Co-Curricular Projects Facts
- Undergraduate students will complete a DIVE Boot Camp either before or during their co-curricular project.
- Depending on the available projects, undergraduate students may have the opportunity to partner with a variety of campus offices, including the Office of Active Citizenship and Service (OACS), the Wond’ry, the Curb Center, and the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.
- Students will work in multidisciplinary project teams over the course of a semester to solve real-world challenges.
- At the end of the academic year, students will participate in a showcase to present their work.
Explore human-centered design projects with a variety of co-curricular campus organizations, such as OACS. With a focus on solving challenges in Nashville or on campus, this is the perfect opportunity for undergraduate students wishing to experience human-centered design without adding to their course schedules.
Featured Co-Curricular Highlights
- Applying sustainable and human-centered design principles to reimagine Fleming Yard
- DIVE student, Nicole Gillis, shares her summer experience as a green building consultant
- Dr. Kevin Galloway mentioned in story about U.S. military-Vanderbilt partnership for innovation
- DIVE, in collaboration with local designers and architects and VU's Early Childhood Education Center, creates the Hill Top Garden home at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
- Vanderbilt student-athlete Nemo Sanchez combined experience in Local OACS DIVE with film making skills to produce a documentary
- Students lead three-day race to ‘make with a purpose’ for kids with special needs
- Closing celebration highlights four Local OACS DIVE projects benefitting refugee populations
- 2018-2019 Tikkun Olam Makers Pre-TOM event matches over 70 makers with 15 'need-knowers'; student organization receives thousands in grant funding
- 2017-2018 Tikkun Olam Makers race the clock to repair the world through TOM Makeathon