Skip to main content

Engineering & Science Building Category

Wond’ry recognized as Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center

Oct. 25, 2018—The Wond’ry was named an Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center at the annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers conference, held last week in Chicago. The Wond’ry opened in 2016 as Vanderbilt University’s epicenter for innovation, creative collaboration and entrepreneurship. “This award is truly an honor and a testament to the incredible amount of hard work and effort that...

Read more


Faculty partnerships explored by Army Research Lab’s chief scientist

Nov. 30, 2017—The chief scientist of the Army Research Lab visited Vanderbilt to explore research collaborations with faculty who are conducting research on robotics, artificial intelligence and resilience. The visit was facilitated by Jaret Riddick, director of ARL’S Vehicle Technology Directorate, who serves on the School of Engineering’s Board of Visitors. Alexander Kott’s day on campus was...

Read more


The Wond’ry with VISE lands $500K I-Corps site grant to boost startups

Sep. 5, 2017—In collaboration with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering, The Wond’ry recently won a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to become an Innovation Corps site. The designation marks Vanderbilt as one of the premier academic institutions nationwide that nurture entrepreneurship. The I-Corps site grant will support programs to match students and faculty with teams of...

Read more


New Wond’ry makerspace, design class boost children’s hospital solutions

Dec. 22, 2016—Solutions to real-life problems at Vanderbilt’s children’s hospital ranged from the delightfully whimsical to the disarmingly simple, with MBA students, engineering undergraduates and an anthropology major teaming up in a state-of-the-art makerspace. The New Product Design and Development course, offered for 15 years by David Owens, professor for the practice of management and innovation, got...

Read more


VUSE lends support in $500K Kauffman partnership to encourage entrepreneurs

Nov. 17, 2015—The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced Tuesday it will partner with the city of Nashville, rewarding agencies that encourage entrepreneurship with grants to foster collaboration and connection. The partnership was the result of a competitive process supported by the city, The Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and a number of other government,...

Read more


Innovation Center to support campus ‘makers’; search underway for director

Aug. 6, 2015—  A rendering of the Engineering and Science Building, home to the newly announced Innovation Center. (Vanderbilt University) A new Innovation Center is being developed on the Vanderbilt University campus to support a “maker” culture that will encourage entrepreneurship and creativity and bolster implementation of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan. A search is underway for...

Read more


Guelcher, Weiss are inaugural Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Feb. 16, 2015—Two engineering professors are members of the first cohort of the Chancellor Faculty Fellows program. Scott Guelcher, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and associate professor of biomedical engineering. Guelcher researches the design, synthesis and characterization of polymeric biomaterials for bone tissue engineering. Sharon Weiss, associate professor of electrical engineering and associate professor of...

Read more


Blast signals excavation at site of new Engineering and Science Building

Sep. 25, 2014—The university marked a milestone September 17 when blasting began at the construction site for its new seven-story 230,000-square-foot Engineering and Science Building. Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet was on hand to mark the occasion with bullhorn in hand, and he declared, “Let’s open the site.” After Fauchet’s 3-2-1 countdown, the blast foreman detonated the explosives,...

Read more