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Study habits author, NSBE leader to speak at Engineers Week Feb. 20

Feb. 17, 2020—As a part of National Engineers Week at Vanderbilt Feb. 17-21, Karl Reid, author and executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers, will talk about effective study habits at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Jacobs Believed In Me Auditorium, Featheringill Hall 134. A reception at 5 p.m. in Adams Atrium follows the lecture.

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U.S. competitiveness among topics discussed during Fauchet’s visit to Capitol Hill

Feb. 17, 2020—United States competitiveness, workforce development and university partnerships were the topics of interest for Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of the School of Engineering, and members and staff of the Tennessee congressional delegation earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

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GPS co-creator is E-Week speaker at School of Engineering

Feb. 13, 2020—Hugo Fruehauf, the chief engineer for design and development of the Global Positioning System and its atomic clocks, will visit the School of Engineering as part of 2020 National Engineers Week events Feb. 17-21.

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Kidambi receives NSF Early Career Award to support atomically thin membrane research

Jan. 31, 2020—Piran Kidambi has received a 2020 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. The five-year, $500,000 grant—"Deconstructing Proton Transport through Atomically Thin Membranes"—begins July 1, 2020.

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‘Molecular Physics’ honors Cummings as a ‘scientific force’ over four decades

Jan. 31, 2020—While others may have opened somewhat traditional gifts during the 2019 holiday season, Peter Cummings received an extraordinary one: a singular issue of "Molecular Physics" honoring him on his 65th birthday and recognizing him as “a constantly innovating scientific force” in molecular theory and molecular simulation for more than four decades.

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Five graduate students named Eisenhower Fellows

Jan. 29, 2020—Five engineering Ph.D. students have received prestigious Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships, and one of them has been named the top Eisenhower Fellow in the United States.

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Engineering’s Hall Lecture will discuss ‘shapeshifting’ next-generation materials Feb. 12

Jan. 29, 2020—University of Michigan distinguished professor Sharon Glotzer will discuss "Engineering Colloidal Matter and the Entropic Bond" at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Featheringill Hall's Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium. Her talk is the School of Engineering’s spring 2020 John R. and Donna S. Hall Lecture.

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Five Vanderbilt alumni named to 2020 ‘Forbes’ 30 under 30

Jan. 6, 2020—Five Vanderbilt alumni have been selected for the 2020 Forbes “30 Under 30.” The list highlights “600 revolutionaries in 20 industries changing the course—and the face—of business and society.”

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Seeing the unseen: Vanderbilt science hub helps set a standard for innovative microbiome research, education

Dec. 19, 2019—The Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative is receiving attention for its role as a standard bearer for other microbiome programs, thanks to a new article on the importance and emergence of microbiome centers – academic hubs of microbiome-related research.

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Music takes engineering major into the lab and across the country

Dec. 18, 2019—When biomedical engineering major Brett Koolik first started learning piano as a child, he wasn't motivated solely by his love of music. He also wanted to figure out how a piano works.

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Vanderbilt mechanical engineers earn top materials research awards

Dec. 17, 2019—Mechanical engineering professor Kelsey Hatzell received the Nelson “Buck” Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy, and Rachel Carter, PhD’17, received the MRS Postdoctoral Award at the Dec. 6 meeting of the Materials Research Society held in Boston.

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Vanderbilt rocketeers invited to special NASA Artemis unveiling day

Dec. 13, 2019—Five mechanical engineering seniors got a rare, up-close look at the core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket that will help power the first Artemis mission to the Moon.

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