40 under 40
Apr. 23, 2018—40 Under 40 list highlights diverse experiences, influx of perspectives It was incredible honor to be selected to Nashville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list, and I’m humbled to be included among some of this city’s brightest luminaries – change agents, thought leaders and influential decision makers who gathered from across Nashville this week to...
Grajewski named to 2018 40 Under 40 list
Apr. 19, 2018—In its citation the publication wrote: “Grajewski helped launch the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt University’s new innovation center. Prior to this role, Grajewski, a serial entrepreneur and venture capital investor, got his first start in business when he co-founded Heritage Handcrafted with his childhood best friend in his Harvard University college dorm, and it grew into a...
Dinner in the Dark lets guests experience challenges of vision impairment
Apr. 19, 2018—The Wond’ry recently hosted its first Dinner in the Dark, an event inspired by student ambassador and Vanderbilt Next Steps participant Darko Osman. Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff gathered for the unique dinner experience designed to challenge participants’ perceptions, build empathy and break down social barriers. As guests arrived, Osman and his Next Steps ambassador Chelsea...
State Legislature honors Vanderbilt athlete, civil rights pioneer Perry Wallace
Apr. 12, 2018—The Tennessee General Assembly unanimously passed a joint resolution honoring the memory of Vanderbilt alumnus Perry Wallace on April 11. Wallace, who grew up in North Nashville, integrated Vanderbilt varsity basketball in 1966 and made history on Dec. 2, 1967, as the first African American basketball player to compete in a varsity game in the Southeastern Conference.
ArtLab explores intersections of art and science
Apr. 4, 2018—Whether art can actually boost a scientist’s creativity is just one of the intriguing questions that a group of faculty, students and staff are exploring in ArtLab, an interdisciplinary workshop started last fall by Kendra Oliver, an instructor of pharmacology.
Celebration of Learning Spotlight: Vana Learning
Apr. 4, 2018—When Rob Trone reflected on his own academic journey, he notes some low points throughout. “There was a lack of consistent and actionable feedback provided by my teachers,” he says. However, this reflection didn’t stop there, Rob wanted to do something about it, so he pulled together a team of Vanderbilt students and established the company Vana...
Rocket team’s novel two-part design addresses NASA challenge; launch April 7
Mar. 30, 2018—Rockets naturally roll during ascent, posing great difficulty in imaging objects on the ground. Engineering students in the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory tackled that challenge. On Saturday, April 7, at the 2018 NASA Student Launch Competition in Toney, Alabama, they will demonstrate a payload design that helps capture image targets.
Top 5: Things to Do at the Wond’ry
Mar. 27, 2018—The Wond’ry is a place of dreams and creativity for anyone who has ever had an innovative idea. A common stigma around the Wond’ry is that it is specifically a space only for engineers or engineering students (which might be because it’s located where the Science and Engineering Building is), but it is actually a...
Speakers encourage Pitt-Johnstown students to lead
Mar. 27, 2018—Wallace helped to desegregate the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference as a standout basketball star at Vanderbilt University. He later went to Columbia Law School and became an attorney for the Department of Justice. Wallace then spent time as a law professor at American University before his death in December.
SXSW’s Best Bootstrapped Startup Is A Blockchain Money Transfer Platform for Refugees
Mar. 20, 2018—This creates a $1.9 billion untapped financial market, based on numbers crunched by a fintech startup that pitched this week in the SXSW Accelerator Pitch event. That’s approximately how much the world’s individuals in transit have to unlock — stuck in-between countries and official economic identities, there’s often no avenue for them to transfer their...