Vanderbilt researchers working at the smallest scale celebrate a huge milestone this year. The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE), seeded from a university-funded $16 million venture capital fund initiative, celebrates its 10th anniversary in December.
When Bob Pitz studies a problem, it really is rocket science. Vanderbilt’s combustion expert, Robert W. Pitz, professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, explores ways to make aircraft and rocket engines burn more efficiently, safely and powerfully for clients that include NASA and the United States Air Force.
When Ralph Gates enrolled in the Vanderbilt School of Engineering in 1941, World War II was raging in Europe and Japan was marching across the Pacific. The 17-year-old Nashville native knew he would enlist when he turned 18.
NFL pro Jonathan Goff, BE’07, makes connections between engineering concepts and offensive lines.
Gaining a global perspective of engineering was important to Amanda Chen, but it wasn’t the engineering junior’s only reason for spending a semester in Hong Kong.
One of the School of Engineering’s landmark buildings, Olin Hall, recently benefited from a $1 million-plus interior renovation.
E. Duco Jansen, professor of biomedical engineering, was elected into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows.
In April, 1973, Garland at Highland Avenue resounded with the sound of construction as the School of Engineering’s new Olin Hall rose.
After 43 years, Frank Parker is cleaning out his office and moving on to new adventures.
The 2010 Engineering Celebration Dinner attracted more than 250 alumni, parents and friends in October.