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New connector helps faculty, student startups launch in China

The workshop is co-organized by DesignX, an entrepreneurship center in the School of Architecture and Planning. “DesignX is dedicated to accelerating innovation in design, cities, and the built environment,” says Dennis Frenchman, the faculty director for DesignX and...

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Meet NBJ’s 2018 40 Under 40 winners

Have you ever climbed Mt. Fuji? How about surfed Hawaii’s North Shore? Have you visited more than 60 countries? Our 2018 40 Under 40 winners have done all of that and more. The men and women in this year’s list are making epic moves to keep Music...

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“A Day in the Life” by Darko Osman

DARKO OSMAN SERVED AS AN INTERN IN THE HOD INTERNSHIP OFFICE IN THE FALL OF 2017. HE CAME TO US FROM THE NEXT STEPS PROGRAM AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, AND FROM DAY ONE, HIS PRESENCE AND HARD WORK CONTRIBUTED IMMENSELY TO OUR...

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The Global Game Jam at the Wond’ry

On Jan. 26-28 the Wond’ry hosted the Global Game Jam for the second year in a row. The Global Game Jam is a worldwide 48-hour game development marathon around a secret theme announced at the beginning of the weekend. This year’s theme was “termination.” More than 100...

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Global Game Jam challenges gamers to build new games on the fly

Game enthusiasts from Vanderbilt and across the midstate who belong to the Nashville Game Developers community will descend on Vanderbilt University’s Wond’ry Friday evening to participate in a global 48-hour marathon development challenge. The Nashville organizers...

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Vanderbilt students develop technology for the disabled

Teams spent the weekend working to develop practical solutions to help the disabled perform basic functions. Since Friday, they worked non-stop to create prosthetic and other assistive technologies. This was the first TOM: Vanderbilt Assistive Technology Makeathon....

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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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