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.
Mark Reuss, BE’86, was named president of GM North America in December 2009, becoming second in command of one of the auto industry’s largest and most prominent companies. Reuss, a mechanical engineering grad, started with GM in 1983 as a student intern.
Can the world burn fossil fuels for energy in a way that doesn’t contribute to global warming? What can be done to protect people from the release of toxic chemicals? How would NASA care for a sick astronaut during long-duration space explorations like a manned mission to Mars?
Like other engineers, Philip Reitinger, BE’84, has made a career of building bridges. But the divide that he has spanned is between corporations and government and between technology and policy.
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 […]
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 […]
I grew up surrounded by engineers. My father and one uncle were civil engineers. Another uncle was a mining engineer, and another was a road builder. It wasn’t much of a surprise in 1959 when I enrolled as an engineering student at Vanderbilt.
A.B. Bonds, Peter Cummings, Douglas H. Fisher, Haoxiang Luo, E. Duco Jansen, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, David Kosson…
July 1, 2009–June 30, 2010 Many of the School of Engineering’s most dedicated donors belong to the Fred J. Lewis Society. Established more than 30 years ago, the Lewis Society honors the legacy of Dean Fred J. Lewis. Under his leadership from 1933 to 1959, the school enjoyed an upsurge in enrollment, expansion of facilities […]
Returning World War II veterans swelled enrollment at Vanderbilt, particularly in the School of Engineering. VUSE’s enrollment went from a wartime low of 158 in 1943-44 to 574 students in 1945-46. It reached a then-record high of 821 undergraduates in 1948-1949. A report to the Board of Trust stated, “Naturally, classrooms and laboratories have been […]