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Digest – Spring 2012

May. 22, 2012—  Philippe Fauchet Named New Dean of School of Engineering Philippe M. Fauchet, a recognized leader in research, teaching and innovation currently at the University of Rochester, will become dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering on July 1. Fauchet, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and chair of Rochester’s electrical and computer...

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Well-deserved and Well-done

Oct. 13, 2011—The School of Engineering celebrated the promotion of three faculty members to professor and one to associate professor at the final faculty meeting of the 2010-2011 academic year. G. Kane Jennings was promoted to professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Clare McCabe was promoted to professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Nilanjan Sarkar was...

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Computing … It’s Not Just for Computer Scientists and Engineers Anymore

Oct. 12, 2011—No matter what their field of scholarly pursuit, engineers and researchers need a common tool: scientific computing. To assist psychologists, sociologists, economists, biologists and others in the social, life and natural sciences develop the computer skills they need, the School of Engineering and College of Arts and Science has launched a new minor in scientific...

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Shooting Toward an Award

Oct. 10, 2011—What do you do after you earn an award from NASA? If you’re the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering team, you do it again. For the second year, the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club won the PayloadDesign Award in the NASA University Student Launch Initiative. Teams from 29 universities were charged with the design, construction and launch...

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Engineer on the Board

Oct. 10, 2011—Leslie Labruto, BE’11, has joined the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust as the 2011 Young Alumni Trustee. Young alumni trustees are elected by graduating and just-graduated seniors—engineering and nonengineering majors alike—to be their voice on the university’s governing board and serve as fully voting board members. Labruto majored in civil engineering and earned a double...

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John Gore Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Apr. 20, 2011—John C. Gore, Hertha Ramsey Cress Chair in Medicine and professor of biomedical engineering, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional honors in engineering. Gore was named to the academy for his contributions to the development and applications of magnetic resonance and other imaging techniques in...

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New Division Created

Apr. 20, 2011—Effective August 1, the school created the Division of General Engineering, which serves as an umbrella organization for the management of the engineering science major, engineering management minor and the first-year program. Christopher J. Rowe, assistant professor of the practice of engineering management, is serving as interim director of the division. In addition to these duties,...

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Getting a Charge Out of the Volt

Apr. 20, 2011—President of GM North America Mark Reuss, BE’86, and Chevrolet Volt director of design Bob Boniface, BA’87, pulled some strings to give engineering students a sneak peak at a preproduction Chevrolet Volt. Boniface, director of the E-Flex Design Studio at General Motors Corporation, drove the innovative extended-range electric vehicle from Detroit to Nashville in October....

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New Emeriti and New Faculty

Apr. 20, 2011—Three longtime professors have been honored with emeritus status by the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust. J. Michael Fitzpatrick is now emeritus professor of computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, radiology and radiological sciences, and neurological surgery. Frank L. Parker is now Distinguished Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, emeritus, and professor of civil...

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Introducing Associate Dean Paschal

Apr. 20, 2011—Cynthia Paschal, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been appointed associate dean. Her responsibilities include corporate outreach, study abroad and coordination of international activities for the dean’s office; Career Center liaison; course director for the new academic component of summer internships; and working with the School of Engineering’s Committee of Visitors. Paschal has been a...

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