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Economics senior Sasha Pines creates business sisterhood

“I love entrepreneurship and the opportunity to make positive change by taking an idea and putting it into action,” she said. The San Diego native tested this philosophy at age 15 by launching a camp for children with special needs called Camp Let Loose. The camp was...

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Familiar refrain in Nashville is collaborate, don’t compete

Robert Grajewski is the center’s executive director. He described himself as a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist who has worked in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The Wond’ry opened in November 2016. Grajewski reports directly to Vanderbilt’s provost and...

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New cleanroom will boost nanoscale research

Excited visitors got a firsthand look Tuesday at the new, state-of-the-art facilities for the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, with the showpiece being a 10,000-square-foot, commercial-grade...

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Hundreds of students produce tech marvels at VandyHacks IV

From a digital walking stick that uses sound and vibrations to a cyber security program dubbed Magnifirewall, from a better bank bot to interactive games, the projects at VandyHacks IV ranged from practical to whimsical to horrifying. The horror was intentional as...

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Vanderbilt hosts Mini Maker Faire

The school hosted the Nashville Mini Maker Faire on Saturday and Sunday. Inventions and creations from engineers to filmmakers were laid out across parts of the campus.

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World’s Most Innovative Universities | 2017

Vanderbilt University breaks into the top 10 for the first time, climbing from No. 20 in 2016 after seeing big increases in how often its patents are cited by other researchers around the globe. In one recent research highlight, a team of Vanderbilt University...

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Can Design Thinking Redesign Higher Ed?

It might seem like a rudimentary query, but the obvious nature of the question was part of the point. The professors had come to Stanford to learn about design thinking, an approach to problem solving and innovation that has gained currency in the business world in...

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Vanderbilt celebrates historic eclipse

Wearing special safety glasses, the Vanderbilt community gazed skyward to watch the moon gradually cover the face of the sun. A few minutes before the sun became completely obscured, the sky rapidly began to darken, the hot afternoon became noticeably cooler and at...

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