fall 2010

Fall 2010Impact

A Maxim to Live By

Learn, earn, return. Civil engineer Sam McCleskey, BE’51, has made that phrase his philosophy for every stage of his adult life. That dictum, combined with McCleskey’s success, has in turn made an enduring difference in the lives of students in the School of Engineering.
McCleskey began the learn phase of his adult life when he arrived [...]

Fall 2010On Campus

Six Awards in Three Years are SMART

A U.S. Department of Defense program has top engineering and science students all over the country competing for a select few scholarships — and Vanderbilt Engineering students have claimed six of them in three years.
The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program provides full tuition, book fees, health benefits, paid summer [...]

Fall 2010Unforgettable

Unforgettable — Peter G. Hoadley

I grew up surrounded by engineers. My father and one uncle were civil engineers. Another uncle was a mining engineer, and another was a road builder. It wasn’t much of a surprise in 1959 when I enrolled as an engineering student at Vanderbilt.

Fall 2010Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

A.B. Bonds, Peter Cummings, Douglas H. Fisher, Haoxiang Luo, E. Duco Jansen, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, David Kosson…

Fall 2010Giving

The Fred J. Lewis Society

July 1, 2009–June 30, 2010  
Many of the School of Engineering’s most dedicated donors belong to the Fred J. Lewis Society. Established more than 30 years ago, the Lewis Society honors the legacy of Dean Fred J. Lewis. Under his leadership from 1933 to 1959, the school enjoyed an upsurge in enrollment, expansion of facilities and [...]

A Look BackFall 2010

A Look Back

Returning World War II veterans swelled enrollment at Vanderbilt, particularly in the School of Engineering. VUSE’s enrollment went from a wartime low of 158 in 1943-44 to 574 students in 1945-46. It reached a then-record high of 821 undergraduates in 1948-1949.
A report to the Board of Trust stated, “Naturally, classrooms and laboratories have been crowded, [...]