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The Wond’ry collaborates with IBM to equip learners for STEM-related careers

Feb. 17, 2023—The Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s innovation center, is working with IBM to equip Vanderbilt community members with no-cost STEM education and career readiness resources through IBM SkillsBuild, a no-cost education program focused on underrepresented communities, that helps develop valuable new skills and equitable access to career opportunities in technology fields. As part of this collaboration, the Wond’ry will work...

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The Wond’ry opens Launch incubator space for startups affiliated with Nashville’s universities

Apr. 8, 2022—The Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Center for Innovation, has opened an incubator space called Launch, which is dedicated to startups affiliated with local universities. Launch is designed to support pre-seed and seed-stage venture founders in a wide array of sectors—from health care to the arts—and business models, including social ventures and benefit corporations. “Beginning new ventures is...

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Research Snapshot: Faculty examine user experience of electronic health records for physicians

May. 3, 2021—The Idea Health care providers use electronic health records as a tool for quickly sharing relevant patient medical information. Unfortunately, medical providers’ information needs are often misunderstood by the people who design information tools, including EHRs. A team of Vanderbilt-led researchers sought to better understand the goals, constraints and frustrations of medical providers when they...

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Day of Wond’ry virtual event is May 22

May. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center, the Wond’ry, has planned a daylong event Friday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT to demonstrate how it has transitioned to remote work but continued to promote innovating and creating. While all Wond’ry spaces and makerspaces are closed until further notice, events have been moved to virtual environments. Day...

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David Owens second guest on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Feb. 20, 2017—A leading thinker on innovation and creativity who was the first faculty member to teach at the Wond’ry sits down for a wide-ranging discussion with Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on the second episode of The Zeppos Report podcast. The Zeppos Report features Vanderbilt faculty, students, staff and alumni as well as other engaging...

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Engineering faculty co-lead three of six new University Courses

Feb. 14, 2017—Three new courses co-taught by engineering faculty are among the second set of six University Courses to be offered at Vanderbilt University. University Courses promote trans-institutional teaching and learning and meet degree requirements across undergraduate majors and many professional and graduate programs. All the courses tackle important cross-disciplinary topics that advance the educational mission of...

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