Through Immersion Vanderbilt, students have the option to have their research immersive experiences and projects recognized on the transcript. Students who are engaged in lab sciences, social sciences, humanities, and field work have the potential to transform ideas into action, refine skills, and integrate knowledge with experience.
Approximately 60 percent of graduating seniors report conducting research during their time at Vanderbilt. Keep reading to see examples of how five current and former Vanderbilt students have taken advantage of the world-class resources available to engage in truly immersive research experiences.
Mikayla Roof, Arts & Science
Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Mikayla's personal family connections to Parkinson's disease have inspired her research experiences at Vanderbilt. After working with Dr. Charles and Dr. Hacker at VUMC, Mikayla won an award for a poster presentation at the American Neurological Association annual conference. Read more.
Sam Smith, Arts & Science
Majors: Economics, History, Bioethics & Leadership
Research takes many forms at Vanderbilt. Smith found her passion for humanities research through her coursework and co-curricular experiences. She is currently writing her baccalaureate thesis on the Channel Islands, small islands that are Crown dependencies of Britain off the coast of France, and their occupation by Nazis during WWII. Read more.
Danielle Liu, Engineering
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Christian Motyczka, Engineering
Major: Computer Science