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Spring 2010 Category

Interdisciplinary Team Earns Gates Foundation Award

Apr. 28, 2010—Professor of Biomedical Engineering Rick Haselton and Associate Professor of Chemistry David Wright have received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to research the development of a simple, low-cost diagnostic test for malaria. Haselton and Wright propose using nanoparticles and chemistry to develop a malaria infection test suitable...

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Spring 2010 Vanderbilt Engineering

Apr. 28, 2010—Volume 51, Number 1, spring 2010 Editor – Nancy Wise Designer – Chris Collins Assistant Art Director – Michael Smeltzer Art Director – Donna Pritchett Contributors – Joanne L. Beckham (BA’62), Brenda Ellis, Mardy Fones, Becky Green, David Kosson, Laura Miller, Sandy Smith, Fiona Soltes, Susan Starcher, Mary Ellen Crowley Ternes (BE’84), Jennifer Zehnder Photography – Neil Brake, Tom Cherrey, Kerry...

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What is Coal Ash?

Apr. 28, 2010—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.

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Champions for the Pursuit of Dreams

Apr. 28, 2010—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.

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Student Developer Draws Sales with iPhone Apps

Apr. 28, 2010—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.

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More Than 45 Years of Doing It Right

Apr. 28, 2010—Mary Jean Morris isn’t predicting how long it’ll take her to clean out her office. After all, she had a long time to settle into it. Morris retired from her position as research associate with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering on December 31, 2009, after just over 45 years at Vanderbilt—41 of those...

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Professor Outlines Defense, Software Challenges in Capitol Hill Briefing

Apr. 28, 2010—Douglas C. Schmidt, professor of computer science and associate chair of computer science and engineering, was one of three researchers invited to speak at a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by the congressional R&D Caucus in Washington, D.C. Schmidt, also a senior research scientist at Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems, discussed the complex issues involved...

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Students Work for Clean Water

Apr. 28, 2010—From left, first-year mechanical engineering student Bailie Borchers, junior civil engineering majors Leslie Labruto and Jessica Canfora and senior mechanical engineering major John Barrere participated in an Engineers Without Borders project in Llanchama, Peru, over winter break. The students educated the villagers on the importance of clean water treatment and worked to survey and set...

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Unforgettable – Karl B. Schnelle Jr.

Apr. 28, 2010—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.

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Fleetwood Honored With Olin Henry Landreth Chair in Engineering

Apr. 28, 2010—Daniel M. Fleetwood, professor of electrical engineering, has been named the Olin Henry Landreth Chair in Engineering by Vanderbilt University and the School of Engineering. This is a new chair within the school, made possible by a gift from an anonymous donor. Landreth was Vanderbilt’s first professor of engineering and its first dean of engineering....

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