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Holiday Sweater Workshop
Holiday Sweater workshop

Please bring your own sweater, the FAB lab will provide items you can use to decorate your sweater with! We will have a little friendly competition judged via Instagram polls on the most fun and festive final sweater designs!

Click here to register 

Thursday, December 1, 2022, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, 2nd Floor, the Wond’ry

 

 

 


Crypto Chaos: Nashville experts weigh in on the future of crypto after FTX

Crypto is in chaos. FTX, formerly the largest crypto exchange platform, filed for bankruptcy Friday, putting the fate of nearly $7 billion in assets in question. Tomorrow, Nashville web3 experts will weigh in on the current crypto events, impending regulations and its effects on founders, investors and the community. (Free & Open to everyone). Click here to register. 

Check out our panelists!
Derek Brown Founder and CEO of Bunches
Wade Peery Chief Innovation Officer of FirstBank
Leah Wald Co-founder and CEO of Valkyrie

Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, ESB 044

 


Map the System Interest Meetings

Are you interested in how to apply systems thinking to wicked problems? We are hosting interest meetings on December 7, 2022 from 9-6pm on the 1st floor of the Wond’ry, in the Atrium. Come for a chance to learn more about Map the System at the Wond’ry (and stay to decorate and eat a donut!). Winners will proceed to finals and the global competition in Oxford, England. If you would like to go ahead and start the application process, click here. 

To learn more, email Jackie.Hansom@Vanderbilt.edu

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, 1st Floor, Wond’ry Atrium

 

 

 

 


Innovation Open Mic

In collaboration with I-Corps South at Georgia Institute of Technology, the Wond’ry hosts a monthly Innovation Open Mic event, where aspiring innovators are invited to practice presenting their ideas and projects to a panel of entrepreneurial experts and mentors.  Whether a business, non-profit, technology, or invention, all ideas are welcome.  At the end of each event, presenters receive feedback from the mentor panel to help them improve their projects.

Thursday, December 8 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Central

 

 


Clinton Global Initiative Interest Meeting

Clinton Global Initiative Interest Meeting Graphic

On March 3 – 5, 2023 Vanderbilt will be hosting Clinton Global Initiative University!

Join the Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost, and Office of Experiential Learning & Immersion Vanderbilt on Thursday, December 8 at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom to learn more about the work of the Clinton Global Initiative University and how Commitment to Action projects, which address important social, economic and environmental challenges, can be used to fulfill Immersion Vanderbilt.

Thursday, December 8 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Central

 

 


Holiday Sweater Workshop
Holiday Sweater workshop

Please bring your own sweater, the FAB lab will provide items you can use to decorate your sweater with! We will have a little friendly competition judged via Instagram polls on the most fun and festive final sweater designs!

Click here to register 

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, 2nd Floor, the Wond’ry

 

 

 


Design for America Meetings
Design for America: Design for America is a student-led organization that brings about sustainable change on campus using interdisciplinary design. To affect social change, the organizations seek to understand the challenges of our communities, create solutions based on human-centered insights, and then partner with organizations to execute these ideas. We are a tight-knit community of people with different backgrounds and foster a supportive professional, academic, and social development environment.
To get involved:
Show up to any of their meetings! Wednesdays, ESB 360

 

 

 

 


Climate Innovation Accelerator

Climate Innovation Accelerator

The Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center is launching a new Climate Innovation Accelerator this February that engages exclusively minority-owned small businesses or nonprofits. This 10 week, no-cost, executive education opportunity provides business owners an nonprofits an opportunity to gain insights from a corporate mentor with sustainability expertise and a student team dedicated to providing research and analysis for innovative opportunities that advance future-fit business and sustainability goals. The deadline to register is January 20th. 

Application Links: 

Cohort Application
Mentor Application
Student Application

To learn more, email Jaclyn.R.Mothupi@Vanderbilt.edu

February 2023, the Wond’ry

 

 


Renaissance Women’s Summit

Tickets for the 2023 Renaissance Women’s Summit are LIVE! 👏🏼💗✨

This year the theme is MORE! More speakers, more vendors, more opportunities, more Renaissance women! We are so excited to host the space for the second annual conference for women entrepreneurs, hosted by Renaissance Marketing Group and Boss Talks. Join us for a day full of inspiring, empowering, & connecting with like-minded women!

This will be a day-long educational and motivational conference for female entrepreneurs – no matter the stage of their business. The event will cover all aspects of growing or starting your business with an emphasis on marketing; from social media marketing, to branding, accounting and legal matters, influencer marketing, hiring and management, operations and so much more. There will be networking opportunities, workshops, panel discussions, a market featuring Nashville female-owned businesses, a very special keynote (with speakers announced soon!), a pitch competition for young female entrepreneurs, cocktails, delicious local food and so much MORE.

Purchase tickets below:

https://www.renaissancewomenssummit.com/

Saturday, February 25, 2023, the Wond’ry

 


TN Maker Fest:

TN Maker Fest LogoWe are beyond excited to announce the upcoming TN Maker Fest on October 7th, from 10 am to 4 pm! This event will be held at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Center for Innovation, and will include a variety of amazing exhibits and vendors. From fabrication, to robotics, and everything in between, this free event promises to be a fun filled time for the whole family. Click here to learn more!

Saturday, October 7, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, the Wond’ry

 

 

Previous Events

Sewing Workshop
Sewing Workshop, Tier 1 will teach basic hand and machine skills. This workshop is required for anyone who wants to come to the lab to do sewing. Applications of your new knowledge will include: sewing on buttons; clothing repairs; making personally designed pillows and tote bags.

Click here to register

Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 4:00 – 5:30 PM,  2nd Floor FAB Lab

 

 

 

 


Embroidery and Holiday Ornaments Workshop

This workshop will be co-led by Madelina Huffman and Lark Harrington. Unwind after a long day of classes by learning the basics of embroidery or get festive by making a holiday ornament! All supplies provided by the Wond’ry; just bring a positive, creative mindset. (Nov. 15, 17 and 29 from 7-8 PM)

Click here to register 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, 2nd Floor, Fab Lab

 

 

 

 

 


3D Printed Earrings Workshop

Come design and print fun earrings! Designs will be done in OnShape. (experience not required). This workshop will be led by Katherine Xie.

Date: Tuesday, November 29, from 7-8 PM, at the Mechanical Makerspace

Please note: We only have 7 spots for this workshop. Additional registrations will be added to the waiting list for future available times.

Click here to register 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, 2nd Floor, the Wond’ry

 


Community Creates Itself: Improv for Social Innovation

Learn how a local nonprofit, Unscripted, uses the power of improv to heal, empower and connect in community. This will be an interactive session! Participation is not mandatory, and food will be provided.

Click here to register 

Friday, November 18, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 3rd Floor, the Wond’ry

 

 

 


Embroidery and Holiday Ornaments Workshop

This workshop will be co-led by Madelina Huffman and Lark Harrington. Unwind after a long day of classes by learning the basics of embroidery or get festive by making a holiday ornament! All supplies provided by the Wond’ry; just bring a positive, creative mindset. (Nov. 15, 17 and 29 from 7-8 PM)

Click here to register 

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, 2nd Floor, Fab Lab

 

 

 

 


Grokking Quantum Circuits

Do you want to participate in a gaming competition based on Quantum Computing? Come learn about QiskitBlocks, a quantum computing minecraft gaming environment, and compete in a gaming competition.
A brief overview of the event:

  • An overview of the QiskitBlock environment and how useful it can be to learn Quantum Computing.
  • In the gaming competition, there will be several problems that you’ll need to solve in the QiskitBlock environment.
  • The Problems will be based on Quantum Gates and Quantum Circuits.
  • There will be prizes for the winner of the competition.

Make sure you bring your laptop and chargers for this event, as you will need to download the software necessary to play on your computers.

Click here to register 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, 2nd Floor, the Wond’ry

 


NIL Brand Workshop

Wednesday, November. 16th, Vanderbilt Athletics & the Wond’ry are hosting a Brand Workshop through NIL Studios programming from 7-8 PM on the 3rd Floor. Network with industry professionals in branding. Hear from content area experts & how to take your NIL to the next level.

