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Engineering students, doggie day care owner team up to build the better pooper scooper

Mar. 18, 2019—Dan Spangler’s doggie day care and boarding business found itself in some deep … trouble last year. An inspector cited the New Bern, N.C., entrepreneur and dog lover for having a rusty pooper scooper, a violation under state Department of Agriculture guidelines. It frustrated Spangler, who spent countless hours maintaining the metal scoopers and hundreds...

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Weekend inventors will build tech for people with disabilities

Jan. 18, 2019—Tikkun Olam Makers at Vanderbilt to host 48-hour makeathon starting today Teams of makers will race the clock this weekend to create innovative solutions to the problems facing those living with disabilities in Nashville and beyond. Beginning Friday, Jan. 18, at 5 p.m., 14 teams will have 48 hours to “make a difference” as part...

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Soldiers, students meet up in the Wond’ry to revolutionize prototyping, production

Aug. 10, 2018—Soldiers from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, are known for their bravery, ingenuity and adaptability, but all those qualities take them only so far if they don’t have the equipment they need, fast. In the Army, it can take years to design, prototype and produce a device for a specific task. That length of time is cut...

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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 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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Lineup of ‘maker’ events connects needs with solutions

Sep. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt University is embarking on a series of events demonstrating its commitment to connecting need knowers with solution makers. Kevin Galloway, hired last year as the university’s director of making, recently was appointed as the Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience (DIVE) director and will play an integral role in upcoming hackathons, makeathons and design courses. DIVE,...

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Galloway, the Wond’ry team design wrist-saving, wick-installing device for Thistle Farms

May. 8, 2017—From left, Jim Kensler, senior director of Thistle Farms Body & Home; Melissa Wert, director of systems and inventory control; Tianja Gibbs, manufacturing manager; Deanna Meador, the Wond’ry program manager; and Noah Barrow, the Wond’ry intern watch the first trial of Barrow’s new wick-installing device. (Photo courtesy of Peggy Napier/Thistle Farms) Flat, cottonwood candlewicks are...

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Vanderbilt joins 40 academic partners to create, deploy robotic technology in critical manufacturing sectors

Apr. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt University is one of 40 academic partners in a new robotics manufacturing institute in Pittsburgh that will be funded with $80 million from the Department of Defense and $173 million in matching funds from more than 200 participating partners, including companies, local governments, academic and nonprofit organizations. The Defense Department awarded the contract to...

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