Take a look inside the Wond’ryby Amy Wolf | Nov. 10, 2016, 10:52 AM
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.”
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.
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.