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The Best-Kept Secret in Nashville: Its Thriving Tech Scene

The creative class clusters in East Nashville, where WeWork and Launch Pad recently planted stakes. The Idea Hatchery incubates niche retailers; and a former church is now home to digital agency SnapShot Interactive. Local tech darling Emma, recently acquired by...

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Filling the tech job pipeline

At both Lipscomb and Vanderbilt’s The Wond’ry, the university’s innovation center that opened in 2016, students can engage with industry professionals during regular office hours. More than two dozen Mentors in Residence hold open office hours at The Wond’ry so that...

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FROM CYCLIST TO ENTREPRENEUR

Sinead Miller looks every inch a star with her long blonde hair, confident posture and the dress. But she is so much more than a pretty face. She is one of the new faces of the emerging ‘entrepreneur generation’ of Nashville in Tennessee state, US. At 27, Miller is...

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Technology: Using Virtual Reality to Treat Addiction

Noah Robinson, a psychology researcher and Ph.D. candidate at Vanderbilt University—and former gaming addict—has reimagined the use of VR for treatment for addiction, moving outside the use of cue reactivity. While much of VR therapy is intended to be used in a...

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Grajewski named to 2018 40 Under 40 list

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...

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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...

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Celebration of Learning Spotlight: Vana Learning

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...

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Top 5: Things to Do at the Wond’ry

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...

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Speakers encourage Pitt-Johnstown students to lead

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...

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A Design for Happiness

The real complaints began in October 2017. Neighbors didn’t like the sight of the vent sticking out of the window, not to mention the smell. The sound of the machinery bothered nearby residents, even during the middle of the work week. Eventually, her landlord gave...

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What Is Tokenism, and Why Does It Matter in the Workplace?

February is Black History Month, and both Vanderbilt Business and Vanderbilt University have commemorated the month with a variety of programming. Last week, The Wond’ry hosted a panel of eight African-American women business leaders from the Vanderbilt and Nashville...

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