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Simaan honored as IEEE fellow for robotics advancements

Dec. 9, 2019—Nabil Simaan, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elevated to fellow by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The award recognizes Simaan for contributions to dexterous continuum robotics for surgery.

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Anita Mahadevan-Jansen elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 4, 2019—Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering and director of the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.

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Revamped civil engineering curriculum ignites students’ passions

Nov. 14, 2019—Members of the Class of 2020 will be the first civil engineering students to graduate under a revamped curriculum, designed to engage students early by combining hands-on projects with big-picture thinking. 

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Tissue engineering expert to deliver Hall Lecture on lessons from use of biomaterials in surgery

Nov. 14, 2019—Jennifer Elisseeff, an expert in tissue engineering who recently received the prestigious NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, will deliver a public talk on Monday, Nov. 18, about lessons learned from biomaterials used in orthopedics and plastic surgery.

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Art-themed, 36-hour hackathon will draw hundreds of students to Vanderbilt Nov. 1-3

Oct. 31, 2019—VandyHacks VI will engage more than 550 students from Vanderbilt and schools in the South and Midwest for a 36-hour, art-themed invention marathon beginning Friday evening on Nov. 1 and ending on Sunday, Nov. 3.

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Webinar: ‘Building Relationships for Federal Research Funding’ Nov. 15

Oct. 31, 2019—A special faculty webinar, “Building Relationships for Federal Research Funding,” is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Baker Building, Room 800C. Remote viewing is available with advanced registration.

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Vanderbilt team wins $1M in DARPA spectrum challenge finale

Oct. 31, 2019—Vanderbilt's MarmotE team placed second and won $1 million in the 2019 DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge.

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VU team to compete in live DARPA spectrum challenge championship

Oct. 22, 2019—A team led by Vanderbilt research scientist Peter Volgyesi will compete in the live championship round of the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge at the Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The first, second and third place winners will walk away with $2 million, $1 million, and $750,000 in prizes, respectively.

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Soldiers partner with Vanderbilt engineers to create new model for innovation

Oct. 21, 2019—Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and researchers at Vanderbilt's School of Engineering are building a partnership to identify and solve tactical problems with soldier-inspired solutions.

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VU engineers lead $1M NSF pilot to develop tech for workforce inclusion of people with autism

Oct. 16, 2019—A Vanderbilt mechanical engineering professor is leading an ambitious pilot project that will develop prototypes of new AI-based technology and tools to train, connect and support people with autism spectrum disorders in finding jobs and succeeding in the workforce.

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NSF funds Vanderbilt graduate trainee program to develop workplace innovations for those with autism

Sep. 11, 2019—A $3 million NSF grant will establish a new graduate program to train students focused on innovations connecting workforce needs to the talents of neurodiverse individuals.

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Identity-based centers and offices move to Office for Inclusive Excellence

Aug. 14, 2019—Four Vanderbilt identity-based centers and offices are now under the umbrella of the Office for Inclusive Excellence. The move is designed to elevate their mission and expand their impact.

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