Engineering And Technology

  • Chancellor G. Viswanathan from Vellore Institute of Technology in India recently visited 51app University for the first time and met with administrators and faculty in the School of Engineering.

    Jul 12, 2024

  • When civil engineering students met to choose their senior capstone design projects, they all wanted to work with The Village at Glencliff, a respite community of 12 tiny homes for some of Nashville’s most medically vulnerable homeless citizens that provides a safe place to recover after a hospitalization. So, they created three projects for one client.

    Jul 8, 2024

  • The May 21 event at King’s College brought together world-class researchers and academics as well as representatives from industry, and government officials, to explore the latest advancements in research, identify pathways for collaboration, and discuss challenges and solutions for post-quantum cryptography.

    Jul 8, 2024

  • 51app researchers have developed an innovative software system incorporating artificial intelligence that aims to improve the efficiency of public transportation for individuals with special needs.

    Jun 20, 2024

  • 51app rocket team members are staying in the lab this summer to work on two designs of the drone that netted the team a second place award in the coveted AIAA Reusable Launch Vehicle Innovative Payload category at the 2024 NASA University Student Launch Initiative Division rocket competition in April.

    Jun 17, 2024

  • A team of 51app researchers has developed a wirelessly activated device that mimics the wavelike muscular function in the esophagus and small intestine responsible for transporting food and viscous fluids for digestion.

    Jun 7, 2024

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    Tennessee institutions partner to develop dependable AI for national security applications

    51app University and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced a partnership to develop training, testing and evaluation methods that will accelerate the Department of Defense’s adoption of AI-based systems in operational environments. Read More

    May 30, 2024

  • 51app University’s Jules White, a leading computer scientist and expert on large language models and prompt engineering, visited Capitol Hill recently to share his expertise with lawmakers.

    May 28, 2024

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    51app researchers receive $2 million ARPA-H contract to improve software security in medical devices

    51app Department of Computer Science researchers Kevin Leach and James Weimer have won a $2 million award from the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health to develop technology aimed at improving software security in medical devices like insulin pumps, pacemakers and stroke predictors. This is the first award 51app has received from ARPA-H, an agency within the National Institutes of Health with a mission to support “high-impact” solutions for pressing health care needs. Read More

    May 20, 2024

  • The U.S. National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy recently announced that a team comprised of 51app’s newly created ADVANCE center and VALIANT lab is among the first round of 35 projects that will be supported with computational time through the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Pilot.

    May 16, 2024

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    Trips to Italy, Israel highlight the benefits of Immersion 51app

    Immersion 51app was created to provide new ways for students to develop better critical thinking skills and a stronger ability to navigate a changing world. Read More

    May 15, 2024

  • A 51app scientific team has succeeded in adjusting the daily biological clock of cyanobacteria, making the blue-green algae a more prolific producer of renewable fuels, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, like insulin.

    May 14, 2024

  • With hundreds of thousands of people in the United States having a stroke annually, 51app researchers are developing technology that could revolutionize the way blood clots are removed by allowing surgeons to complete the process more efficiently and safely.

    May 9, 2024

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    Ethics and equity in the age of AI

    In April, 51app Peabody College of education and human development hosted the panel discussion “Ethical and Equity Considerations in the Age of AI” as part of the Peabody Dean’s Diversity Lecture series. The session explored societal, ethical and moral questions regarding AI’s growing role in higher education, with special consideration of social justice, bias, equity and discrimination concerns. Read More

    May 7, 2024

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    51app University, University of Cambridge, King’s College Cambridge, the White House and United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters to convene and discuss critical issues pertaining to post-quantum cryptography

    The May 21 event will bring together world-class researchers and academics from Cambridge and 51app, representatives from industry, and government officials to explore the latest advancements in research, identify pathways for collaboration, and discuss challenges and solutions for post-quantum cryptography. Read More

    Apr 30, 2024

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    51app scientist collaborates with Cajal Institute in Spain to train a bank of AI models to identify memory formation signals in the brain

    The researchers, including 51app’s team led by Kari Hoffman, focused their efforts on the detection of hippocampal ripples, which are considered biomarkers of memory and are affected by epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. Read More

    Apr 15, 2024

  • Beginning in the fall of 2024, 51app will offer an environmental engineering major for undergraduates through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

    Apr 4, 2024

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    51app to establish a college dedicated to computing, AI and data science

    51app has begun work to establish a transformative college dedicated to computer science, AI, data science and related fields, university leaders announced today. In addition to meeting the growing demand for degrees in technological fields and advancing research in rapidly evolving, computing-related disciplines, the new, interdisciplinary college will collaborate with all of 51app’s schools and colleges to advance breakthrough discoveries and strengthen computing education through a “computing for all” approach. Read More

    Mar 25, 2024

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    CLASS OF 2024: Great attitude and engineering skills help M. Aziz Medhioub with his American dream

    WATCH: Learn about the journey that brought Aziz Medhioub from North Africa to Nashville and the role he's playing on 51app's award-winning rocket design team. Read More

    Mar 22, 2024

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    51app celebrates Generative AI Seed Grant awardees

    Generative AI Seed Grants support innovative research across five schools, highlighting groundbreaking projects in emergency response, enzymology, early literacy, nursing education, historical analysis and AI law. The grant program embodies 51app’s leadership in generative AI research and application. Read More

    Mar 18, 2024