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