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Sixteen students from White House Heritage High School Join Forensics Lab On April 11

Apr. 12, 2024—It seems like nothing eye-catching at the “crime scene”, but what are the hidden clues that you should not miss out? On Thursday, April 11, VINSE welcomed 16 students from White House Heritage High School to our Forensics Lab. During the forensics lab program, the students solved a whodunnit-themed activity using several types of spectroscopies including Raman, FTIR,...

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16 Students From Springfield High School Join Forensics Lab Today

Mar. 28, 2024—Imagine you are a detective investigating on a murder scene, where do you start? On Thursday, March 28, VINSE welcomed 16 students from Springfield High School to our Forensics Lab. During the forensics lab program, the students solved a whodunnit-themed activity using several types of spectroscopies including Raman, FTIR, absorption and photoluminescence. They also extracted...

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Dissertation Defense: Jeremy Espano, Interdisciplinary Materials Science

Feb. 20, 2024—DISSERTATION DEFENSE Jeremy Espano, Interdisciplinary Materials Science *under the direction of Janet Macdonald “Understanding the Crystalline Landscape of Metal Chalcogenide Materials” 03.01.24  |  2:30PM CST  |  214 Light Hall | The identity and arrangement of atoms determine the properties of all crystalline solids, and when the identity of the atoms is the same, multiple arrangements and different crystalline...

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Welcome the inaugural group of VINSE NanoGuides

Oct. 30, 2023—Meet our inaugural group of VINSE NanoGuides! These students will lead many of VINSE’s STEM outreach activities, including the VINSE high school field trip program, which offers hands-on learning designed to inspire K-12 kids to pursue careers in engineering and science. Theodore Anyika, Electrical and Computer Engineering Chris Boyd, Mechanical Engineering Jeb Buchner, Interdisciplinary Materials...

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VINSE Recognizes Faculty Accomplishments in the 17th Annual Fall Faculty Celebration

Oct. 11, 2023—The 17th annual VINSE Fall Faculty Celebration was held on October 10, 2023, recognizing accomplishments of our community and celebrating faculty promotions. WELCOME TO VINSE Xiaoguang Dong | Mona Ebrish | Marjan Rafat | Krishnendu (Krish) Roy | René Colehour | Jasmine Zhang FACULTY PROMOTIONS We celebrate the recent promotions of the following faculty: Shihong...

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VINSE graduate students Alyssa Nelson and Jeremy Espano teach a course in nanoscience/nanotechnology as part of Vanderbilt’s SAVY program

Dec. 20, 2022—VINSE graduate students Jeremy Espano and Alyssa Nelson taught a class in nanoscience and nanotechnology to a group of 8th and 9th graders as part of the Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY) program. Students started the morning learning about nanomaterials, quantum confinement and how it effects materials at the nanoscale, the size regime of...

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IMS unveils new logo

Feb. 25, 2022—Interdisciplinary Materials Science has a new logo.  Congratulations to Vanderbilt University graduate students Jeremy Espano and Chris Sharp who collaborated on the winning design. Hooded sweatshirts are available for purchase, reach out to Sarah for details.    

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Spring 2022 Graduate Student Research Highlights

Dec. 13, 2021—Spring Newsletter 2022 graduate student research highlights:   Ella Hoogenboezem, 5th year graduate student in the Duvall lab Short interfering RNA (siRNA) is a powerful gene silencing platform that has the potential to silence tumor-driving genes. However, siRNA medicines for tumor delivery have remained clinically elusive. In their native form, siRNAs are rapidly cleared by...

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IMS Conversation Hour

Oct. 1, 2021—The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering is hosting conversation hours discussing graduate programs. Be sure to tune in on October 19th at 7pm to see 4 of the Interdisciplinary Materials Science students talk about their graduate student experiences within the IMS program. Register HERE

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Poster Winners Fall 2020 NanoDay! Poster Session

Oct. 23, 2020—Congratulations to the winners at the VINSE 2020 NanoDay! Poster Session 1st Place – $500 Jenna Mosier, Biomedical Engineering Advisor: Cynthia Reinhart-King “Modeling Mechanical and Metabolic Memory of Confined Cancer Cells Using Collagen Microtracks” 2nd Place – $250 Jeremy Espano, Interdisciplinary Materials Science Advisor: Janet Macdonald “Phase Control in Late Metal Chalcogenides Using Tunable Thioureas” Juan Colazo, Biomedical Engineering...

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