What is the Wond’ry?
The Wond’ry is Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center. Its three story, 13,000-square foot space, located adjacent to the Engineering and Science Building, facilitates transinstitutional collaboration between students, faculty, and staff from all schools, levels, and disciplines. From engineers to scientists to entrepreneurs to artists, the Wond’ry is the primary point of connection for students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. The Wond’ry is the catalyst for building and strengthening creativity across campus, fostering innovation in all fields, and forging a stronger “maker” culture at Vanderbilt University.
At the Wond’ry there is something for everyone, from speaker series and workshops to makerspaces, interactive art exhibits and unique corporate partnerships. The Wond’ry provides students opportunities to gain real-world experience in creating new processes, building new technologies, and forming fresh insights. Students and faculty are encouraged to build, innovate, explore and care. Here, our campus community can turn abstract ideas into realities that make a difference in people’s lives.
SPECIAL NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wond’ry is closed to the general public. Members of the Vanderbilt community may be admitted by appointment or reservation only. Maker stations may be reserved via the Wond’ry Innovation Portal.