School of Engineering
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.
Sep. 18, 2020—Mixing chemistry, biology and engineering, Frances Arnold, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, tweaks enzymes found in nature to perform new tricks by altering their DNA. Arnold delivered Vanderbilt's 2020 fall John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on Sept. 15.
Sep. 16, 2020—Donna and Jeffrey Eskind, whose generous gifts have advanced Vanderbilt research that is improving lives, have made a new commitment of $2 million to endow a new chair in autism spectrum disorder research in the School of Medicine.
Sep. 11, 2020—The National Science Foundation has awarded a highly competitive $5 million grant to Vanderbilt University that greatly expands a School of Engineering-led project for creating novel AI technology and tools and platforms that train and support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the workplace.
Turning Heads: The Vanderbilt Brain Institute has emerged as a hub of discovery as neuroscience’s influence expands
Aug. 5, 2020—The VBI recently marked its 20th anniversary, a span that has seen the institute’s wide-ranging missions—including administering the university’s Neuroscience Graduate Program, as well as postdoctoral training and community outreach—steadily coalesce under a single umbrella.