Undergraduate Research

  • Vanderbilt University

    Eight CS majors tackle data science research projects with DSI fellowships

    Eight computer science majors are among two dozen undergraduates in the 2021 Vanderbilt Data Science Institute summer research program. The undergraduate fellows will engage in 10 weeks of research with their faculty mentor and enhance their data science skills through online workshops led by the data science team with… Read More

    Jun. 16, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Summer program exposes 80+ engineering undergraduates to research immersion

    Summer research programs immerse students in a project for 10 weeks. More than 80 engineering undergraduates took part, a record. (Vanderbilt/Steve Green) More than 80 engineering undergraduate students spent 10 weeks immersed in research projects that spanned all departments and focus areas, experiences that in some cases have changed planned… Read More

    Oct. 15, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Engineering undergrads from DIIGI lab present their research at SPIE Photonics

    A new device that can image diseases of the retina more quickly will soon be tested during ophthalmic surgeries with Vanderbilt Eye Institute collaborators. The prototype was designed by a Vanderbilt engineering undergraduate, who is first author on a paper about the work she will present today at the largest… Read More

    Jan. 29, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Summer research cements interest, opens options for undergraduates

    How did you spend your summer? Anna Wolfe, a BME senior, designed a point-of-care test for a thyroid stimulating hormone. More than 60 engineering undergraduates have quite detailed answers to that standard question, though their answers are anything but routine. They worked for 10 weeks under the direction of faculty… Read More

    Sep. 18, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Design Day serves up a feast of ingenuity

    One corner of Design Day 2017, with an over-under materials handling system designed for Nissan. (John Russell/Vanderbilt University) The School of Engineering’s annual Design Day is a banquet of innovation, problem-solving, teamwork, and design thinking at work. The 2017 event – a mashup of a sophisticated science fair and electronics show… Read More

    Apr. 28, 2017

  • NREL Race to Zero

    Team competing at NREL has big ambitions for home design

    The Vanderbilt undergraduate engineering team competing this weekend at NREL – the National Renewable Energy Lab – set an impressive goal for its home design. “We wanted to show that anyone can have a Net Zero home,” said Kate Thomson, team captain and a civil engineering senior. “It isn’t just… Read More

    Apr. 21, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Design Day on April 24 follows two semesters of collaboration

    For engineering and computer science seniors, Design Day is the culmination of two semesters spent tackling design challenges from sponsors with real design needs. For the larger Vanderbilt community and the general public, it is a chance to be wowed. This year’s showcase is Monday, April 24, from 3-6 p.m. Read More

    Apr. 3, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    First all-Vanderbilt undergraduate research fair and poster session Sept. 1

      Eunice Jun and Edward Fischer’s collaboration on the viability of a malnutrition supplement in Guatemala was made possible through the Littlejohn Family Undergraduate Research Program. (Lauren Holland / Vanderbilt) Monday, Sept. 1, 2014  4–5:30 p.m. Student Life Center As an initiative of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate… Read More

    Aug. 13, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    ChE senior enters final round of national undergraduate research competition

    Marc Panu is looking forward to a final round in March to determine a first-place award for undergraduate research that will be announced at the 40th annual convention of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in Nashville. Panu, a senior in chemical… Read More

    Jan. 26, 2014