School of Engineering Archives
Mar. 9, 2017—Xiang Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering and the Ernest S. Kuh Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Monday, March 27.
Mar. 6, 2017—The first total solar eclipse to sweep across the United States in 99 years will occur on Aug. 21, with Nashville in its direct path. The Office of the Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs, in partnership with a variety of internal and external partners, including Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, is coordinating a series of student competitions, curricular and co-curricular programs, and special events to celebrate.
Feb. 23, 2017—Three teams from Vanderbilt will compete for the Hult Prize, an international social entrepreneurship competition dubbed “the Nobel Prize for students.” These teams will advance to the next round of competition in hopes of winning a $1 million prize in start-up funds to launch their project.
Feb. 13, 2017—Six new courses, ranging from the impact of African music on politics to the interdisciplinary applications of virtual reality to big data methods for smart city development, are among the second set of University Courses to be offered at Vanderbilt University.
Feb. 6, 2017—The 2017 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from across the university.
Jan. 26, 2017—A civil engineering professor who develops tools that improve infrastructure systems’ reliability and recovery from disasters like hurricanes and floods has received the inaugural Littlejohn Dean Faculty Fellowship.
Jan. 19, 2017—Vanderbilt's new trans-institutional undergraduate business minor will launch this fall, following approval by the four undergraduate schools and the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Jan. 12, 2017—Researchers in the Schools of Medicine and Engineering at Vanderbilt University have discovered a proteomic “signature” from the airways of heavy smokers that could lead to better risk assessment and perhaps new ways to stop lung cancer before it starts.
Dec. 16, 2016—Vanderbilt University has received a transformational $20 million gift from a donor-advised fund of alumnus and Board of Trust Vice Chairman-Elect Jeffrey Rothschild and his wife Marieke that will accelerate ongoing development of its residential colleges program, College Halls.
Dec. 13, 2016—Vanderbilt School of Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.
Nov. 25, 2016—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this year.