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Mahadevan wins SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Mar. 30, 2016—Engineering professor Sankaran Mahadevan has been named as the Vanderbilt recipient of the 2016 SEC Faculty Achievement Award. The award is given annually to a professor at each of the SEC's 14 member schools.

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Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management jumps five spots in ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Mar. 16, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management jumped five spots to No. 22 to score its highest ranking yet on a list of top graduate business schools in the nation compiled by "U.S. News & World Report."

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Glencliff High sweeps ASCE bridge competition in 7 of last 8 years

Mar. 1, 2016—Glencliff High School has won the American Society of Civil Engineers bridge-building competition for the seventh time in the last eight years, with Glencliff students taking first, second and third places in the contest held at Vanderbilt's Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability for the second consecutive year.

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School of Engineering recognizes students in athletics, Army and Navy ROTC

Mar. 1, 2016—For a third year, Dean Philippe Fauchet honored engineering student-athletes and Army and Navy ROTC students with a special dinner at the University Club, where they heard from alumni Perry Wallace and Sandra Cochran.

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The Power of the Peanut: Nutritional Supplement Serves Vital Need for Malnourished Children in Guatemala

Feb. 29, 2016—Malnutrition is defined as a lack of food and calories. But really, it’s a symptom of far more profound problems. “The real causes of malnutrition are poverty and inequality,” says Ted Fischer, professor of anthropology and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies. For the past five years, Fischer has worked with Steve...

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Hannah Chung – Empathy-driven design: Creating something meaningful

Feb. 25, 2016—Hannah Chung delivers the spring 2016 Chambers Family Entrepreneurial Lectureship at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. Hannah is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Sproutel, the creator of Jerry the Bear – a platform to engage children in play-based healthcare education. Sproutel has been recognized as one of 32 companies representing diversity in...

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First Vanderbilt Giving Day set for April 21

Feb. 22, 2016—The first-ever Vanderbilt Giving Day, planned for April 21, will be a 24-hour campaign that draws alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and fans together to advance the mission of the university.

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Engineering school announces 2016 alumni honorees, distinguished friend

Feb. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt engineering alumni Kendall Card and Perry E. Wallace Jr. will be inducted into the School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni at a special event in April. S. Shankar Sastry will be inducted as a member of the school’s Circle of Distinguished Friends.

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Vanderbilt Engineering research project on Cubesat

Jan. 14, 2016—A satellite carrying a Vanderbilt research project is now flying in space. The research payload, built by a Vanderbilt engineering team, is the first of its kind. Barb Cramer reports the lift-off was spectacular.

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Anatomy of a microscopic wood chipper: New observations reveal how an individual cellulase enzyme operates

Dec. 10, 2015—Biomolecular engineers at Vanderbilt University have obtained the most detailed measurements ever made of the behavior of an individual cellulase enzyme as it decomposes cellulose, the most plentiful polymer on the planet. Improved understanding of how cellulases work could be the key to producing advanced biofuels that can replace gasoline for powering vehicles.

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Rocky Mountain Hi-Tech: Vanderbilt Helps Build a Sustainable City

Oct. 23, 2015—Situated 20 miles southwest of Denver, and nestled between two state parks that offer stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, Sterling Ranch doesn’t look like much now. But during the next 20 years, the five-square-mile, $4.3 billion planned community will take shape as a futuristic city.

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VU students learn about federal STEM issues and advocacy in Washington, D.C.

Oct. 20, 2015—For the second year in a row, Vanderbilt students came to Washington, D.C., to participate in a two-day workshop designed to introduce them to federal issues and advocacy related to science, technology, engineering and math.

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