Click here to register 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, 3rd Floor, the Wond’ry

 

 

 


Create Your Own Wire Tree

Join Sara Morice and learn how to create your own wire tree. We will provide different colors of wire, gemstone beads, and crystals to use as the base of your tree.

Please note: We only have 7 spots for this workshop. Additional registrations will be added to the waiting list for future available times.

Click here to register 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, 2nd Floor, the Wond’ry

 

 


Embroidery and Holiday Ornaments Workshop

This workshop will be co-led by Madelina Huffman and Lark Harrington. Unwind after a long day of classes by learning the basics of embroidery or get festive by making a holiday ornament! All supplies provided by the Wond’ry; just bring a positive, creative mindset. (Nov. 15, 17 and 29 from 7-8 PM)

Click here to register 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, 2nd Floor, Fab Lab

 

 

 


Stop and Wond’ry: How to Swipe Right on Your Next Employer

Oz Rashid, CEO and Founder of MSH, will walk us through how to make sure you are interviewing a potential employer as much as they are interviewing you, what are red flags to look for in the interview process, and what types of questions you can ask a potential employer to determine if they are the right fit for YOU.

Everyone deserves to feel fulfilled by their work. With as much time as we spend working, it’s up to you to ensure you have the opportunity to work with top talent, achieve your financial and professional goals, and work for an employer that values the “whole” you. In this discussion, Oz hopes to give anyone actively interviewing the tools they need to find the right team, company, and leader for them. Attend the session to learn to be prepared to select the right employer for your next career adventure. In addition, follow and learn from him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ozrashid/.

 

Click here to register 

Monday, November 14, 2022, 4:30 – 6:00 PM, ESB 048

 


2022 Impact Tennessee

Join building professionals and sustainability advocates from across the state to learn from the extraordinary projects and people contributing to a more sustainable built environment in Tennessee and across the South.

Panel #1: Vanderbilt University: An in-depth discussion on the FutureVU Sustainability program

In 2019, the university set a goal to power its campus entirely through renewable energy and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Carbon neutrality was achieved in 2020, 30 years ahead of schedule. Additionally, during the past 13 years, Vanderbilt has become home to 24 LEED-certified buildings, WELL and Living Building Challenge PETAL projects. While the university’s sustainability and medical center departments have traditionally been separate, enhanced collaboration is improving the sustainability of both entities.

Attendees will also learn about other efforts on campus and in the Nashville community around sustainability, including on-site clean energy, decreased carbon footprint from vehicles, more green spaces on campus, reduced waste consumption and investments in sustainable infrastructure

This will be a moderated panel to start and will conclude with an open Q&A with the audience, so come ready with questions!

Panel:

Kim Shinn, PE, LEED Fellow, BEMP: Principal and Senior Sustainability Wizard in the PEAK Institute | TLC Engineering Solutions – Bio

Carol Ziegler, NP-C, APHN-BC, DNP: Family Nurse Practitioner, Professor | Vanderbilt University School of Nursing – Bio

Reed A. Omary, M.D., M.S. Department Chair– Radiology | Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Bio

Andrea GeorgePhD, BCEEM, CHMM, PMP Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability, CEE adjunct  faculty, and Co-leader | VU Public Health Command Center – Bio

Moderator: Jaclyn Mothupi, MS, PEM, LEED AP: Associate Director, Social Innovation | The Wond’ry | Vanderbilt University – Bio

Click here to register 

Thursday, November 10, 2022, 1:00 – 6:00 PM, 3rd Floor of the Wond’ry

 


Q & A with Scott Aaronson

Scott Aaronson is a prominent theoretical Computer scientist, who is a professor at University of Texas at Austin. His primary fields of research are quantum computing and computational complexity theory. For his contribution in the field, he was awarded with the prestigious Alan T. Waterman award 2012 and Association for Computational Machinery (ACM) Prize. He is also an author of multiple popular blogs and essays through which he communicates interesting ideas in quantum computing. One of his most recent best works is Quantum Computing Since Democritus, a book designed to provide its readers with a brief history of quantum computing and its applications. In this session, you would get an opportunity to ask Scott your queries related to quantum computing.

Click here to register 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 5:00 – 6:00 PM, Zoom

 

 


Innovation Open Mic

In collaboration with I-Corps South at Georgia Institute of Technology, the Wond’ry hosts a monthly Innovation Open Mic event, where aspiring innovators are invited to practice presenting their ideas and projects to a panel of entrepreneurial experts and mentors.  Whether a business, non-profit, technology, or invention, all ideas are welcome.  At the end of each event, presenters receive feedback from the mentor panel to help them improve their projects.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Central

 

 


Tikkun Olam Makers Makeathon

Come and work in teams to create affordable solutions for neglected challenges of people living with disabilities at the next Makeathon in the fall.

Click here to register!

 

November 4-6, the Wond’ry

 

 

 

 


3D Printed Earrings Workshop

Come design and print fun earrings! Designs will be done in OnShape. (experience not required). This workshop will be led by Katherine Xie.

Date: Tuesday, November 1, from 7-8 PM, at the Mech. Makerspace

Please note: We only have 7 spots for this workshop. Additional registrations will be added to the waiting list for future available times.

Click here to register 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, 2nd Floor, the Wond’ry

 

 


Data Ownership and Royalties in web3

At this event, Derek Brown — the founder and CEO of Bunches — will teach a 30-minute workshop on data ownership and royalties in web3, before moderating an expert panel discussion which will showcase how web3 technologies can transform data ownership and royalties.

Schedule:

  • Networking (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) Attendees can connect with local web3 founders, professionals and enthusiasts. Pizza and drinks (non-alcoholic) will be provided.
  • “Data Ownership & Royalties in web3” mini workshop (6:00 – 6:30 p.m.) During the mini workshop, Derek Brown will provide attendees with an overview of “Data Ownership & Royalties in web3”.
  • Panel discussion on how web3 is transforming data ownership and royalties (6:30 – 7:30 p.m.) This mini panel discussion moderated by Derek Brown. It will feature Nashville founders who are building web3 platforms or adopting web3 technologies to transform legacy industries.

Click here to register 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Zoom

 


Co-ops advancing economic justice (Cooperativas que promueven la justicia económicas)

Join Beatriz Ordaz Ramírez and Becca Blank of Voces de Nashville as they discuss what a cooperative business model is and how theirs uniquely advances both economic and language justice within the communities in which they partner. Free pizza and live Spanish translation!

(Únase a Beatriz Ordaz Ramírez y Becca Blank de Voces de Nashville mientras hablan de qué es un negocio cooperativo y cómo el suyo promueve la justicia económica y lingüística dentro de las comunidades a las que pertenecen. Pizza gratis y interpretación en español!)

 

Click here to register (haga clic para registrarse)!

Friday, October 28, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 3rd Floor, the Wond’ry

Viernes 28 de octubre 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, The Wondr’y, 3er piso

 


Mend, Alter, Upcycle Workshop

Mend, Alter, Upcycle Workshop (just in time for Halloween!):  Follow-up to the Tier 1 Basic hand and machine sewing workshops. Bring a piece of clothing to alter or mend, or perhaps to tweak for your Halloween costume. We can work with you on hemming, mending, and basic alterations. (Please note, you must complete Sewing Tier 1 to participate in the Upcycling Workshop).

Click here to register

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 4:30 – 7:30 PM,  2nd Floor FAB Lab

 

 

 


Sewing Tier 1 Workshop

Sewing Workshop, Tier 1 will teach basic hand and machine skills. This workshop is required for anyone who wants to come to the lab to do sewing. Applications of your new knowledge will include: sewing on buttons; clothing repairs; making personally designed pillows and tote bags.

