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‘Immersion Vanderbilt’

Little Sphere, Big Power: Students work to build miniature fusion reactor

May. 19, 2023—By Amy Wolf It all started late one night in a first-year residence hall. A group of students were brainstorming ideas for an innovative project to collaborate on, and amid all the ambitious suggestions getting tossed around, one engineering major’s idea stood out: What if they built a miniature nuclear fusion reactor? In typical Vanderbilt...

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The Wild Bunch Library Design Challenge: Engineering a better experience

Feb. 14, 2018—Design shapes processes and experiences as well as physical products. That mindset served Vanderbilt engineering undergraduates well during a student design competition to make the resources in university libraries more accessible and meaningful for users. The teams from across Vanderbilt’s schools and disciplines that produced the three top ideas all included engineering undergraduates. The Wild...

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New maker class develops key skills and improves clients’ lives

Dec. 19, 2017—What does a young boy do when he wants to play sports but the helmet interferes with his cochlear implants? What about a Vanderbilt student who can’t carry her own meals because she needs both hands for a walker? Or another student who uses a wheelchair wants to hold a door open for a friend...

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Engineering student’s design immersion proposal chosen for Vanderbilt’s QEP

Sep. 13, 2016—An exciting maker-style immersion experience will be open to all Vanderbilt students in fall 2017 thanks to a successful proposal co-authored by mechanical engineering sophomore Will Berger. Lori Troxel, associate professor of the practice of civil and environmental engineering and the proposal team chair, has been named the initiative’s director. Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt...

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Troxel named director of Vanderbilt University DIVE initiative

Sep. 1, 2016—Lori A. Troxel, associate professor of the practice of civil and environmental engineering, has been named the Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience (DIVE) initiative director. In this role, Troxel will lead the creation and implementation of the DIVE program, which has been selected as Vanderbilt University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The QEP is a...

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