Take a look inside the Wond’ry


Students, faculty, staff, and business and community members filled the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt University’s new cross-disciplinary innovation space, Nov. 9 at an open house.

“Thank you so much to everyone who attended,” Robert Grajewski, Evans Family Executive Director of the Wond’ry, said. “We were energized by their excitement, and we can’t wait to see what this inaugural year holds for the Wond’ry.”

the Wond'ry Grand Opening Tours of the Wond'ry (demos in the Makerspace and Virtual Reality Exhibits) Innovation Village Reception The Provost and our Exec. Director spoke and musical performances were presented. Vanderbilt University photo: Anne Rayner; VU
Jasmine Greer, an imaging research specialist at the Vanderbilt Institute of Imaging Science, and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente have fun at a virtual reality station at the Wond’ry open house Nov. 9. (Anne Rayner)

Student ambassadors led tours of the Wond’ry, and attendees explored the Innovation Village, which features technology, business, entrepreneurial groups collaborating with the Wond’ry, makerspace demonstrations, virtual reality stations, an augmented reality sandbox, art exhibits, BKON Technology featuring interactive content about the Wond’ry, and a new interactive floor projection system.

Students test out the interactive floor projection system at the Wond'ry open house Nov. 9. (Anne Rayner)
Students test out the interactive floor projection system at the Wond’ry open house Nov. 9. (Anne Rayner)

The Wond’ry is the epicenter for innovation and entrepreneurship at Vanderbilt University. Its three-story, 13,000-square-foot space, located in the Innovation Pavilion adjacent to the new state-of-the-art Engineering and Science Building, facilitates trans-institutional collaboration among students and faculty from all schools, levels and disciplines. From engineers to scientists to entrepreneurs to artists, the Wond’ry is the primary point of connection for students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship.