From the Dean Category
Oct. 13, 2011—This issue of Vanderbilt Engineering marks the beginning of a yearlong observation of the quasquicentennial of the School of Engineering—our 125th anniversary. To commemorate, T.J. Stiles, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, wrote “Vanderbilt was an Engineer” for this issue.
Sep. 17, 2010—Engineers are, and will be, critical contributors to any sustainable economic upturn. They invent, they design, they turn new ideas into marketable products. The NAE’s 14 Grand Challenges have been broadcast across the engineering community for more than two years now. There is evidence that some of the challenges — energy, sustainability, health care and...
Sep. 11, 2009—What skills will American engineers need in a very rapidly changing world? How many engineers are needed and where will they be located? What are our responsibilities in providing an education that shapes careers that may last more than 40 years?