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Engineering students, organizations, labs contribute to Maker Faire’s success

Oct. 5, 2017—The Nashville Mini Maker Faire, held for the first time at The Wond’ry, attracted more than 4,000 visitors and 93 exhibitors – a jump in attendance of more than 50 percent and double the maker participation over 2016. At least 25 percent of the exhibits had Vanderbilt ties and many of them involved students, organizations...

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Biomedical engineering undergrads retrofit car for toddler client’s needs

Mar. 15, 2016—The toy car’s body looks the same as when students in Amanda Lowery’s Material Manipulations course received it, but the features inside are virtually unrecognizable. The hard, angular seat is gone, replaced by one contoured to hold a toddler securely in place. Instead of a steering wheel, there’s a colorful drum with a handprint to...

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