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New interdisciplinary initiative recasts computers as classroom partners

Nov. 18, 2019—A group of interdisciplinary researchers from across Vanderbilt University are leading a new effort to recast computers as integral knowledge partners across a range of subject areas, not simply as monolithic tools reserved for high-level programmers. Corey Brady (John Russell/Vanderbilt) The Computational Thinking and Learning Initiative, one of five new Trans-Institutional Programs announced this year,...

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Schmidt, Ledeczi named to provost Online Education Committee

Aug. 6, 2019—Vanderbilt will take stock of its resources for online education through the work of a new provost-appointed committee to ensure that the schools and colleges receive the needed support for these offerings, which advance the university’s mission of educating the whole student while encouraging lifelong learning. Committee members include Douglas Schmidt, associate provost for research...

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CPS summer camps offer teachers, young learners a dive into cybersecurity

Aug. 2, 2019—Anastasia likes computer science so her mother told her about Vanderbilt’s cybersecurity summer camp. Kimmi and Quinn have a high school friend who was a cybersecurity camper last year.  Tanuj, a veteran of Python and Java camps, said his neighbor, a Vanderbilt computer science professor, thought cyber-physical systems might interest him. Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software...

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Vanderbilt’s online MATLAB course is a top MOOC

Sep. 21, 2018—Vanderbilt’s free online course, Introduction to Programming with MATLAB on Coursera, is ranked No. 15 out of thousands of MOOCs (massive open online course) and remains one of the Top 50 MOOCs of All Time, rated by Class Central, a search engine and review site for MOOCs. Class Central recently updated its list of Top...

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Cyber-physical systems security summer camps are games and fun for young learners

Jun. 21, 2018—In this tug-of-war game there was no rope and no pulling. Groans, however, were plentiful as pairs of middle and high school campers at Vanderbilt jabbed at computer keys and space bars to push left or right a small robot car with cartoon googly eyes. One person in each pair was going to win. At...

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Three engineering faculty proposals earn Discovery Grants

Jun. 22, 2017—Vanderbilt University’s Office of the Provost has recognized three engineering faculty proposals with Discovery Grants, one of Vanderbilt’s primary means of investing in advancing the discovery of knowledge in its core disciplines and strengthening the university’s scholarly profile. A total of 13 faculty proposals have received funding. Discovery Grants are designed to support new ideas,...

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Vanderbilt engineering tech uses elephant poachers’ own weapons against them

Jun. 7, 2017—Anti-poaching authorities will soon have a powerful new weapon in their arsenal – high-tech ballistic shockwave sensors under development at Vanderbilt School of Engineering. The new system, to be integrated with existing commercial tracking collars, would be the first use of shockwave detection technology in the intensified push to thwart illegal trafficking and save endangered...

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Interdisciplinary NetsBlox project makes computer programming intuitive

May. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt University Professor of Computer Engineering Akos Ledeczi doesn’t want everyone to become a programmer. But understanding how computers think, interact, and do what we want them to do – those are 21st century skills, he said. In NetsBlox, a visual programming environment, Ledeczi and an interdisciplinary team are developing a teaching tool that introduces...

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