spring 2010

Ask an EngineerSpring 2010

What is Coal Ash?

The term “coal ash” has been in the media a lot in the past year. Vanderbilt Engineering asked a School of Engineering research team to explain the term and tell us why it is important.

ImpactSpring 2010

Champions for the Pursuit of Dreams

Doug Davis says he felt he was already a rich man when he left the School of Engineering in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a job at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard near San Francisco, Calif.

On CampusSpring 2010

Student Developer Draws Sales with iPhone Apps

One of the hottest new electronic mediums for visual artists comes from a Vanderbilt University School of Engineering student who says he has no artistic skills himself.

Spring 2010Unforgettable

Unforgettable – Karl B. Schnelle Jr.

The idea of asking for help never occurred to me. But fortunately, Professor Karl Schnelle has always had a way of ignoring walls like that and helping students get past them, too.

Just the FactsSpring 2010

Patented Success

If it doesn’t exist or it needs improvement, invent and innovate. These are just a few Vanderbilt University School of Engineering alumni who did just that.

In the FieldSpring 2010

Quest for Knowledge Spurs Nanotechnology Entrepreneur Karen Buechler

Curiosity led Karen Raska Buechler, BE’94, to Vanderbilt University School of Engineering for a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and on to graduate school in Colorado for her master’s and doctorate.

GivingSpring 2010

Celebrating Alumni and the Impact of the School of Engineering

More than 250 alumni, parents and friends turned out for the 2009 Engineering Celebration Dinner in October to commemorate the life-long impact of a Vanderbilt engineering education.

Honors and AwardsSpring 2010

Honors and Awards

Julie Adams, Gautam Biswas, Benoit Dawant, W. Wesley Eckenfelder, Aniruddha Gokhale, Xenofon Koutsoukos, Clare McCabe, G. Kane Jennings, Yuan Xue…