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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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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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Vanderbilt’s innovation space – Wond’ry – hosts grand opening

Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s new cross-disciplinary innovation space, the Wond’ry, will host an open house as part of its grand opening celebration between 3 and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Student ambassadors, Vanderbilt faculty and Wond’ry staff will lead tours of the new 13,000-square-foot space, located in the university’s Innovation Pavilion adjacent to the new Engineering...

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Zeppos welcomes Fleischmann to campus for science, tech discussion

Oct. 6, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos greets U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann in the new Engineering and Science Building. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt) Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos welcomed U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., to Vanderbilt University Oct. 4 for a visit to the new Engineering and Science Building, a tour of the Wond’ry and a question-and-answer session with graduate students...

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Engineering school builds bridge to local, state maker communities

Dec. 22, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Engineering added another pillar to the bridge it’s building to the maker community in Nashville and beyond. The school’s daylong ” Design, Build and Test (DEBUT) Makerspace Planning Workshop” Dec. 11 attracted well over 100 registrants who were interested in previously announced plans for a 13,000-square-foot Innovation Center to be housed...

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Makerspace workshop to guide school’s expansion of design facilities

Nov. 30, 2015—Simply put, building a makerspace requires a community, some tools, and education. How it’s accomplished varies, and that’s what the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering will explore Friday, Dec. 11, in a daylong Design, Build and Test (DEBUT) Makerspace Planning Workshop. The workshop is open to the public but attendance is limited. Go here to...

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VUSE lends support in $500K Kauffman partnership to encourage entrepreneurs

Nov. 17, 2015—The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced Tuesday it will partner with the city of Nashville, rewarding agencies that encourage entrepreneurship with grants to foster collaboration and connection. The partnership was the result of a competitive process supported by the city, The Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and a number of other government,...

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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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