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Celebration honors 11 endowed chair holders

May. 2, 2017—The extraordinary academic achievements of 11 faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized during a celebration April 27 at the Student Life Center.

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University Courses program wraps up successful first year

May. 1, 2017—Students participating in the first University Courses gave the initiative high marks, noting that the cross-campus curriculum created unique opportunities for students to tackle important subjects.

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Fauchet reappointed dean of School of Engineering

Apr. 27, 2017—Philippe Fauchet has been reappointed as dean of the School of Engineering for a five-year term, beginning July 1.

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Class of 2017: Michael Umenta develops an app to help conference-goers connect

Apr. 26, 2017—Senior Michael Umenta, a computer science major, has a tough decision to make. Does he accept the software engineering job at Google, or does he partner with friends to launch a startup?

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Students recognized for eye-catching data visualizations

Apr. 20, 2017—Blake Quigley and Ben Shapiro received first-place awards in a student visualization competition that was held in conjunction with the "Places and Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibition on campus.

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Former football player, engineering alumnus receives National Science Foundation award

Apr. 19, 2017—Bara Cola, who went from equipment manager to starting fullback as a Vanderbilt undergraduate, has distinguished himself among the nation's top young engineers and researchers since his Commodore playing days. Last week, the National Science Foundation named Cola as an Alan T. Waterman Award recipient.

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WiseWear CEO discusses marriage of tech and fashion on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Apr. 12, 2017—Alumnus Jerry Wilmink discusses with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Wilmink's journey from engineer to entrepreneur and the deeply personal reason he launched his company.

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Rocketeers a step closer to fifth national title after near-perfect launch

Apr. 10, 2017—Vanderbilt rocketeers are a step closer to defending their fifth straight national title after a successful launch at the 2017 NASA Student Launch competition April 8 at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama.

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Six recognized during Spring Faculty Assembly

Apr. 7, 2017—Six faculty members were recognized for their teaching, research and service at the annual Spring Faculty Assembly April 6.

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Three students named Goldwater Scholars for 2017

Apr. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt students Lauren Branscombe, Joshua Fleck and David Zhang have been recognized in this year’s Goldwater Scholars competition. They are among a group of 240 scholars selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,286 mathematics, science and engineering students nationwide.

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Clark Charitable Foundation makes $15M gift to establish Clark Scholars Program at School of Engineering

Apr. 5, 2017—A visionary $15 million gift from the Clark Charitable Foundation to Vanderbilt University will establish the Clark Scholars Program at the School of Engineering.

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Journey of an engineer turned entrepreneur: WiseWear CEO disrupts wearables market

Apr. 4, 2017—Jerry Wilmink traces his journey from research associate at the Air Force Research Laboratory to founder and CEO of WiseWear, a wearable technology company. WiseWear offers a line of luxury smart bracelets with standard fitness features and added safety features like phone notifications and distress messaging in urgent situations. Wilmink earned his bachelor’s, master’s and...

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