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Meg Bryson Pirkle, BE’89, to help Atlanta prepare for the next snowpocalypse

Jan. 5, 2015—Meg Bryson Pirkle, BE’89, is the first female chief engineer for Georgia’s transportation department. In the following Q&A, she explains her role in implementing a task force’s recommendations after the January 2014 Atlanta “Snowpocalypse,” her time at Vanderbilt, and being a woman in a male-dominated profession.

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Entrepreneurs are Today’s Heroes

Nov. 11, 2014—Venture capitalist and Jumpstart Foundry CEO Vic Gatto delivers the inaugural lecture — “Entrepreneurs: Heroes of our Generation” — in the School of Engineering’s newly created Chambers Family Entrepreneurial Lectureship, endowed by Jason Chambers, engineering alumnus and member of the school’s Board of Visitors.

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Improving breast cancer chemo by testing tumors in a dish

Oct. 28, 2014—A team of biomedical engineers has developed a new "tumor-in-a-dish" technology that promises to improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

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Members named to Academic Strategic Plan committees

Oct. 27, 2014—Two committees tasked with fleshing out key initiatives in Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan are now staffed and ready to begin work.

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Problem Solving at 17,500 MPH by Air Force general, astronaut Kevin P. Chilton

Oct. 24, 2014—Watch video of Air Force general, astronaut Kevin P. Chilton speak about “Problem Solving at 17,500 MPH” on October 24, 2014. To read a Q&A with Chilton, click here.

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Two notable educators join Vanderbilt Engineering School’s Board of Visitors

Oct. 3, 2014—Two notable educators – Jim Conwell and Jay Walsh – will join the School of Engineering’s Board of Visitors at its fall meeting on campus Friday, Oct. 10.

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‘Queen of Carbon’ to speak at VINSE Colloquium

Oct. 3, 2014—Acclaimed MIT Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita, Mildred Dresselhaus will speak at the next VINSE Colloquium.

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New facility devoted to multiscale modeling opens on Music Row

Oct. 3, 2014—Vanderbilt's School of Engineering has opened a unique research facility focused on Multiscale Modeling and Simulation on Music Row.

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Alumnus Hedgecock’s PinPtr wows Spark Nashville crowd, takes win

Sep. 11, 2014—Will Hedgecock, BE’08, MS’09, PhD’14, founder of PinPtr, a high-precision GPS that can detect a difference in location within centimeters instead of meters, took first place at Spark Nashville, a rapid-fire pitch competition.

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Vanderbilt rises to No. 16 in ‘U.S. News’ ranking of national universities

Sep. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt University scored its best position ever in "U.S. News & World Report’s" ranking of national universities, finishing No. 16 after five years at No. 17.

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VUCast Extra: Giant engineering lab tests begin

Aug. 29, 2014—It's home for a giant helicopter, a Humvee and a wind tunnel. As Barb Cramer reports, this unique engineering lab is developing damage detection systems and finding other real-world solutions.

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Engineering graduate’s app catches Apple’s eye

Aug. 15, 2014—An engineering graduate’s app catches Apple’s eye

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