Vanderbilt University Names Barge Design Solutions Scholarship Recipient
3 / January / 2019
Nashville, TN - Vanderbilt University recently announced that Nikash Hari from Chandler, Arizona, is the recipient of the Barge Design Solutions Scholarship.
Hari is a member of the Class of 2021 at the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, where he is majoring in biomedical engineering. He is active on campus in such organizations as the Engineers without Borders and Project RISHI, which provides financially sustainable solutions to core problems in rural Indian villages.
In 2013, Barge Design Solutions established the scholarship in memory of one of its founders Dan Barge, Jr., (Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Class of 1943). The fund is supported by employees who are alumni of the Engineering School plus a match from the company. The firm and its employees continue to be active on campus by mentoring students, visiting classes, providing internship opportunities, and overseeing design projects.
The School of Engineering comprises 100 tenured and tenure-track faculty organized into nine intellectual neighborhoods, which fosters collaboration across campus and with external public and private partners. With an annual budget of over $110 million, including nearly $70 million in externally funded research, the school solves societal and technological challenges by educating over 1,450 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. In the 2018 rankings of graduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report, the School ranks in the top five among programs with 100 faculty or fewer.
Front Row // Carrie Stokes, Barge Design Solutions, ’97 and ’06; Teresa Rogers, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering; Philippe Fauchet, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering; Bob Higgins, Barge Design Solutions, ’97; Nikash Hari, Scholarship Recipient; Paula Harris, Barge Design Solutions, ’82; Back Row // Heather Smith Sawyer, Barge Design Solutions, ’03; Bill Hamilton, Barge Design Solutions, ’90, ’92, and ’99; and Mike Petrin, Barge Design Solutions, ’85