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‘Chambers Lecture’

Find the problem, define the mission, give back – Relode founders share story at Chambers Lecture

Nov. 12, 2018—Matt Tant and Joe Christopher both graduated from Vanderbilt. They are mission-focused, share a strong faith and believe in paying it forward. Together they founded Relode, a health care staffing platform with growing traction and a successful $12 million Series A round. But they could not be more different. And that, they say, is a...

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Chambers entrepreneurial speaker stresses customer and clinical validation

Sep. 30, 2017—Ayanna Howard is an internationally known roboticist, holds an endowed chair at Georgia Institute of Technology, and spent 12 years as a senior researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. An innovator with a proven track record, Howard nonetheless knew she had much to learn in making the leap to entrepreneur. And she’s still learning. Howard,...

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Nation’s most senior African-American female roboticist in higher ed to deliver Chambers Lecture Sept. 25

Sep. 15, 2017—As one of the nation’s most recognized female roboticists, Ayanna Howard has designed SnoMote robots to study the impact of global warming on Antarctic ice shelves and created artificial intelligence-powered STEM apps to teach children with autism how to play Angry Birds. She has overseen nearly 50 projects in a dozen years at Georgia Tech....

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Smart jewelry creator to the rescue: Engineering’s Chambers lecture is April 4

Mar. 16, 2017—WiseWear bracelets are health trackers that can summon help Ph.D.-turned-entrepreneur Jerry Wilmink is the founder and CEO of WiseWear Corporation, a Texas-based digital health company that develops wearable technology products for fitness and medical applications. A Vanderbilt biomedical engineering alumnus (bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D.) and self-described “mad scientist,” Wilmink also has experience as an inventor,...

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Chambers Lecture Oct. 7: How the Maker Movement is changing the world

Sep. 9, 2015—Mark Hatch says the Maker Movement is changing the world. He knows and he’ll tell you how. Hatch is CEO and co-founder of TechShop, a fast-growing chain of co-working spaces where people come to build prototypes for the products they want to sell. What the shops really produce are entrepreneurs and economic impact. The former...

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