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Fall 2011 Category

Our Engineering Education Past . . . and Future

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.

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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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It Took a Team

Oct. 13, 2011—The teamwork engineers are known for was key to helping Vanderbilt—and the School of Engineering—successfully raise more than $1.75 billion in the historic Shape the Future campaign.

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Fall 2011 Cover

Oct. 12, 2011—With model-integrated computing as its core, ISIS develops advances that impact aerospace to education and health care to defense.

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Building on 125 Years

Oct. 12, 2011—it was 125 years ago that the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering was established. Today, the school is planning a yearlong quasquicentennial celebration with special commemorative events on campus and stories in Vanderbilt Engineering magazine during the 2011-2012 academic year.

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Impact

Oct. 12, 2011—Engineers work unobtrusively across the street from the Rhinestone Wedding Chapel, Bobby’s Idle Hour bar and recording studios in Nashville, breaking out of the traditional boundaries of computer research at Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) right in the heart of the city’s Music Row. “In a way it’s synergistic,” says Janos Sztipanovits, E. Bronson Ingram Distinguished Professor of Engineering.

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Material Research

Oct. 12, 2011—Çağlar Oskay is an expert in failure and that makes him—and his work—a success. ...

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Lessons Learned

Oct. 12, 2011—As a student, Cam Chalmers, BS’98, created an online study tool that he tried to turn in as an engineering class project. The instructor rejected it. So Chalmers turned it into a multi-million dollar company.

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Cell Mechanic

Oct. 12, 2011—Matt Lang is fascinated by how things work. ...Lang works at the crossroads of engineering and biology, exploring how human cells work on the single-molecule level. He has combined his passion for building with curiosity about the mechanics of cells.

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