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Student Recognized for Virtual Work

Junior Erin McManus, a computer science and mathematics major, was a finalist in the 2011 Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition. McManus was honored for research she conducted on avatars (computer users’ representations of themselves in a computer game or other electronic environment) at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (MPI) in […]

Major Emphasis

Undergraduate Enrollment by Department, Fall 2009 Legend: BME—Biomedical Engineering CEE—Civil and Environmental Engineering ChBE—Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering EECS—Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ES—Engineering Science ME—Mechanical Engineering

Reaction to Reactor Photo?

We’re still seeking the names of those pictured in the spring 2010 “A Look Back” article. Bob Smith, BE’63, identified one alumnus, but we still want to know the others. Email engineering.magazine@vanderbilt.edu if you can help. From left, they are Lewis E. Akin (BE’59, MS’60), Professor John Dunlap (BE’53, MS’56), unknown, Professor Waverly Graham, unknown, […]

Newly Tenured, New Year

Seven faculty members started the fall semester with new titles after being promoted to associate professor with tenure. They are Julie Adams, computer science and computer engineering; Eric Barth, mechanical engineering; Franz Baudenbacher, biomedical engineering; Aniruddha Gokhale, electrical engineering and computer science; Deyu Li, mechanical engineering; William Robinson, electrical engineering and computer engineering; and Florence […]

Great Research IDEAS Receive University Funds

Vanderbilt University believes its faculty produce breakthrough research that can advance society — and it’s backing them with its own money. A new program, Innovation and Discovery in Engineering And Science (IDEAS), will provide a one-time investment of more than $3 million in institutional funds to faculty researchers, 11 of whom are from the School […]

National Center for Health Care Security Relies on Vanderbilt Team

A new national center established to secure the privacy of electronic health information will rely on experience and work from Vanderbilt engineers and medical researchers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced the creation of a new center for health information and privacy. The SHARPS center will focus on three specific subjects: […]

Interdisciplinary Team Earns Gates Foundation Award

Professor of Biomedical Engineering Rick Haselton and Associate Professor of Chemistry David Wright have received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to research the development of a simple, low-cost diagnostic test for malaria. Haselton and Wright propose using nanoparticles and chemistry to develop a malaria infection test suitable […]

More Than 45 Years of Doing It Right

Mary Jean Morris isn’t predicting how long it’ll take her to clean out her office. After all, she had a long time to settle into it. Morris retired from her position as research associate with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering on December 31, 2009, after just over 45 years at Vanderbilt—41 of those […]

Professor Outlines Defense, Software Challenges in Capitol Hill Briefing

Douglas C. Schmidt, professor of computer science and associate chair of computer science and engineering, was one of three researchers invited to speak at a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by the congressional R&D Caucus in Washington, D.C. Schmidt, also a senior research scientist at Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems, discussed the complex issues involved […]

Students Work for Clean Water

From left, first-year mechanical engineering student Bailie Borchers, junior civil engineering majors Leslie Labruto and Jessica Canfora and senior mechanical engineering major John Barrere participated in an Engineers Without Borders project in Llanchama, Peru, over winter break. The students educated the villagers on the importance of clean water treatment and worked to survey and set […]