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Cloudy with a Chance of Solar Flares: Quantifying the Risk of Space Weather

Dr. Bharat Bhuva’s presentation at the 2017 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston, on Friday, February 17, has been gaining attention from online consumer electronics magazines. His presentation was quoted by Electronic Component News, in their article “Particles from Outer Space Are Wreaking Low-Grade Havoc On Personal Electronics.” Dr....... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2017 in Related News | Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments Off


NASA Sets Coverage Schedule for CubeSat Launch Events

Oct. 2, 2015 15-030AM NASA Sets Coverage Schedule for CubeSat Launch Events Thirteen NASA and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)-sponsored CubeSats are scheduled to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket Thursday, Oct. 8, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Prelaunch media briefings and launch commentary coverage will be carried live on NASA...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2015 in Events, News, Related News | Tags: , , Comments Off


After Fukushima, Vanderbilt researchers study radiation’s effects on robots

Original article source Robots simulating radiation damage (left) and normal function (right). After the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster, investigators used robots to determine the extent of the damage and begin cleaning up. The question is how well robots can stand up to that sort of radiation and whether the humans using them can count on...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 in News, Related News | Tags: , , , , Comments Off


Large University, Industry Team Analyzes Single Electron That Can Zap Technology

Original Article Source Paper first-authored by engineering graduate student wins IEEE Outstanding Conference Paper Award As phones and other electronics shrink in size, they’ve grown in capabilities and ubiquitousness. But, as semiconductors – the omnipresent and indispensable building blocks of the electronics and computer industries – get to the 28 to 45 nanometer feature size...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 16th, 2014 in News, Related News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments Off


Robot Evolution: Partnership Intensifies Between Vanderbilt Engineers, Physicians

Original Article Source From Bomb Disposal to Painless Colonoscopies, These Precocious Partners Boldly Go Where Man Prefers Not To By David F. Salisbury In the foreseeable future, robots will stick steerable needles in your brain to remove blood clots, and capsule robots will crawl up your colon to reduce the pain of colonoscopies. “Bionic” prosthetic...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 16th, 2014 in Related News | Tags: , , , , Comments Off


Collaboration Between Vanderbilt and Startup Femtometrix Leads to Exclusive Deal

Original Source Article An innovative wafer inspection tool developed by a team of Vanderbilt professors and engineers has been licensed exclusively to startup company Femtometrix. The semiconductor wafer-inspection technology based on laser optics was invented by Norman Tolk, Ph.D., professor of physics, Michael Alles, engineer for Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering, and Ron Schrimpf, Ph.D.,...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, June 28th, 2013 in Related News | Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off


EE Grad’s Cyborg Glove Wins Y Combinator’s First-Ever Hardware Hackathon in Silicon Valley

Original Article Source While the hackathon trend may be aging, Y Combinator – a well-known Silicon Valley incubator – freshened the concept by hosting a 12-hour “hardware” hackathon in late February at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Jack Minardi, a 2012 electrical engineering graduate, led a six-person team to victory in under 10 hours...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 in Related News | Tags: , , , , Comments Off


Earth’s Radiation Belts Surprisingly Dynamic, New Probes Find

Two new NASA probes that are flying through the belts of radiation surrounding Earth have found that these regions change more rapidly than previously thought. The Van Allen Probes — a pair of twin spacecraft formerly known as the Radiation Belt Storm Probes — launched Aug. 30, and turned on their instruments two days later. Since then,...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 in Related News | Comments Off


Dean Galloway Receives Dual Honors at Celebration Dinner

Original Article Source Vanderbilt School of Engineering School Dean Kenneth F. Galloway was named Distinguished Professor of Engineering by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at a dinner celebrating his 16-year tenure as dean. The new title and an undergraduate engineering scholarship in his honor established by the Engineering Alumni Council and the school’s Committee of Visitors...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, June 4th, 2012 in Related News | Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off


Galloway is President-Elect of the American Society for Engineering Education

Original Article Source Kenneth F. Galloway has been elected to serve as president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education.  Galloway is dean of the School of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering. He will become president-elect at the 2012 Annual Conference June 10-13 in San Antonio, Texas, and will assume the presidency in June...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 in Related News | Tags: , , , , Comments Off