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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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Ben Folds featured at ‘Music and Mind’ symposium

May. 28, 2014—Ben Folds is featured at “Music and the Mind,” a free symposium sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute June 12.

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Founder’s Medals awarded at Vanderbilt Commencement

May. 9, 2014—Top scholars from Vanderbilt's undergraduate and professional schools were honored with Founder’s Medals May 9, 2014.

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Kimberly Bryant, BE’89, featured as one of the CNN 10 visionary women

Mar. 26, 2014—CNN has recognized Kimberly Bryant, BE’89, and her efforts to teach black girls computer coding, in The CNN 10: Visionary Women. The list celebrates Women’s History Month by highlighting the efforts of 10 women “who are helping other women find success, self-esteem and sometimes a safe haven.”

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Giant helicopter arrives: First step for engineering lab

Mar. 18, 2014—The recent delivery of a giant military helicopter is the first step in creating a unique full-scale Vanderbilt engineering lab.

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Alumni Mentor Program gets high praise from distinguished pair

Mar. 6, 2014—A new program dedicated to fostering meaningful relationships between Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering students and university alumni through academic, professional and personal life experiences is paying dividends for one such pairing. Launched last fall, the VUSE Alumni Mentor Program is a reimagined mentorship structure requiring a yearlong commitment and regular one-on-one communication. Cardiologist Andre Churchwell, senior associate...

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Engineering Distinguished alumnus John Gass joins Canada’s Suncor Energy board

Feb. 13, 2014—John Gass, BE’74, former vice president of Chevron Corporation and former president of Chevron Gas and Midstream, has been appointed to the board of directors of Suncor Energy, Canada’s leading integrated energy company.

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Nissan is fan of grads’ fantasy football stock market game

Jan. 21, 2014—Combining their love of college football and knowledge of the New York Stock Exchange – and some savvy and sophisticated technological skills – Will Schreiber (BA ‘13, economics) and McArthur Gill (BE ’13, mechanical engineering) developed Stadium Stock Exchange during their final semester. In one year, the venture has seen its stock rise. Schreiber had the notion...

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Young alumna’s passions fuel sustainable solutions globally

Jan. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt alumna Leslie Labruto’s early career trajectory illustrates just how many ways a young civil environmental engineer can accommodate both her heart’s leaning and her tangible talents – in as many places as possible. Before she graduated from the School of Engineering in 2011, Leslie’s studies and service work had already taken her to Argentina,...

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