Apr. 30, 2018—School of Engineering senior Christian Motyczka has found his passions in and out of the lab. He is one of two computer science undergraduates who developed a virtual reality program to help addicts stay clean.
Apr. 30, 2018—Sami Chiang was conducting experiments and using critical thinking long before she knew what those things were. The daughter of a school administrator and an engineer, the Berkeley, California, native’s life was immersed in experiential learning from the start.
Oct. 11, 2017—A historian pairing with a computer scientist to teach a course on virtual reality? A new University Course, Virtual Reality for Interdisciplinary Applications, offers just that, with the overarching goal that everyone can, and should, be technically confident. Faculty-designed, cross-disciplinary curriculum is at the heart of the University Courses initiative, tapping into the natural synergies across Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges. Read more about the University Courses and other internal faculty funding programs—including TIPs, Discovery Grants, Research Scholar Grants and University Courses—at the VUBreakThru blog.
Sep. 19, 2017—A collaboration between Vanderbilt School of Engineering and North Carolina State University to identify the best way to analyze learning data is among the first recipients of NSF grants to address societal challenges through cross-disciplinary research.
Sep. 5, 2017—Inspired by Temple Grandin, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Maithilee Kunda figured out how to create artificial intelligence that emulates image-based thinking.
Jun. 7, 2017—WIPER technology detects when a bullet flies by a protected elephant and sends an alarm with its location.
May. 22, 2017—Vanderbilt's recent hosting of the "Places & Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibition proved to be not only intellectually enriching, but also socially unifying, according to several leaders across campus.
May. 2, 2017—Supported by TIPs funding, Engineering's Akos Ledeczi is pursuing the development of NetsBlox, a computer programming platform that could make writing programs as intuitive as writing an email.
Apr. 26, 2017—Senior Michael Umenta, a computer science major, has a tough decision to make. Does he accept the software engineering job at Google, or does he partner with friends to launch a startup?
Apr. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt students Lauren Branscombe, Joshua Fleck and David Zhang have been recognized in this year’s Goldwater Scholars competition. They are among a group of 240 scholars selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,286 mathematics, science and engineering students nationwide.
Feb. 27, 2017—New algorithm can help identify vulnerable polling stations and spot tampering after the fact.
Sep. 16, 2016—The National Science Foundation has issued its first-ever awards for the NSF INCLUDES program, a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering by broadening participation in STEM fields. Principal investigator Maithilee Kunda and co-P.I. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann are among the recipients.