BioNanovations, a startup company based on technology developed at Vanderbilt University, claimed first place at the NewME Accelerator PopUp event recently held in Memphis. Read more here.
Vanderbilt University has launched a Division of Information Technology.
Led by Vice Chancellor John M. Lutz (pictured), the division is meant to bring together approximately 500 information technology employees from across the university and medical center into one division charged by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos with serving the entire enterprise.
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A team of Vanderbilt University professors and engineers has developed and licensed a wafer inspection tool that has been licensed exclusively to startup company Femtometrix. Dr. Norman Tolk, professor of physics; Michael Alles, engineer for the VU School of Engineering; and Dr. Ron Schrimpf, professor of electrical engineering invented the semiconductor wafer-inspection technology, which is based on laser optics. Read more here.
Vanderbilt Univerity Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos continues to urge support for sustained federal investments in science and engineering research. Last week, the VU leader met with Tennessee’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., to discuss the subject. Read more here.
A memorial service for Nashville native Lisa Froeb, who died in a climbing accident in Utah last week, is being held at 3 p.m. at Benton Chapel on Vanderbilt University’s campus.
A reception will follow the service at 4:15 p.m. at the Owen Graduate School of Management, where Froeb’s husband, Luke, is a VU associate professor.
Lisa Froeb is survived by her husband as well as her children, Halley and Jake. Lisa Froeb was a board member at Magdalene, a local residential program for women recovering from lives of prostitution, sex trafficking and addiction. She was also a personal trainer.
A Facebook page has been set up to share remembrances of Froeb.