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CS senior empowers women through tech

Mar. 27, 2019—Miti Joshi admits that before she stepped foot on Vanderbilt’s campus, she was very wary of what would later become one of her greatest passions. “I’m moving across the world alone, and I need to take a leap of faith here,” said Joshi, an international student from Mumbai, India. “Let me try the craziest thing...

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Senior creates app for orangutans with guidance from CS professor

Feb. 24, 2019—Ben Scheer jumps imagination-first into big projects, and he’s not afraid of a lot of trial and error. The Vanderbilt human and organizational development and economics double major has worked on dozens of entrepreneurial endeavors ranging from coding to music to virtual reality to photography, with his biggest focus being on connecting with people and solving problems. “It’s really...

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Class of 2018 Profile: Christian Motyczka, CS major, helps build VR app for struggling addicts

Apr. 30, 2018—When it came time to apply to college, Christian Motyczka did his research. He knew Vanderbilt University was the place for him. “I was looking for an Ivy-ish experience without the Ivy ego,” said Motyczka, a computer science major from Lumberton, New Jersey. “Everyone here has something they are passionate about. Everyone here is a well-rounded,...

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Computer science undergraduates help build VR applications for struggling addicts

Mar. 20, 2018—Two computer science undergraduates have been instrumental in creating a virtual reality program to help addicts stay clean that’s already in use at a Nashville-area rehabilitation center. The project is part of a partnership between Vanderbilt University clinical psychology graduate student Noah Robinson and JourneyPure, a Nashville-based company that has both residential and outpatient addiction...

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