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EE student connects with The Wond’ry in designing African language app to connect with native roots

Dec. 2, 2021—During his winter break in 2020, sophomore engineering student Wenitte Apiou was struck with an idea that stemmed from his native African roots. In Burkina Faso, West Africa, where Apiou grew up, the national language is French. After moving to the U.S., Apiou realized he hadn’t had the opportunity to learn his family’s native languages,...

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Faculty Innovator: Daniel Fabbri demonstrates academic and entrepreneurial prowess

Aug. 12, 2021—By Marissa Shapiro Since his days growing up in Silicon Valley, Daniel Fabbri, assistant professor of biomedical informatics and computer science in the School of Medicine and School of Engineering, respectively, has always been driven to use his academic knowledge to make an impact. “I never wanted to write papers that sit on the shelf,” he...

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Vanderbilt team first to win VentureWell stage 2 grant for environmental monitoring startup

Aug. 3, 2021—Intelligent Systems, an indoor air quality monitoring startup founded by Tim Darrah, a Ph.D. student in computer science and a NASA fellow, has won a stage 2 grant from VentureWell. Intelligent Systems is the first Vanderbilt team to be accepted into this program. Formerly known as the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, VentureWell funds...

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Day of Wond’ry 2021 virtual event is May 12

Apr. 22, 2021—Day of Wond’ry, an online innovation extravaganza, will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, from 4 to 6 p.m. CT. See student presentations and creations, learn about Wond’ry programs and services, and explore the virtual fair space using Gather.town, a connection platform combining video conferencing with a walkable 2D world. Walk close to a person to speak...

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Three teams with engineering faculty, students accepted to 2021 NSF I-Corps cohort

Feb. 5, 2021—Three Ideator teams with an engineering faculty member, an alumna and an undergraduate have been accepted to the Spring 2021 I-Corps cohort. The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program supports deep technologies and fundamental discoveries in science and engineering that have high potential to impact society. Vanderbilt’s Ideator program, run through the Wondr’y, works with burgeoning inventors among faculty, students and staff from universities...

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Maker class adapts to COVID-19, innovates at the Wond’ry

Oct. 26, 2020—In the COVID-19 era, finding creative ways to solve problems has become more important than ever, especially when it comes to hands-on learning. The director of making at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center, has adjusted his class on engineering and immersive design to help students create in all environments while making things that help people....

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Day of Wond’ry virtual event is May 22

May. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center, the Wond’ry, has planned a daylong event Friday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT to demonstrate how it has transitioned to remote work but continued to promote innovating and creating. While all Wond’ry spaces and makerspaces are closed until further notice, events have been moved to virtual environments. Day...

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Art-themed, 36-hour hackathon will draw hundreds of students to Vanderbilt Nov. 1-3

Oct. 24, 2019—In a twist that turns hacking into art, VandyHacks VI will engage more than 550 students from Vanderbilt and Southern and Midwest schools in its hackathon—a 36-hour invention marathon—beginning Friday evening on Nov. 1 and ending Sunday, Nov. 3. Hacking in this context brings together creative thinkers, programmers, designers, builders and more for an intense...

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