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CS senior lauds entrepreneurship training at The Wond’ry

Mar. 17, 2017—Michael Umenta, a CS senior, believes networking events can be more meaningful. He developed an app, called CNCT (for Connect), that allows those attending conferences and other professional events to connect before they arrive and begin to build relationships. As he prepares for his post-Vanderbilt life, Umenta is weighing a software engineer job offer at...

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Computer science class demands user focus from start of design process

Dec. 31, 2015—Future engineers and others who excel in an increasingly popular computer science course must start by thinking past the coding challenges, past the array of possible devices, and all the way to the customers they want to reach. For the fall 2015 semester, one Vanderbilt University School of Engineering team considered the worried family members...

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Nashville bus app under development earns kudos, $200K NSF grant

Jul. 2, 2015—Nashville’s mass transit leaders are banking on a Vanderbilt University-produced app to get people out of their cars and onto city buses. It allows for real-time tracking – eliminating lengthy waits outdoors – plus social network sharing options to inspire users’ friends, estimates of how many calories burned walking to stops and data on individual...

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Vanderbilt University and University of Maryland join forces to offer MOOC sequence on mobile app development

Sep. 9, 2013—Vanderbilt University and the University of Maryland have teamed up to introduce a new approach to massive open online courses, or MOOCs – a two-part, sequenced course offered through the digital learning platform Coursera. The joint MOOC will begin Jan. 6, 2014, with the Maryland course, “Programming Handheld Systems with Android.” It will continue March...

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Engineering student grabs first seat at VU@EC

Jul. 25, 2013—At just 20 years old, Vanderbilt engineering student Ben Whittle has become the first candidate accepted into the VU@EC program. Whittle and a business partner are developing a new online collaboration platform that will enable groups to brainstorm and share ideas via instant messaging or group video chats, investigate problems, and visualize solutions. “Originally we...

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