the Year at the 12th annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association Symposium April 12.

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From fresh drone batteries to clean water, Design Day presents solutions

Apr. 25, 2018—Sixty teams of graduating seniors packed the Student Life Center for the School of Engineerin's annual Design Day, inviting hundreds of advisers, professors and fellow students to see their work.

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Class of 2018: Elizabeth Lee explores identity through an original web comic

Apr. 18, 2018—Elizabeth Lee identifies as many things. She’s a mechanical engineering major, a proud Asian American, and a woman working in the STEM fields. To give a clearer voice to these identities, Lee created a web comic called “Existing Quietly, Living Loudly.”

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From 3-D printed bones to refueling drones, check out Design Day April 23

Apr. 18, 2018—This year’s Senior Design Day showcase is Monday, April 23, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Student Life Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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VU rocket rolls and captures payload design award at NASA launch contest

Apr. 11, 2018—The Vanderbilt rocket team collected a key award at the NASA Student Launch Challenge and followed up with a successful flight of their rocket April 8 at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama.

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Vanderbilt board chairman commits $20 million gift to bolster undergraduate residential experience, engineering leadership

Apr. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt Board Chairman Bruce R. Evans and his wife, Bridgitt, have committed $20 million to bolster the undergraduate residential experience as well as leadership in the School of Engineering.

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Travel abroad year will advance seniors’ career options

Apr. 4, 2018—Vanderbilt University has awarded its 2018 Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship to Peabody College senior Danielle Kitchen and School of Engineering senior Jerom Theunissen. The fellowship aims to develop leaders through world travel and experiential learning.

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Rocket team’s novel two-part design addresses NASA challenge; launch is April 7

Mar. 29, 2018—Engineering students in the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory will demonstrate their solution to a common rocket dilemma at the 2018 NASA Student Launch Competition on April 7.

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Novel research explores way to restore silenced voices

Mar. 22, 2018—A 2011 cicada swarm is leading to transinstitutional research at the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to develop a surgical planning tool to help restore speech for people with vocal fold paralysis.

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