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Nicole Gillis standing among many colorful flowerbeds outside on a sunny day

Nicole Gillis: Summer Experience as a Green Building Consultant

By wongjj4 | September 10, 2019

Nicole Gillis is a senior at Vanderbilt majoring in Public Policy Studies and minoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. This past summer she had the opportunity to work with Atelier…

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Mianmian Fei in Singapore

Mianmian Fei: Internship in Singapore

By brownlk6 | February 14, 2019

Hi everyone! My name is Mianmian Fei, and I am a senior majoring in Anthropology, Asian Studies and Human and Organizational Development (HOD). This semester I am doing my HOD Capstone…

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2019 Tikkun Olam Makers Makeathon Showcase. The goal of the event is to pair groups of engineers with people with disabilities to come up with low cost, assistive technologies to help with the person of disability in their daily lives. Photos by: Susan Urmy

Students Race to ‘Make with a Purpose’ for Kids with Special Needs

By brownlk6 | January 25, 2019

Teams of makers from Vanderbilt and beyond raced the clock to create innovative solutions to the problems facing those with special physical needs as part of Vanderbilt’s Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM)…

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Students jumping in cave tunnel while abroad

Institute for Study Abroad Showcases Immersion

By brownlk6 | January 4, 2019

The Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) has published a piece featuring Immersion Vanderbilt.  Associate Director of the Office of Immersion Resources, Carolyn Floyd, describes the inception of Immersion Vanderbilt and…

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Josh Petrin works at the DLR last summer in Germany

Students Investigate Societal Implications of Technology in Germany

By brownlk6 | December 6, 2018

Like many Vanderbilt students, Eric Yeats and Josh Petrin spent last summer at an internship provided through a distinctive trans-institutional program available to Vanderbilt students.  The program focuses on investigating…

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Vanderbilt Hustler Highlights Immersion

By grantid | October 30, 2018

  Vanderbilt University has officially implemented their Immersion program for the Class of 2022. The program aims to encourage a deeper and more robust exploration of educational passions for undergraduate…

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Student Athlete. Sara Tsai. Cross Country Runner/Mechanical Engineer

Sara Tsai Used a Personal Setback as an Opportunity to Help Others

By jonesha1 | October 26, 2018

Vanderbilt student-athlete Sara Tsai suffered an Achilles injury that led her to immerse herself in human mobility research. Read more about her experience.

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Immersion goes under the sea

By brownlk6 | August 21, 2018

Vanderbilt students participated in a Maymester immersion experience in Honduras investigating the impact of tourism on the oceanic ecosystems.  Read more about their underwater exploration.

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Vanderbilt students win NASA rocketry competition

By brownlk6 | August 21, 2018

  The Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Lab won the NASA Student Launch nationwide competition in May 2018.  Team members participated in an immersive experience that resulted in the creation of a…

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Soldier-Student Collaboration at the Wond’ry

By brownlk6 | August 21, 2018

Check out this NewsChannel4 story about a collaboration between Fort Campbell, ROTC, and the MakerSpace at the Wond’ry.

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Kevin Galloway stands next to a board covered in yellow, pink and orange sticky notes. He has a presentation remote in one hand as he lectures to students seated at tables and chairs.

How to Make (Almost) Anything

By canterml | April 20, 2018

Check out this NewsChannel5 story to see a DIVE course in action.

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Students in the Design Thinking, Design Doing University Course are gathered around several tables pushed together. The students are paired off as they work on a design-thinking exercise. At the back of the classroom, Prof. David Owens walks around the pairs of students as he guides the exercise.

Design Thinking, Design Doing

By canterml | April 20, 2018

“Design Thinking, Design Doing” is a University Course that focuses on human-centered design. This course will be offered in Fall semester 2018. The course introduces theories and practices of design. The design thinking elements…

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