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The Innovation of Autism: The newly endowed Frist Center for Autism and Innovation seeks to unlock unique talents

Feb. 19, 2019—The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation seeks to transform workplaces by developing new technologies based on the specific skills and talents of people with autism, effectively inspiring advances that can lead to meaningful employment and a fuller life.

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Disney-themed Engineers Week promotes importance of imagination

Feb. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt Engineers Week 2019, scheduled for Feb. 18-22, is spreading a little magic through more than a dozen activities during the annual five-day celebration of engineering education.

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Fauchet advocates for STEM education and federal research support

Feb. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt School of Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet was in Washington, D.C., last week to advocate for federal support of engineering education and research, in particular through partnerships with the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the departments of Energy and Defense.

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Nashville’s ‘Hidden Figure’ and pioneer for African American and women engineers dies

Feb. 1, 2019—Yvonne Young Clark was the first woman to earn a master’s degree in engineering management from Vanderbilt and the first woman to serve as a faculty member in the College of Engineering and Technology at Tennessee State University.

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Faculty selected as Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellows for fall 2019

Jan. 30, 2019—Hiba Baroud, Jeffrey Bennett and Suzana Herculano-Houzel have been named to the first cohort of the Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship, a semester-long program designed to expand Vanderbilt’s global reach by amplifying the impact of faculty academic research.

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Engineering and Science building recognized for green design

Jan. 17, 2019—The Engineering and Science Building has been awarded gold LEED status by the U.S. Green Building Council for its environmental and cost-saving green features.

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Clark Scholars honored at reception

Nov. 29, 2018—The first- and second-year cohorts of the A. James Clark Scholars at the School of Engineering met with members of the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation at a reception on Nov. 7.

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Exoskeleton developed at Vanderbilt University collects R&D 100 Award

Nov. 28, 2018—The R&D 100 Awards are an international competition that recognizes the 100 most exceptional innovations in science and technology from the past year.

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Phase change materials demonstrate promise in propagating photons for data transmission

Nov. 19, 2018—A team learned that the broad gradient in the infrared optical properties of vanadium dioxide, as it transitions from insulating to metallic, offers distinct implications for nanophotonics.

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Briefings on National Academies of Sciences sexual harassment study set for Nov. 26

Nov. 19, 2018—Recommendations from the national report “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine” will be presented on campus Nov. 26.

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What’s On My Mind: Keeping Vanderbilt moving

Nov. 14, 2018—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses MoveVU, the university's mobility strategy, and explores a critical question for Vanderbilt: How do we move our people?

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Vanderbilt University launches the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

Nov. 8, 2018—A $10 million gift from alumna Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, and husband William R. “Billy” Frist will endow a new center focused on supporting and developing the neurodiverse talents of individuals with autism at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering.

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