Engineers work unobtrusively across the street from the Rhinestone Wedding Chapel, Bobby’s Idle Hour bar and recording studios in Nashville, breaking out of the traditional boundaries of computer research at Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) right in the heart of the city’s Music Row. “In a way it’s synergistic,” says Janos Sztipanovits, E. Bronson Ingram Distinguished Professor of Engineering.
History remembers Cornelius Vanderbilt as a businessman—the first to be compared to the medieval German robber barons, and a man popularly called the Commodore for ownership of a steamship fleet. But he deserved another title as well: engineer.
it was 125 years ago that the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering was established. Today, the school is planning a yearlong quasquicentennial celebration with special commemorative events on campus and stories in Vanderbilt Engineering magazine during the 2011-2012 academic year.
Matt Lang is fascinated by how things work. …Lang works at the crossroads of engineering and biology, exploring how human cells work on the single-molecule level. He has combined his passion for building with curiosity about the mechanics of cells.
The teamwork engineers are known for was key to helping Vanderbilt—and the School of Engineering—successfully raise more than $1.75 billion in the historic Shape the Future campaign.
As a student, Cam Chalmers, BS’98, created an online study tool that he tried to turn in as an engineering class project. The instructor rejected it. So Chalmers turned it into a multi-million dollar company.
James H. Clarke has been elected to the executive committee of the American Nuclear Society’s Decommissioning, Decontamination and Reutilization Division. … Dean and Professor of Electrical Engineering Kenneth F. Galloway has been named to the Academy of Fellows of the American Society for Engineering Education. …
Although the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering was established in 1886, this cornerstone marked construction for the school’s first building, the Mechanical Engineering building …