Vanderbilt Selected to Present at COP27
Sep. 26, 2022—Vanderbilt University has been selected to present in two venues at COP27. Vanderbilt researcher and VCCI Director Leah Dundon’s proposal on Vanderbilt’s ongoing research in marine shipping decarbonization will be presented as an official Side Event at COP27. The event will be held at the site of COP27, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, on November 15,...
VCCI Researchers Quoted in Maritime News
May. 2, 2022—The Waterways Journal Weekly, one of the main journals focused on the US maritime sector, posted an editorial which included the work of VCCI researchers. The article can be found following this link: link
Three PhD engineering students win prestigious Eisenhower transportation fellowships
Feb. 23, 2022— Three Vanderbilt civil engineering Ph.D. students have received prestigious Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships. The fellows, Yanbing Wang, Matthew Nice, and Madeline Allen, were selected through a competitive process that included university panels and a national selection panel. With this award the Vanderbilt students were honored at the Transportation Research Board annual conference...
Vanderbilt students attend COP26 to observe climate diplomacy in action
Feb. 7, 2022—Follow the link to see the recent Vanderbilt News post regarding Vanderbilt student experience at COP26! Click here: (Link)
VCCI director Leah Dundon speaks to the press from COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland
Nov. 12, 2021—VCCI director Dr Leah A Dundon was interviewed by numerous press outlets regarding recent decisions taken at the international climate change negotiations, and the role of youth in this year’s negotiations. Dr. Dundon teaches an interdisciplinary course on climate change and engages students at the international meetings. Link to the interview here: (link).
Vanderbilt Graduate Students Present at COP26
Nov. 5, 2021— Two Vanderbilt University Graduate Civil Engineering students presented at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. The students presented at a press event discussing the YEAH Network and the importance of student/youth engagement regarding climate change. The link to view the event can be seen here (link). More information regarding the event can be found...
Vanderbilt Students Attend COP26
Nov. 5, 2021—Vanderbilt Students traveled to Glasgow, Scotland to participate in the international climate change negotiations. The trip involved two Engineering graduate students, and twelve undergraduate students. All twelve undergraduate students were a part of the honors seminar, Climate Change and the Global Response: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective.
Vanderbilt part of an NSF-supported multi-university, international coalition to present an Exhibit at COP26
Sep. 17, 2021—See the press release at the following link: Draft Press Release COP Exhibit
Report: Motivating Local Climate Adaptation and Strengthening Resilience: Making Local Data Trusted, Useful, and Used
Aug. 23, 2021—Local communities are already experiencing dire effects caused by climate change that are expected to increase in frequency, intensity, duration, and type. Public concern about climate-related challenges is increasing, available information and resources on climate risks are expanding, and cities across the country and the globe are developing approaches to and experience with measures for...