Spring 2012 Category
May. 22, 2012—First-rate faculty. Talented students. Innovative research. Professionalism. All are hallmarks of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering under the leadership of Dean Kenneth F. Galloway. As he prepares to return to teaching and research—and continues his role as a national leader in engineering education—Galloway sat down with Vanderbilt Engineering magazine to reflect on the School of Engineering’s past and look to the future.
May. 22, 2012—The threat of nuclear war with the Soviet Union and the fear of communism permeated America after WWII. Schoolchildren practiced bomb drills and families built shelters. With the nuclear arms race running full steam ahead, a Vanderbilt engineer helped make the Pershing missile key to U.S. defense.
May. 22, 2012—To celebrate our 125th year, we asked one alumnus from every decade since 1930 to tell us their Vanderbilt story: how they got here, what they studied, what college life was like. We also asked a current student to do the same as a representative of the 2010s.
May. 22, 2012—Members of the Fred J. Lewis Society and alumni returning to campus for Reunion Weekend watched as three outstanding alumni joined the ranks of the School of Engineering’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Robert G. Anderson, BE’65, John D. Gass, BE’74, and Thomas R. Walters, BE’76, were nominated and selected for induction based on their career achievements, service and character.
May. 22, 2012—With his tall stature, impeccable business attire, clean-shaven face and wizardly bald head, Professor George Cook might intimidate the unfamiliar student. However, as generations of fortunate students have discovered, interaction with Dean Cook is unforgettable.