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CS undergrad exploring radioisotope power named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Feb. 4, 2020—An engineering undergraduate who leads a team developing a next-generation radioisotope power system to provide non-stop power for months to years at a time has been named to the Forbes‘30 Under 30 List. Tyler Bernstein, Class of 2020, is CEO and co-founder of Zeno Power, which recently finished in the first cohort of the Techstars...

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Wond’ry recognized as Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center

Oct. 25, 2018—The Wond’ry was named an Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center at the annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers conference, held last week in Chicago. The Wond’ry opened in 2016 as Vanderbilt University’s epicenter for innovation, creative collaboration and entrepreneurship. “This award is truly an honor and a testament to the incredible amount of hard work and effort that...

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Rehab engineering team takes second place and $20,000 at pitch competition

Sep. 5, 2018—A team of Vanderbilt School of Engineering entrepreneurs took home second place and $20,000 in startup funds at the recent 36|86: Student Edition pitch competition, part of an annual high profile entrepreneurship conference that draws from across the southeast. Synchro Motion LLC is developing a smart prosthetic ankle that anticipates users’ movements and adjusts to stairs, steep...

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Vanderbilt Data Science Institute launched

Aug. 13, 2018—Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Susan R. Wente (Vanderbilt University) Schmidt is co-director; Baroud on executive committee Vanderbilt has established the Data Science Institute to advance foundational research and data science skills across campus and to leverage the university’s collaborative culture. The new trans-institutional institute, one of several recommendations outlined in a May...

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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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Engineering students, organizations, labs contribute to Maker Faire’s success

Oct. 5, 2017—The Nashville Mini Maker Faire, held for the first time at The Wond’ry, attracted more than 4,000 visitors and 93 exhibitors – a jump in attendance of more than 50 percent and double the maker participation over 2016. At least 25 percent of the exhibits had Vanderbilt ties and many of them involved students, organizations...

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The Wond’ry with VISE lands $500K I-Corps site grant to boost startups

Sep. 5, 2017—In collaboration with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering, The Wond’ry recently won a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to become an Innovation Corps site. The designation marks Vanderbilt as one of the premier academic institutions nationwide that nurture entrepreneurship. The I-Corps site grant will support programs to match students and faculty with teams of...

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Novel nanotube approach earns grad student coveted spot in ORNL innovation program

May. 18, 2017—An interdisciplinary materials science graduate student has been selected for a prestigious entrepreneurship program to scale and commercialize a revolutionary method of carbon nanotube production. Anna Douglas is one of five entrepreneurs selected for the inaugural cohort of the Department of Energy Innovation Crossroads program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The accelerator program includes...

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