Click here to register

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 3:00 – 4:30 PM,  2nd Floor FAB Lab

 

 

 

 


Embroidery Basics Workshop

Embroidery Workshop: Do you want to learn a fun, easy, and relaxing way to personalize your clothing? Unwind after a long day of classes by learning the basics of embroidery! You will sketch out a simple design of your choice and learn how to embroider it onto a small decorate hoop. All supplies provided by the Wond’ry; just bring a positive, creative mindset!

Click here to register

Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 8:00 – 9:00 PM,  2nd Floor FAB Lab

 

 

 


Sewing Tier 1 Workshop

Sewing Workshop, Tier 1 will teach basic hand and machine skills. This workshop is required for anyone who wants to come to the lab to do sewing. Applications of your new knowledge will include: sewing on buttons; clothing repairs; making personally designed pillows and tote bags.

Click here to register

Monday, October 24, 2022, 4:00 – 5:30 PM,  2nd Floor FAB Lab

 

 

 

 


Stop and Wond’ry: What is the 12-Year Gap?  

Come and hear from Patrick Leddin, an associate Professor at Vanderbilt University who teaches Corporate Strategy, Negotiation, Advanced Marketing, and Crisis Leadership, and a best selling author of Wall Street Journal bestseller and Amazon #1 new release, The Five-Week Leadership Challenge.  In this exciting session,  Patrick will walk us through the incredible power of stories, the importance of perspective, and the freedom found in discipline. 

Harvard Business Review published a study of 17,000 leaders, which found that the average person receives their first formal leadership role at age 30 and their first formal leadership training at 42. Leadership is tough enough, but the 12-year gap exacerbates the problem. Plus, when the training arrives, it’s often costly, time-consuming, and ineffective. Patrick and his team are working to close that gap by putting leadership development in the palm of your hand with relevant, engaging, and valuable content. Attend the session to learn what you can do today to become the leader you want to be. In addition, join the 103,000 people who follow and learn from him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickleddin/

Click here to register!

Monday, October 24, 2022, 4:30 – 5:30 PM, ESB Classroom 048


VU Web3 + Series: Asset and Currency Investment

Join us for a conversation focused on Web3 and beyond. This episode will feature a moderated panel tackling topics such as:

  • Investing in crypto & understanding the risk
  • Understanding & deciding between different coins, researching new offerings
  • Paying with crypto? Yes, or no?
  • Volatility of crypto currency

Introductions by Lincoln Murr, Class of 2024,  President for VU Blockchain Student Org

Panel Moderator, Deanna Meador,  Deputy Director for the Wond’ry at Vanderbilt & Serial Entrepreneur

Vanderbilt panel: Benjamin Jacobs, BA’15, Managing Partner, Scenius Capital ; Clay Maffett, BS’09, Director of Asset Listings, Coinbase ; Peter Gregory Marshall, BA’14, CEO @Walden Bridge Capital

Click here to register!

Monday, October 24, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Zoom


VandyHacks IX 

 

VandyHacks is Vanderbilt’s student-run hackathon, where participants from all over the world create innovative projects over the course of 36 hours. This year, our hackathon will be a fully in-person event on October 21st-23rd. Hackers can come together to attend skill workshops, network with sponsors, and win cool prizes!  Learn more and apply. 

October 21-23

 

 

 

 


DVF’s InCharge 1st Annual Pitch Night

The Wond’ry is proud to support the Diane Von Furstenberg InCharge Pitch Night!

 They will be selecting female entrepreneurs from the fashion, retail, and consumer goods space for the live event. If you or anyone you know would be interested in applying, please submit via email to InCharge@dvf.com:

  • 1 minute video: give us your quick elevator pitch, and make sure your smiling face is in it!
  • Pitch deck: 5 slides max, outlining your business mission, where you’re at and what you want to accomplish in the future!
  • Confirmation that you can attend, in person, the November 3rd event in NYC. If selected as a finalist, you will be presenting your pitch in front of our panel of judges and InCharge community.

 Prize list: $10K in micro-funding from IRL Ventures, free 90-minute strategy session with IRL Ventures team, placement in our DVF Flagship, placement in Showfields Noho, a seat in Vanderbilt University’s Wond’ry entrepreneurship course for one semester, mentorship from Lindsay Albanese and up to $500 in patent funding from The Fileist’s “be a fileist” grant program, legal and business advisory services from Fixer Advisory, a feature on DVF socials and a chance to be a DVF Woman

 However, regardless of winning the first prize for the evening, all participants will benefit from an evening of networking, mingling with industry professionals, and being celebrated for their talents and efforts.

Applications due Oct. 21

 


Lego Man Workshop

Come learn about the molding and casting process by your own custom lego man. There will be a variety of additives (glitter, colors, etc.) to personalize them.
Please note: We only have 5 spots for this workshop. Additional registrations will be added to the waiting list for future available times.

Click here to register

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00 PM,  2nd Floor Mechanical Makerspace

 

 

 


Mend, Alter, Upcycle Workshop

Mend, Alter, Upcycle Workshop (just in time for Halloween!):  Follow-up to the Tier 1 Basic hand and machine sewing workshops. Bring a piece of clothing to alter or mend, or perhaps to tweak for your Halloween costume. We can work with you on hemming, mending, and basic alterations. (Please note, you must complete Sewing Tier 1 to participate in the Upcycling Workshop).

Click here to register

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 4:30 – 7:30 PM,  2nd Floor FAB Lab

 

 


Thermoforming 3D Parts Workshop

Make custom name plates!

We’re thermoforming name plates using the vacuum former, gaining experiences and knowledge in using the vacuum former and using thermoplastics for molding.

Click here to register

Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00 PM,  2nd Floor Mechanical Makerspace

 

 

 

 


Sewing Tier 1 Workshop

Sewing Workshop, Tier 1 will teach basic hand and machine skills. This workshop is required for anyone who wants to come to the lab to do sewing. Applications of your new knowledge will include: sewing on buttons; clothing repairs; making personally designed pillows and tote bags.

Click here to register

Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 3:00 – 4:30 PM,  2nd Floor FAB Lab

 

 

 

 


Embroidery Basics Workshop

Embroidery Workshop: Do you want to learn a fun, easy, and relaxing way to personalize your clothing? Unwind after a long day of classes by learning the basics of embroidery! You will sketch out a simple design of your choice and learn how to embroider it onto a small decorate hoop. All supplies provided by the Wond’ry; just bring a positive, creative mindset!

Click here to register

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 8:00 – 9:00 PM,  2nd Floor FAB Lab

 

 

 


Sewing Tier 1 Workshop

Sewing Workshop, Tier 1 will teach basic hand and machine skills. This workshop is required for anyone who wants to come to the lab to do sewing. Applications of your new knowledge will include: sewing on buttons; clothing repairs; making personally designed pillows and tote bags.

Click here to register

Monday, October 17, 2022, 4:00 – 5:30 PM,  2nd Floor FAB Lab

 

 

 

 


Innovation Open Mic

In collaboration with I-Corps South at Georgia Institute of Technology, the Wond’ry hosts a monthly Innovation Open Mic event, where aspiring innovators are invited to practice presenting their ideas and projects to a panel of entrepreneurial experts and mentors.  Whether a business, non-profit, technology, or invention, all ideas are welcome.  At the end of each event, presenters receive feedback from the mentor panel to help them improve their projects.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Central

 

 


Quantum Computing 2nd Cohort Applications

The Wond’ry Quantum course is an eight-month program that will act as a platform for developing quantum talent so you can secure internships/job opportunities in the quantum computing industry. Participants will gain knowledge about quantum computing, and how to apply it in the real world. Upon completion of the program, you will attain enough technical fluency required to communicate with experts in the quantum industry, while being able to provide quantum solutions to real world problems.

Click here to register

Applications close October 8th

 


Reunion Weekend Innovation Fair

Inventors, Changemakers, Entrepreneurs, Artists, and Innovators: Visit the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center, on Friday, October 7, 9:00am to 10:45am, for our Reunion Weekend Innovation Fair! Drop in anytime during the event to learn about Wond’ry resources available to help alumni in areas of making and prototyping, social innovation, and entrepreneurship. See exhibitions of current Wond’ry-supported projects, witness cool innovations and inventions, and meet the Wond’ry staff.

