Type: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA)
The VUSAT initiative brings together the advanced resources of Engineering, Anthropology, Earth & Environmental Sciences and Astronomy to design and develop a Space-based platform to study the evolving ecology on earth. The overarching goal is to develop valuable knowledge in climate change-based and man-made ecological effects by interweaving relevant perspectives, features, methods and information from a variety of campus experts. At its core, VUSAT is a student immersion program with undergraduate and graduate students being challenged to plan, design and execute novel science and society based satellite missions. VUSAT also aims to develop a robust infrastructure and technological capability at Vanderbilt, in the area of small satellite design and instrumentation.
Lead Faculty in bold
School of Engineering
- Amrutur Anilkumar, Professor of the Practice of Mechanical Engineering
- Robert Reed, Professor of Electrical Engineering
- Gabor Karsai, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- William Emfinger, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering