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BME student and Melodore gets advanced course in violin making

Oct. 15, 2018—Shaan Ramaprasad is quite pleased with his new violin and not only because he likes the sound – which is much more full and rich than it was three months ago. Ramaprasad, a senior in biomedical engineering, began playing violin at age four. He admits he hated it for at least four years but then...

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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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Makers accelerate a third industrial revolution

Oct. 9, 2015—Boom! might be the sound of an explosion of successful businesses created by an entirely new generation of inventors with only a few hundred dollars in their pockets who build prototypes at professional makerspaces and raise funds through crowdsourcing. These ‘makers’ are part of a movement that is a catalyst to democratize entrepreneurship. Giving people...

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