Friday, Oct. 7, 9:00 AM-10:45 PM, Wond’ry/ESB Lobby

 

 


Thermoforming 3D Parts Workshop

Make custom name plates!

We’re thermoforming name plates using the vacuum former, gaining experiences and knowledge in using the vacuum former and using thermoplastics for molding.

Click here to register

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00 PM,  2nd Floor Mechanical Makerspace

 

 

 

 


Lego Man Workshop

Come learn about the molding and casting process by your own custom lego man. There will be a variety of additives (glitter, colors, etc.) to personalize them.
Please note: We only have 5 spots for this workshop. Additional registrations will be added to the waiting list for future available times.

Click here to register

Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00 PM,  2nd Floor Mechanical Makerspace

 

 

 


Quantum Computing Workshop

Our Quantum Computing Workshop features an introduction to the subject of Quantum Computing, our personal experiences of immersing ourselves in the quantum computing world, and guidance on your journey to quantum computing.

We’ll touch base on some of the biggest themes in the quantum computing courses and demonstrate some concepts for you to see if it fits your interest. Alongside, we’ll hold a fun Hello Quantum competition integrating the use of gates and states of quantum matters. Hope to see you there.

Click here to register

Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 6:00 – 8:00 PM,  ESB 044


What is Web3?

This event will provide an overview of web3 through a mini-workshop addressing “What is web3?” and a panel discussion on web3 use cases across different sectors.

  1. What is Web3 (30 min): During this “workshop” portion of the event, attendees will learn what is web3.
  2. Uses cases of web3 across different sectors (1 hour): This mini panel discussion will feature Nashville founders and leaders from various sectors (music/arts, fintech, law, retail, etc) who are building web3 platforms or adopting web3 technologies into their business.

Click here to learn more and register!

Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, the Wond’ry

 

 


Growing Together Series Breakfast: Nashville Chamber of Commerce

Business owners are challenged to find the best ways to grow their firms and leverage their networks. The decision to certify is often a game changer—if you know how to use it. Find out from these experts how to assess the value of certifying, which certification is best for you, and how to maximize your certification for bottom line results. This breakfast will kick off a series of learning and networking opportunities designed for women-owned small businesses in the region.

Speakers include:

Phala Mire – President & CEO, Women’s Business Enterprise Council South (moderator)

Bistany Bass – Executive Director, Women’s Business Center South Nashville

Vonesha Mitchell – Executive Director, Women’s Business Center South Memphis

Jerval Watson – Business Development Officer, Metro Nashville Business Assistance Office

Click here to learn more and register!

Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 8:30 AM -10:30 AM, the Wond’ry

 


TN Maker Fest:

TN Maker Fest LogoWe are beyond excited to announce the upcoming TN Maker Fest on October 1st, from 10 am to 5 pm! This event will be held at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Center for Innovation, and will include a variety of amazing exhibits and vendors. From fabrication, to robotics, and everything in between, this free event promises to be a fun filled time for the whole family. Click here to learn more!

Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, the Wond’ry

 

 

 


Quantum Talk Series: Quantum computing and optimization

The Wond’ry Quantum Studio is pleased to announce that we shall be having an info session. This will be an opportunity for you to interact with the team at the Wond’ry Quantum Studio and learn about how they have developed a program to encourage more people in the Nashville area to learn about quantum computing and how to utilize it in the real world. We shall also be having a guest speaker from Zapata Computing, one of the biggest quantum computing start ups in the nation. Our Guest Speaker is Mark Jack and he is currently a Quantum Application Scientist at Zapata Computing. He shall be talking about how Zapata Computing is using quantum computing to solve real world problems, and what it means to be a quantum computing scientist/researcher. This session will look at Quantum Computing and Optimization- solving an industrial use case as maximum independent set problem using Orquestra on quantum hardware. Click here to register

Friday, September 30, 2022, 4:30 – 5:30 PM,  the Wond’ry 3rd Floor

 


Social Innovation Speaker Series: Lacie Thorne

Come hear from speaker Lacie Thorne, founder of Phigitals and MBA candidate at Yale School of Management in Sustainability, as she walks us through an interactive format introducing blockchain technology and the utility derived therein. Participants will learn how consumers can benefit from Web3 initiatives, and how NFTs can expand the utility of consumer goods while promoting sustainability. No registration required for this event.

Friday, September 30, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 PM,  the Wond’ry 3rd Floor Lounge

 

 

 

 


On Thursday September 29th, S Phase is hosting a Venturing into Biotech Seminar with speaker Dr. Sara Winn, a Vanderbilt Chemistry alum. The seminar will be on Zoom followed by an informal networking session at TailGate Music Row. Click here to register. 

Thursday, September 29, 2022, 5:30-6:30 PM

 

 

 

 


Wielding the Power of the Pod in Higher Ed: Conversations with Jad Abumrad

Here we are in an era of audio plenty, with an abundance of true crime, and more importantly, a generation of students who instinctively gravitate to the podcast form for assignments. Which raises questions: Why so much crime? More importantly, how do you grade a podcast? What does this particular form of storytelling do uniquely well? (And not so well). What are the elements that make an audio story good? Join Jad Abumrad, creator and host of Radiolab, a public radio broadcast stations on nearly 600 stations across the nation, as he tackles a myriad of questions around podcasting. Click here to register. 

Thursday, September 29th: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (lunch provided) or Friday, September 30th: 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM (coffee and snacks provided)

 

 

 

 


Sewing Workshops

September FAB Lab Sewing Workshops, Tier 1: will teach basic hand and machine skills. This workshop is required for anyone who wants to come to the lab to do sewing. Applications of your new knowledge will include: sewing on buttons; clothing repairs; making personally designed pillows and tote bags

Each workshop will last approximately 1 1/2 hours and each workshop will be capped at 12 participants.
Dates and times for September, starting Thursday, September 8:
Mondays: 3:30-5:00; 6:00-7:30
Thursdays: 4:00-5:30; 6:00-7:30

The workshops will be taking place at the Fiber Arts Build Lab, 2nd Floor Makerspaces of the Wond’ry.

Click here to register. 

Mondays and Thursdays in September, 2nd Floor Fab Lab

 


Google Cirq Workshop

Google Cirq is a python package that researchers at Google use to work on quantum computing research projects that can help improve the world. Hence, the Wond’ry will be hosting a virtual workshop with a google professional on how to use cirq to develop quantum circuits and run quantum computing experiments.  To register, click here. 

 

Monday, September 26, 2022, 5:00 – 6:30 PM, Virtual

 

 


Stop and Wond’ry: ByProduct or Next Big Idea? 

Come and hear from David Mendelson, a Vanderbilt alumni and the President at Donco Recycling Solutions, which creates unique markets for unique secondary raw materials around the globe. An hour in your day does not go by where you do not interact with some product with which we are involved. Learn the true meaning of “recycling” and how the concept is neither new…nor what you think it is. Click here to register!

Thursday, September 22, 2022, 4:30 – 5:30 PM, ESB Classroom 048

 

 

 


Create Your Own Custom Beverage Coasters

Epoxy Casting: Come learn about the molding and casting process by making custom beverage coasters with Maker Tech, Aaron Gothard. There will be multiple coaster molds to choose from with a variety of additives (glitter, colors, etc.) to personalize them. *Finished coasters will be ready for pick up 2 days after casting.

Date: Thursday, September 15th from 7-9pm at the 2nd Floor Wond’ry Mechanical Makerspace

Click here to register.  (we are currently on a waiting list)

Thursday, September 15, 2022, 7:00 – 9:00 PM,  Mechanical Makerspace

 

 


Social Changemakers

Kicks off Sept. 14th for 10 weeks. Teaches students how to apply design thinking with a community partner to identify a new capability or insight for their mission.  Learn more during our info sessions on: Sept. 1st at 12:00 PM & Sept. 8th at 5:00 PM. 

Apply here. 

