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Spring 2012 Vanderbilt Engineering

Posted by on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Spring 2012, Staff.

On the cover: Commemorating 125 years of insight, innovation and impact at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. Art by Anderson Design Group, Inc./Spirit of Nashville. Illustration by Andy Gregg.

Volume 53, Number 1, Spring 2012

  • Editor – Nancy Wise
  • Designer – Chris Collins
  • Assistant Art Director – Michael Smeltzer
  • Art Director – Donna Pritchett
  • Contributors – Joanne L. Beckham (BA’62), Mary Elizabeth Copeland, Brenda Ellis, Becky Green, Daniel Hartman (BE’91, MS’93, PhD’99), Jennifer Johnston, Teresa Rogers, Sandy Smith, Cindy Thomsen
  • Photography – Neil Brake, Daniel Dubois, Joe Howell, Steve Green, John Russell
  • Web Edition Design and Development – Christopher Craig


  • 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 Finance and Administration – Janiece Harrison
  • Associate Dean – Cynthia Paschal
  • Director of Engineering Communications – Christopher J. Rowe
  • Senior Information Officer – Brenda Ellis

Reach the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering by phone at (615) 322-2762. Contact Engineering Development and Alumni Relations at PMB 401531, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-1531 or (615) 322-4934.

Visit the School of Engineering on the web at and Vanderbilt’s alumni publications at

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 at 2525 West End Avenue., Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37202. Phone: (615) 322-4624.

Send 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. ©2012 Vanderbilt University