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Fall 2009 Vanderbilt Engineering

Posted by on Friday, September 11, 2009 in Fall 2009, Staff.

Volume 50, Number 2, Fall 2009


Editor, Nancy Wise

Designer, Chris Collins

Assistant Art Director, Michael Smeltzer

Art Director, Donna Pritchett

Contributors, Joanne L. Beckham, BA’62, Brenda Ellis, Mardy Fones, Jennifer Johnston, Lydia Park, Fiona Soltes, Susan Starcher, DeWitt Thompson V, BS’95, Jennifer Zehnder

Photography, Neil Brake, Daniel Dubois, Steve Green, Jenny Mandeville, John Russell

Web Edition Design and Development, Lacy Tite



Dean, Kenneth F. Galloway

Senior Associate Dean, K. Arthur Overholser

Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, David M. Bass

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, George E. Cook

Associate Dean for Outreach, Stacy S. Klein

Information Officer, Brenda Ellis

Visit the School of Engineering on the Web at

Reach the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering by phone at (615) 322-2762.

Mail address
2301 Vanderbilt Place
PMB 351826
Nashville, TN 37235-1826

Vanderbilt Engineering, the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering magazine, is published twice yearly in cooperation with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations Communications for alumni, parents of current students, faculty, and other friends of the School of Engineering. Editorial offices are located in the Loews Vanderbilt Office Complex, 2100 West End Ave., Suite 820, Nashville, TN 37203.

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Please send news items and changes of address to the editor at: PMB 407703, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-7703.

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. © 2009 Vanderbilt University