Deadline to apply: Sept. 9th

 

 


Glow Your Own Cloud Workshop

Find the beauty in a cloudy day with this glow cloud workshop where you will build your own LED illuminated indoor cloud to hang in your room. No experience is necessary, and all supplies will be provided. Come participate in this workshop led by Chey Sirota at 7:00 PM, on Wednesday, September 7.

Click here to register. 

Wednesday, Sept. 7th, from 7:00-9:00 PM, 2nd Floor Makerspaces

 

 

 


Sullivan Family Ideator Program

The Sullivan Family Ideator program is an entry point into accessing the Wond’ry’s resources & expert mentors. It is a no-cost, non-credit program for students, faculty, & staff from universities throughout the Southeast. A limited number of microgrants are awarded to participants displaying a high level of commitment to the idea & initial evidence that supports its merit.  Attendance & participation will take place virtually. Applications close on September 5th & the program will begin on Saturday, September 17th.  Learn More & Apply Here.

Deadline to apply: Sept. 5th (Program Kickoff: Sept. 17th)

 

 


 

Social Innovation Bootcamp

A 5-week program that provides an introduction into the landscape of social innovation. Learn more during our info sessions on: Aug. 31st at 12:00 PM & Sept. 7th at 5:00 PM.

We are offering two different times for this program: Tuesday’s from 4:30 – 6:00 PM, Sept. 13th – Oct. 11th and Thursday’s from 4:30 – 6:00 PM, Sept. 15th – Oct. 20th.

Apply here. 

Applications for the second session are still open!

 

 


The Wond’ry & IBM Fantasy Football Draft Party

It’s that time of year again! The Wond’ry at Vanderbilt University is hosting its annual NFL Fantasy Football Draft Party using IBM Watson. Join us online for this fun and competitive event. You can click here to register. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CT

 

 

 


Builder Program

Builder provides a step-by-step guide for aspiring entrepreneurs (faculty, staff, and students) with a viable early stage idea to actually launch a new venture. Applications close on August 29th, & the program will begin on Saturday, September 10th. Learn More & Apply Here. 

Deadline to apply: Aug. 29th (Program Kickoff: Sept. 10th)

 

 

 


Stop and Wond’ry: Could you Make a Career as a Problem Solver? 

The world is full of interesting and unresolved problems looking for creative solutions. Could you make a career as a problem-solver? Come hear one of the world’s most gifted problem solvers, Manny Barriger, Vanderbilt alumni, renowned consultant, and author, as he explains the approach that he has developed and applied over many years to solving knotty problems for all sorts of organizations such as the US Army and Harley-Davidson.

Manny Barriger is an experienced leader and problem solver, who has worked with many Fortune 100 companies, such as General Motors, the Department of Defense, and Dow Chemical. He is also the best selling author of, “Profit Through Change – What’s Next.”

You can click here to register. 

 


 

Wond’ry Quantum Course Applications are now open!

The Wond’ry Quantum course is a free and virtual, eight-month program that will act as a platform for developing quantum talent so you can secure internships/job opportunities in the quantum computing industry. Participants will gain knowledge about quantum computing, and how to apply it in the real world. Upon completion of the program, you will attain enough technical fluency required to communicate with experts in the quantum industry, while being able to provide quantum solutions to real world problems.

The Wond’ry Quantum course will be divided into three course cycles and one industrial-based learning cycle (August to October 2022, October to November 2022, January to February 2023 and March to April 2023), will serve as a platform for developing quantum talent so you can secure internships/job opportunities in the quantum computing industry.

Participants in our course will also get the chance to network and learn from quantum experts representing companies such as IBM, D-Wave Systems and Zapata Computing through our guest seminars. The workload for this program is expected to be a maximum of 8 hours a week (this includes class time) which is equivalent to taking a 3-credit hour computer science course. However, the course will be manageable to go through by integrating some of the best quantum computing learning aids in our curriculum.

Apply here 

Deadline to apply is July 31st, at 5:00 PM

 


Stop and Wond’ry: Reid Hoffman

In this exciting Stop and Wond’ry, philanthropist, founder, venture capitalist, and author Reid Hoffman will speak at 10am PT / 12pm CT / 1pm ET on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. This is an exclusive event for the MLT community and select Vanderbilt guests, Reid will discuss the power behind investing in yourself and transforming your career, and visionary self-leadership in navigating these unprecedented times.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022, Virtual and Private Event

 

 

 


Scientist-Artists: Embracing Duality:

Join Kendra Oliver, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology and director and founder of ArtLab, for our next Lab-to-Table Conversation in which we will explore how a group of self-identified scientist-artists are embracing this particular duality.

Learn more and register

Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 12-1:00 PM, Virtual

 

 


Learn to Sew (Optional Nashville Shakespeare Festival Costume Making)

Come and join the Wond’ry’s Fiber Arts Build Lab Director, Alex Sargent Capps, for a beginner’s sewing workshop. Registrants will also get the opportunity to stay and assist in the creation of costumes for the Nashville Shakespeare Company’s upcoming play, Cymbeline.

June 21: Sewing Workshop from10:00 AM – 11:30AM; sewing Nashville Shakespeare Festival costumes 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
June 22: Sewing workshop from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM; sewing Nashville Shakespeare costumes between 10:00AM-5:00 PM

The workshops will be taking place at the Fiber Arts Build Lab, 2nd Floor Makerspaces of the Wond’ry.

There are limited spots, and registration can be found here. 

 

June 21 & 22, 2022

2nd Floor Makerspaces, the Wond’ry

 


AI Summer Program

Join the DSI for a hands on AI Summer of leveraging the state-of-the-art transformer architecture in deep learning! This 4 week session will be help from May 10th – June 3rd, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9 AM – 12 PM. In this short course, you’ll learn how to use, train, and share your models, using your own research or project data. The Summer course, while free, has limited capacity.

Click here to register. 

May 10th – June 3rd
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays  from 9:00 AM – 12:PM

 

 


Diverso Work Positions Open!

Diverso, is a nonprofit organization, made by students for students, dedicated to changing the face of entertainment by empowering the underrepresented storytellers of the next generation.

They are looking for new members for the 2022 – 2023 school year and will have applications open for all of April and May 2022. They are a small team, so you will get to gain valuable entrepreneurial experience in multiple aspects of development, producing, and management. You must be agile, adaptable, and a self-starter. They encourage underclassmen, freshman and sophomores especially, to apply!

Sounds interesting? Have questions? Email them at hello@dvrso.org

Applications running through May, 2022

 

 


VI4 Artist in Residence Program

This residency consists of a 10-week artistic collaboration within a research environment, occurring entirely remotely. Artists will create artwork related to the laboratories’ research. The hope is that this art will be included in scientific manuscripts, submitted as cover art to various scientific journals, and/or used to promote the laboratory on web sites, social media, and other public-facing platforms. In addition to the laboratories promoting the artists’ work, these collaborations may also be featured at VI4 events and other exhibitions sponsored by ArtLab and/or Vanderbilt.

Click here to register. 

Application due by May 6th
Program runs June 13th – August 19th

 


The Walk of Wond’ry

The Wond’ry is Vanderbilt’s Center for Innovation, and is a resource that is available to staff, faculty, and students. On May 12th, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, you can meet and greet some of the Wond’ry staff, and learn about the different practice areas that are housed within the Wond’ry. There will be a table for each area and you can enter a giveaway to win some really cool Wond’ry swag! We will be on the Sidewalk at 2415 Garland Avenue. (Rain location: Engineering and Science Building, Suite 102)

May 12th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Sidewalk at 2415 Garland Avenue 

 

 

 


Canvas Stretching and Painting Workshop

Destress this finals week! Come build your own canvas at the Wond’ry’s Canvas Stretching Workshop. You’re welcome to stay and paint, too! All materials provided. This workshop is led by Kelly Chang.

Click here to register. 

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 6:00-8:00 PM
Wond’ry, 2nd Floor Makerspaces

 


Startups and Slices

Join VINES every Tuesday at 6:30 PM for discussions, guest speakers, food, and community surrounding startups and entrepreneurship. Everyone welcome!

