Summertime Science: Synthesizing A New Antibiotic

My name is Harrison Thomas, and I am a rising junior studying Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry.  This summer for my Curb Scholars Internship I am working in an organic chemistry synthesis lab in the Vanderbilt Chemistry Department.  My specific project...
Project Runway Challenge

Project Runway Challenge

This week, local artist Lindsay Goranson returned to view the results of the Scholar’s Project Runway / Creative Reuse challenge.  Over the last several weeks, the Scholars split into teams and produced two outfits, one responding to Climate Change, the other...
The Doors Go Live!

The Doors Go Live!

Success!  The Doors made their debut this week, and what a debut it was!  Accompanied by a table of cookies and carbonation, the Curb Scholars played host in Sarratt, inviting friends and strangers alike to make contributions to the Doors.  Every an infant made his...
The Doors Are Coming

The Doors Are Coming

It’s time.  The Doors are going public! This week the Scholars carted them across campus, bolted them to supports, and set them up in Sarratt in preparation for next Monday’s event.  From 4-6 PM, April 9th, the doors will be out for all and any who want ...
The Mystery Box

The Mystery Box

This week the Scholars were visited by math professor Derek Bruff for a tutorial in cryptography and a discussion of their book club novel, S.  It was a fascinating, wide-ranging discussion, leading from the movies Nicolas Cage to the work of Charles Babbage and Ada...