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Fall 2011 Category

Honors and Awards

Oct. 12, 2011—James H. Clarke has been elected to the executive committee of the American Nuclear Society’s Decommissioning, Decontamination and Reutilization Division. ... Dean and Professor of Electrical Engineering Kenneth F. Galloway has been named to the Academy of Fellows of the American Society for Engineering Education. ...

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Fall 2011 Vanderbilt Engineering

Oct. 12, 2011—Volume 52, Number 2, fall 2011 Editor – Nancy Wise Designer – Chris Collins Assistant Art Director – Michael Smeltzer Art Director – Donna Pritchett Contributors – Brenda Ellis, Mardy Fones, Becky Green, Jennifer Johnston, Teresa Rogers, Sandy Smith, T.J. Stiles, Cindy Thomsen, Gregory Tragitt (BE’78) Photography – Neil Brake, Daniel Dubois, Steve Green, Joe...

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Engineering’s True Cornerstone

Oct. 12, 2011—Although the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering was established in 1886, this cornerstone marked construction for the school’s first building, the Mechanical Engineering building ...

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Computing … It’s Not Just for Computer Scientists and Engineers Anymore

Oct. 12, 2011—No matter what their field of scholarly pursuit, engineers and researchers need a common tool: scientific computing. To assist psychologists, sociologists, economists, biologists and others in the social, life and natural sciences develop the computer skills they need, the School of Engineering and College of Arts and Science has launched a new minor in scientific...

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Unforgettable – K. Arthur Overholser

Oct. 12, 2011—In retrospect, I realize that the transport phenomena class I took from Dr. Overholser in my junior year truly rekindled my interest in chemical engineering. ...

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Vanderbilt was an Engineer

Oct. 11, 2011—History remembers Cornelius Vanderbilt as a businessman—the first to be compared to the medieval German robber barons, and a man popularly called the Commodore for ownership of a steamship fleet. But he deserved another title as well: engineer.

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Shooting Toward an Award

Oct. 10, 2011—What do you do after you earn an award from NASA? If you’re the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering team, you do it again. For the second year, the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club won the PayloadDesign Award in the NASA University Student Launch Initiative. Teams from 29 universities were charged with the design, construction and launch...

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Engineer on the Board

Oct. 10, 2011—Leslie Labruto, BE’11, has joined the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust as the 2011 Young Alumni Trustee. Young alumni trustees are elected by graduating and just-graduated seniors—engineering and nonengineering majors alike—to be their voice on the university’s governing board and serve as fully voting board members. Labruto majored in civil engineering and earned a double...

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