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 6:30 PM
ESB 044/048 (The basement classrooms at The Wond’ry)

 


BioTech Meetup


Learn more and register here: https://sphasebiofund.com/

Attendees will include distinguished guests Ron Shigeta, Ph.D. (co-founder of IndieBio and a serial biotech entrepreneur based in San Francisco, CA), Will Clem and Orin Wilson (co-founders of Bite Ninja, YC ’21 based in Memphis, TN), Vanderbilt students/postdocs/faculty, and industry professionals from the greater Nashville area.

April 25, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM & 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
the Wond’ry, 3rd Floor

 


Experiment to Enterprise Program

Are you an undergraduate, professional, masters, or PhD student (or postdoctoral scholar) working on research or a thesis? Have you ever wanted to start a company or venture? Do you want to learn how to transform your research to make a positive impact on the world??

Then the Experiment to Enterprise Program is for you!

Click here to Learn More 

April 23 & 30, 2022, 10:00 AM
Virtual 

 


Working at the Wond’ry

Students, have you ever wanted to work at the Wond’ry? On April 21st, at 6:00 PM, Daniel Kang will be leading an info session and discussion on the application process at the 3rd floor of the Wond’ry. Come out for some free food and find out how you can get plugged in!

Click here to register. 

Thursday, April 21, 2022, 6:00 PM
Wond’ry, 3rd Floor

 

 

 


DIY Sensors: Sonar Triggered Alarms

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of interfacing a sonar sensor to trigger a buzzer to act as an alarm system. You will be soldering together different components: an LCD to display the closest distance an object came to the sensor, a piezo buzzer to produce the necessary sound and an LED triggered by the sonar sensor. Workshop led by Jireh Katebe.

Click here to register. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 7:00 PM
Wond’ry, 2nd Floor Electrical Makerspace 

 


Laser Cutting: Wind Up Car Workshop

Come make some rubber band wind up cars with Chey Sirota, and impress your friends with your skills!

Click here to register. 

Monday, April 18, 2022, 6:00 PM
Wond’ry, 2nd Floor Mechanical Makerspace 

 

 


EmTech Talks: Welcome to the Metaverse? 

Join Professor Ole Molvig, founder of the Emerging Technology Lab at the Wond’ry, for a wide-ranging discussion and hands-on demonstration of the “Metaverse.” Topics to include the origins and future intersections of technologies such as spatial computing, virtual and augmented reality, and the blockchain. The Emerging Technology Lab is dedicated to the creative exploration of novel technologies and thoughtful reflection on their social implications. No prior experience required. Click Here to Register. 

Thursday, April 14, 2022, 5:00 PM 
Wond’ry 

 

 


Innovation Open Mic

In collaboration with I-Corps South at Georgia Institute of Technology, the Wond’ry hosts a monthly Innovation Open Mic event, where aspiring innovators are invited to practice presenting their ideas and projects to a panel of entrepreneurial experts and mentors.  Whether a business, non-profit, technology, or invention, all ideas are welcome.  At the end of each event, presenters receive feedback from the mentor panel to help them improve their projects.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Central

 

 

 


Startups and Slices

Join VINES every Tuesday at 6:30 PM for discussions, guest speakers, food, and community surrounding startups and entrepreneurship. Everyone welcome!

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 6:30 PM
ESB 044/048 (The basement classrooms at The Wond’ry)

 


Epoxy Casting Workshop

Come learn about the molding and casting process by making 2022 graduation themed keychains and coasters. There will be multiple keychain and coaster molds to choose from with a variety of additives (glitter, colors, etc.) to personalize them. *Finished keychains and coasters will be ready for pick up 2 days after casting. Click here to register.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 6:00 PM
the Wond’ry, 2nd Floor, Mechanical Makerspace

 

 


Pathways in Social Innovation Panel

Join us on April 11th at 4:30 for our Pathways in Social Innovation Panel! Our panelists Shana Berkeley, Daniel Kang, and Jonathan Newberry will discuss the application of social innovation in academic, corporate, and community settings. Expect to gain insight on what you can do next to create impact utilizing existing opportunities for meaningful change!

Click here to register

 

 

Monday, April 11th, 2022, 4:30 PM
the Wond’ry, 3rd Floor

 


Emerge 2022

On Saturday, April 9th, 2021, Vanderbilt’s very own emerging technology conference will return, taking place in-person at Vanderbilt’s Engineering and Science Building/The Wond’ry! Emerge, the First Emerging Technologies Conference in the South, is a one-day conference hosted by Vanderbilt University’s Women in Computing (ACM-W) student organization. After a successful first four years focusing on Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, and Smart Homes, the 2022 iteration of Emerge will spotlight Virtual Reality, including the Metaverse! Attendees will have the opportunity to learn and discuss virtual reality, as well as connect and network with industry-leading speakers and sponsors. Emerge 2022 hopes to see you there!

Click here to RSVP

Saturday, April 9th, 2022, 11 AM – 5 PM
the Wond’ry and ESB

 


QT Py Computer Workshop Series: Microcontrollers with CircuitPython

Are you interested in learning how to program a tiny computer to read a sensor? Have you ever wanted to set up a sensor to record motion, humidity level, or temperature data? Join us in this three-session workshop series, and we’ll show you how to program a QT Py RP2040 microcontroller the size of your thumbnail using CircuitPython. Each session is structured to function as a stand-alone workshop, but we recommend attending all three if possible as they supplement each another. 

Open to Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students, and postdocs. Registration is required. For more information and registration, see http://vanderbi.lt/circuitpython

April 8, and 15th
Virtual

 


Our Heavenly Bodies Fashion Show

Our Heavenly BodiesVandy Vanity’s inaugural fashion show featuring the best and brightest of Nashville. This year’s “Our Heavenly Bodies” show will be a night to remember! This will be a free show on April 7th at 7:00 PM, at the Wyatt Lawn.

Thursday, April 7, 2022, 7:00 PM
Wyatt Lawn

 


Canvas Painting Workshop

Canvas Painting Workshop April 7th from 6-7 PM

 Join Annabel Hines on April 7th, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, for a relaxing canvas painting session at the 2nd Floor Mechanical Makerspace of the Wond’ry. You can choose to paint a canvas or a wood plaque and then can add your favorite quote with a vinyl stencil.

Click here to register. 

Thursday, April 7, 2022, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
2nd Floor, Mechanical Makerspace

 


Upcycling Workshop

Join us as we teach you the practical skills of sewing and the art of upcycling. Learn how to make a tote bag from a t-shirt and how to hem pants in the beautiful Wond’ry Makerspace.

Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
The Wond’ry, 2nd Floor Makerspaces

 

 


Beat for the Gods Drag Show/Brunch

Hosted by LAMDA, ​get excited for a mythical medley of heavenly performances from professional and student Drag Queens, Kings, and Jesters! Come see our headliners Jack Rabid, Venus Ann Serena, Jaidynn Dior Fierce and Silky Nutmeg Ganache, and Leona Lionheart! All proceeds go to the Oasis Fund for LGBTQ+ Youth. Come with cash to tip our amazing performers, student tips will be donated.

Ticket Link

 

Sunday, April 3, 2022, 12:00 PM
SLC Ballroom


Procreate and Pizza

Kefi Collective is hosting Procreate + Pizza event in Sarratt 189 from 3:15-5:15 PM, on Apr 2nd. Please come and learn more about digital art. They will be giving you the App, so make sure to fill out the RSVP form through this link.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2022, 3:15-5:15 PM
Sarratt 189


Nashville NOBCChE: Python Workshop

Join instructor, Dr. Stephen Baskauf, as he leads a workshop series on Python March 31st and April 1. Day 1 will cover Python basics, and Day 2 will work with data in Python. Both workshops are virtual, and registration is required.

Click here to register. 

March 31 and April 1 2022, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Virtual

 

 


Building an Electromagnetic Field Sensor

 

In this workshop, we are going to build a simple electromagnetic field detector. It can wirelessly detect electromagnetic waves emitted from electrical and electronics appliances, wires, and even lightning. The detector will contain a strength indicator to get a sense of the magnitude of the field around.

Click here to register. 

Thursday, March 31, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Wond’ry 2nd Floor Mechanical Makerspace

 


Sustainable Fashion Show

Sustainable Fashion Show Mar. 31

Come support Vanderbilt student models in our kickoff event of the week – a showcase of sustainable and ethical brands from across the US who are centered around everyday, practical fashion.

Attire: Evening, cocktail

Thursday, March 31, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
The Wond’ry

 


Career Opportunities in Quantum Computing

In this session, participants will learn about how quantum computing can be applied across different domains. An IBM guest speaker will talk about the quantum computing related subfields and what each one of them entails. Over the course of the session, participants will be given the opportunity to ask the guest speaker questions about the quantum computing industry. The format of this session is expected to be conversational.

Click here to register. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Virtual

 


Wond’ry Launch Grand Opening

Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of a new space, Wond’ry Launch, and the start of an exciting new incubator program, Founder, that will be housed there. This space will provide not only resources, but also valuable mentorship to ventures, as they grow and plant roots within the Nashville community. The inaugural ventures will be present, and hourly tours starting on the top of each hour from 9am to 3pm. Validated self-parking is available.

Tuesday, March 29, Hourly Tours from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Loews Vanderbilt Plaza

 


48 Hour Launch 

Click Here to Register

Innovate.Create. Launch. We invite you to join Vanderbilt University’s largest student innovation competition: 48 Hour Launch! Set to take place March 26th and 27th (with a fun kickoff on the night of the 25th) at the Wond’ry, this yearly event put on by the Vanderbilt Innovation & Entrepreneurship Society (VINES) empowers students like you to turn their business ideas into reality within just one, action-packed weekend.

Whether you’re a seasoned founder or you’re exploring entrepreneurship for the very first time, join us for engaging workshops, one-on-one mentoring with professionals across a variety of industries, free collaboration time with fellow students, moments of fun and connection with peers and renowned Nashville entrepreneurs alike, great food and social events, and a culminating pitch competition with cash prizes. This weekend is designed to accelerate students at every stage of the business process, helping YOU bring your passions and interests to life through innovation, entrepreneurship, and social enterprise. Each year, 48HL serves to enrich the academic and professional journey of participants while fostering lasting community between students and guest mentors.

Friday-Saturday, March 26-27, 2022 
Wond’ry 


Molding and Casting: Making Custom Silicone Accessories

Learn the process of molding and casting with two part molds. Brief overview on how the molds were fabricated (from CAD to 3D printing). There will be 3-5 available molds to choose from and multiple ways to customize your molds including glow in the dark powder. Depending on which silicone combination is used, participants will either be able to go home with their molds the day of the workshop, or they will have to come back in 24 hours to pick them up.

Click here to register. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Wond’ry 2nd Floor Makerspaces

 


Introduction to Quantum Computing

This will be a session for people to gain a basic understanding for quantum computing and how it is different from classical computing. An IBM guest speaker will begin by delineating the differences between classical and quantum computing. Then, they will proceed to show us how to use qiskit to work on quantum circuits.

Click here to register. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Virtual 

 


Social Innovation Speaker Series

Tune into our social innovation speaker series on March 23rd from 12-1 PM CST. We will be hearing from David Hutchens, as he takes us through a Story Canvas Workshop. You will learn how to craft, hone, and tell your professional or personal story in a compelling way. Mark your calendar for future discussions, the 4th Wednesday of each month.Register here: https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/…/WN_p9mR-R4hR8SmWpc28XDUCA

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Central

 

 

 


Stop and Wond’ry: What is a High Voltage Idea? 

Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Economic Professor, John List, from the University of Chicago will be speaking on The Voltage Effect in Behavioral Economics. Learn more about him here: https://voices.uchicago.edu/jlist/

“Scale” is probably a term you’ve heard before—a buzzword amongst Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and tech start-up circles. But at its core, “to scale” simply means to achieve a desired outcome when you move from a small group—of customers, students, or citizens—to a much larger one. And it’s not just for start-ups. Scaling ideas underpins all social and technological progress, since, as List says, “the innovations that change the world are those that reach the largest number of people.”

Come and learn why some ideas take off (or scale) and why others fall flat. John List uses a mix of original research and real-world anecdotes from working with companies like Uber, Lyft, and Tinder. His ideas are brought to life in this engaging presentation with actionable, science-backed take-aways for leaders, teams, and organizations in all sectors looking to take their ideas to the next level.

Click here to register. 

Monday, March 21, 2022, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Classroom 048, Wond’ry

 


Thermoforming 3D Parts

Learn the process of thermoforming with Derek Mullholland, on March 17th, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, in the 2nd Floor Mechanical Makerspace. We will be making custom name plates!

To see what thermoforming looks like: Click Here.

Click here to register. 

Thursday, March 17, 2022, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Wond’ry 2nd Floor Mechanical Makerspace

 

 


Startups and Slices

Join us every Tuesday at 6:30 PM for discussions, guest speakers, food, and community surrounding startups/entrepreneurship/etc. Everyone welcome!

Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 6:30 PM
ESB 044/048 (The basement classrooms at The Wond’ry)

 

 


Innovation Open Mic

In collaboration with I-Corps South at Georgia Institute of Technology, the Wond’ry hosts a monthly Innovation Open Mic event, where aspiring innovators are invited to practice presenting their ideas and projects to a panel of entrepreneurial experts and mentors.  Whether a business, non-profit, technology, or invention, all ideas are welcome.  At the end of each event, presenters receive feedback from the mentor panel to help them improve their projects.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Central

 


Tools for Social Innovation (Application Deadline – Mar. 8)

Tools for Social Innovation gives Vanderbilt and the Nashville community the opportunity to explore social innovation through an introduction to the social innovation landscape from design thinking to field application. Participants will engage in a 5-week course where they will experience hands on learning and expand their social innovation network. You can apply for the program here.

 

 

 


Startups and Slices

Join us every Tuesday at 6:30 PM for discussions, guest speakers, food, and community surrounding startups/entrepreneurship/etc. Everyone welcome!

Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 6:30 PM
ESB 044/048 (The basement classrooms at The Wond’ry)

 

 


Innovation Challenge and Hackathon

Innovation challenge and hackathon graphicThe innovation challenge and hackathon will take place from a Friday to Saturday, February 25th-26th, 2022, and will be held at The Wond’ry on Vanderbilt University’s campus. The event is open to all VUMC and VU affiliates, including students, faculty and staff in all disciplines and departments. The goal of the innovation challenge and hackathon is for teams to come together and develop a novel apps to support mental health, defined broadly. For more information about the upcoming Innovation Challenge and Hackathon, please go here: https://www.vumc.org/vclic/innovation-challenge-and-hackathon

February 25-26, 2022
Wond’ry

 


CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series – Listening: The Fourth String

(View the flyer!) 

The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Department of Art + Design at Austin Peay State University present Listening: The Fourth String, a collaboration between visual artist, Raheleh Filsoofi, and musician, Reza Filsoofi. Inspired by the life and work of Moshtagh Ali Shah in the 18th century, this collaborative effort between ceramicist and visual artist Raheleh T. Filsoofi and musician Reza Filsoofi consists of a series of interactive multimedia installations and public performances (in respect of social distancing if needed by the time of the exhibition) to be staged between February to April 2022 at The New Gallery at Austin Peay State University, then in the Art Department at Vanderbilt University. Learn more and register here.  

Wednesday, February 24, 2022, 6:00 PM 
Virtual

 


 

Social Innovation Speaker Series

We continue our social innovation speaker series on February 23rd from 12-1 PM CST. Samantha Veide, Associate Director of Forum for the Future, will discuss the 5 traits needed now for business to advance a more regenerative leadership. You can also mark your calendar for future discussions, the 4th Wednesday of each month, from 12-1 PM CST! Register here: https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/…/WN_p9mR-R4hR8SmWpc28XDUCA

Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Central
Virtual

 

 


Startups and Slices

Join us every Tuesday at 6:30 PM for discussions, guest speakers, food, and community surrounding startups/entrepreneurship/etc. Everyone welcome!

Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 6:30 PM
ESB 044/048 (The basement classrooms at The Wond’ry)

 

 


Glow Your Own Cloud Workshop 

Find the beauty in a cloudy day with this glow cloud workshop where you will build your own LED illuminated indoor cloud to hang in your room. No experience is necessary, and all supplies will be provided. Come participate in this workshop led by Ryan Joyce at 7:00 PM, on Tuesday, February 22nd. Registration for this event is full!

Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Central
Wond’ry 2nd Floor Makerspaces

 


Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference

The Vanderbilt Center for Entrepreneurship invites students, alumni, entrepreneurs, investors, and friends to participate in a one-day in-person and virtual conference focused on the challenges and rewards of business creation and growth. Our entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nashville and the greater Vanderbilt community is rapidly growing. In partnership with The Wond’ry and OVEC, the Center for Entrepreneurship is proud to foster this growth and innovation by bringing you a dynamic lineup of expert speakers and panelists dedicated to sharing their stories and insights to help you succeed. For more information and to register, click here.

February 18, 2022, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM at the Student Life Center
After Party held at the Wond’ry from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 


Renaissance Women’s Summit

Save the date! On February 17th, 2022, Renaissance Marketing Group and Boss Talks Network will be hosting their first-ever women’s entrepreneur summit at Vanderbilt University’s Innovation Center, The Wond’ry. Click Here to get tickets for an unforgettable day of networking, educational workshops, panel discussions, a small business marketplace featuring Nashville female-owned businesses, a keynote led by Brittany Driscoll, a pitch competition for young entrepreneurs, cocktails, delicious local food and so much MORE!

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Wond’ry

 


Startups and Slices

Join us every Tuesday at 6:30 PM for discussions, guest speakers, food, and community surrounding startups/entrepreneurship/etc. Everyone welcome!

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 6:30 PM
ESB 044/048 (The basement classrooms at The Wond’ry)

 


 

How We Define Specialty Coffee: Producer Perspectives

We’re thrilled to be able to support & help promote this event that will offer a perspective from producers in order to include all voices from across coffee supply streams. The conversation will be in English & Spanish, with live translation available. Click here to register. 

Saturday, February 12, 2022, 11:00 AM
Virtual

 


Making Elaborate Cards: An Introduction to Laser Cutting and Paper Arts Workshop

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Shreya Reddy is leading a workshop, Making Elaborate Cards: An Introduction to Laser Cutting and Paper Arts. Come and learn about how AutoCAD and laser cutting will enable you to make a card explosion box that will impress a friend, family member, or maybe that special someone! The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 10th, from 7:00-9:00 PM, at the 2nd Floor Makerspaces in the Wond’ry. Click Here to Register. 

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Central
Wond’ry 2nd Floor Makerspaces

 


Buy Black Vandy

Join us February 10th  from 4 pm – 6 pm in the Community Event Space as we support our very own Black faculty, staff, students, and alumni who own businesses! Come shop, engage, and learn about the types of businesses that owned and operated by people within the Vanderbilt community! There will be vendors from all types of industries including, hair styling,  face and skin care, books and literature, handmade products, apparel, consulting and coaching,  baked goods, and more! There will also be snacks and chances to win Black Cultural Center Swag!

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Community Event Space

 


T-Shirt Design Challenge for Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference

The Wond’ry will host the Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference After-Party on February 18th and we want YOU to help design the t-shirt we will be giving away during the event! Designs should be 1 color, no more than 12×12 inches, and should include the text “Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference 2022” somewhere in the design. Please submit a vector file with all fonts outlined (AI/EPS preferred). All designs must be submitted by Wednesday, February 9.The selected winner will receive a free invite to the After-Party and a chance to screen-print their design onto a shirt LIVE during the event! To register, go to https://thewondry.wazoku.com/register and sign up with your Vanderbilt email address. If you have any questions with the sign up process, please contact Mandy Lalrindiki at lalrindiki.mandy@vanderbilt.edu

Deadline to apply: February 9, 2022 @ 11:59pm CT.

 


FHIR App Building Workshop

FHIR App Building Workshop GraphicThe second workshop in the pre-Innovation Challenge and Hackathon series will take place on February 8th, 2022 from 1:00-4:00 pm and will cover developing FHIR applications used the SMART on FHIR API. In this session, Tim Coffman and Simeon Hearring from VUMC HealthIT will provide a hands-on experience with FHIR App development.Please sign up for this workshop here: https://redcap.link/FHIRapps

 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central
Virtual

 


Innovation Open Mic Graphic

Innovation Open Mic

In collaboration with I-Corps South at Georgia Institute of Technology, the Wond’ry hosts a monthly Innovation Open Mic event, where aspiring innovators are invited to practice presenting their ideas and projects to a panel of entrepreneurial experts and mentors.  Whether a business, non-profit, technology, or invention, all ideas are welcome.  At the end of each event, presenters receive feedback from the mentor panel to help them improve their projects.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Central

 

 


Map the System Applications are now open!

Applications are now open to the Wond’ry’s Map the System Competition, a global systems thinking case competition focused on advancing meaningful social and environmental change. Interested students may apply to join a special topics project or they may participate with their own topic. Special topics projects include: gender inequity in the global coffee sector; environmental justice and urban development in Nashville; food access in Nashville; Nashville’s construction waste crisis; sexual misconduct reporting and support at Vanderbilt; and inequitable education in Nashville. The winner of Vanderbilt’s competition will advance to the Global Finals to be hosted at Oxford University in England in June 2022. The competition is open to teams of up to 6 undergraduate and graduate students. Students may expect to dedicate 3-5 hours per week to their projects. 

Deadline to apply: January 31, 2022 @ 11:59pm CT.

 


Social Innovation Speaker Series: 

We kick off of our social innovation speaker series this January 26th from 12-1pm CST. Learn how business and government are advancing the circular economy in Tennessee. You can also mark your calendar for future discussions, the 4th Wednesday of each month, from 12-1pm CST! Register here: https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/…/WN_p9mR-R4hR8SmWpc28XDUCA

Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Central
Virtual

 


Virtual Kickoff – Global Game Jam 2022

This event will be the online virtual kickoff for the 2022 GGJ in Nashville. We’ll go over the unique structure of the 2022 GGJ, provide an orientation and overview of Nashville’s GGJ events, and let attendees pitch game ideas and network to form teams. Click here to learn more. 

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 6:00 PM Central
Virtual

 


App Design Workshop

This hands-on instructional session will be led by Tom Reese, PharmDPhD, and Megan Salwei, PhD, and will cover using design principles in the development of applications, including defining user needs, iterative design, and evaluation. This interactive session will take place via Zoom and will demonstrate methods and tools used in developing applications while considering human factors and human-centered design approaches. Please sign up for this workshop here: https://redcap.link/appdesignworkshop

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central
Virtual

 


Virtual Team Formation and Networking for Global Game Jam

The theme for the 2022 Global Game Jam (GGJ) will be announced on January 16 at 2:00 PM CT on the GGJ’s Twitch channel. This event is to give people in the NashGameDev community a chance to network and form teams one day before the theme announcement. Click here to learn more. 

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 6:00 PM Central
Virtual

 


Make a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Workshop

Circuit boards are everywhere in modern electronics and you can learn how to make one.  In this one-hour workshop, we will use KiCad ( a circuit design software) and the Voltera V-One (a PCB printer) to make a simple circuit board.  No prior knowledge required!

Saturday, December 11, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Central
Wond’ry 2nd Floor Makerspace

 


Macro Pad Workshop

Learn how to make a customizable shortcut button pad for your computer.  No experience needed!  All tools and materials provided.  Participants will learn skills in laser cutting, soldering, coding, and construction.

Saturday, December 4, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central