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Fall 2010 Vanderbilt Engineering

Sep. 29, 2010—Volume 51, Number 2, fall 2010 Editor – Nancy Wise Designer – Chris Collins Assistant Art Director – Michael Smeltzer Art Director – Donna Pritchett Contributors – Joanne L. Beckham (BA’62), Brenda Ellis, Becky Green, James A. Johnson (BE’63, PhD’72), Jennifer Johnston, Jan Read, Sandy Smith, Susan Starcher, Jennifer Zehnder Photography – Daniel Dubois, Zach...

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Major Emphasis

Sep. 24, 2010—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

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Reaction to Reactor Photo?

Sep. 24, 2010—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,...

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Newly Tenured, New Year

Sep. 24, 2010—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...

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Great Research IDEAS Receive University Funds

Sep. 24, 2010—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...

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National Center for Health Care Security Relies on Vanderbilt Team

Sep. 24, 2010—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:...

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A Maxim to Live By

Sep. 24, 2010—Learn, earn, return. Civil engineer Sam McCleskey, BE’51, has made that phrase his philosophy for every stage of his adult life. That dictum, combined with McCleskey’s success, has in turn made an enduring difference in the lives of students in the School of Engineering. McCleskey began the learn phase of his adult life when he...

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Explorer of Light

Sep. 23, 2010—When people discover that Sharon Weiss works in optics, they often ask if she can fix their glasses.

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The Infinite to the Finite

Sep. 23, 2010—A professor from the Vanderbilt School of Engineering talks with a neurosurgeon in a hallway at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Their discussion fine-tunes ideas that the engineer takes forward in implementation.

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Six Awards in Three Years are SMART

Sep. 22, 2010—A U.S. Department of Defense program has top engineering and science students all over the country competing for a select few scholarships — and Vanderbilt Engineering students have claimed six of them in three years. The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program provides full tuition, book fees, health benefits, paid...

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