Blogs

My IBM Summer Experience at the Wond’ry

WATSON HELLO: A Snapshot of my Summer Experience with IBM and the Wond’ry “Watson Hello” “Hi. I’m here to help. Feel free to ask me for flower recommendations (or delivery info).” I felt euphoric as my IBM TJbot, which is a robot made of cardboard running on IBM...

Robert Grajewski says “exciting things happening” at the Wond’ry

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA “There are some really exciting things happening here,” Robert Grajewski, Executive Director of the Wond’ry at Vanderbilt University, says. Roughly two years into his tenure, the Co-Founder of several start-ups and former...

ArtLab explores intersections of art and science

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...

Thank you for attending ArtLab F18!

ArtLab was a fantastic success with the numerous ArtLab participants and guests that both submitted their artwork and attended the exhibition on March 1-2. This success would not be possible without the support of the Curb Center and the Wond’ry. The ArtLab exhibition...

The Wond’ry Spotlight Darko Osman

Çonî! My name is Darko Osman. I am a sophomore at Vanderbilt University in the Next Steps Program. Next Steps is a 4-year, inclusive, postsecondary program for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities, that aims to prepare students to live and work...

Think you’ve got a great idea? Stop talking, start listening

Executive Director Blog One of the biggest challenges for first-time entrepreneurs is falling too much in love with their ideas. You’ve spent so many sleepless nights with it, so many fascinated days, watched it grow – and now it’s your baby. That’s understandable,...

Mayor Megan Barry

Ambassador Spotlight Last week I had the pleasure of hearing Mayor Megan Barry speak to the senior engineering class about ethics in engineering projects. She established that there are three primary approaches for ethical dilemmas–– rules-based, relationship-based,...

The Heritage Months Project

Ambassador Spotlight The mission of the Wond’ry at its very core lies in the way we foster innovation in all fields and act as a catalyst for building and strengthening creativity across campus. While students are provided the resources and opportunities to form new...

A chat with Mario Avila

Ambassador Spotlight Hello Commodores! I hope the preparation for your approaching finals or presentations are going well. Not long before the Christmas break, which will be well deserved for all of us! I recently had a very interesting chat with Mario Avila, the...