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Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience

Former Cheekwood exhibit finds home at Vanderbilt’s Susan Gray School

Dec. 16, 2019—A one-of-a-kind playhouse inspired by the Beatrix Potter story "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" has been installed at The Susan Gray School at Vanderbilt Peabody College. The Peter Rabbit House was designed as part of a Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience project and created in collaboration with Pfeffer Torode Architecture, Daigh Rick Landscape Architects and Peabody College’s Early Childhood and Elementary Education program.

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Maker Faire at the Wond’ry Oct. 5 celebrates inventive spirit

Sep. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt will host the seventh annual Nashville Mini Maker Faire—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness— Oct. 5 at the Wond’ry.

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Two-day maker faire at Wond’ry Oct. 6-7, free and open to public

Sep. 26, 2018—The event is a celebration of the inventive spirit and a free showcase for nearly 100 exhibitors across Vanderbilt and Tennessee to share their newest creations and discoveries with the community.

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Registration open for ‘learning community’ on design thinking; first event Sept. 27

Sep. 23, 2018—In support of Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience, the Center for Teaching is hosting a learning community this fall for faculty, staff and students interested in teaching design thinking.

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DIVE to host four boot camps during fall semester

Aug. 29, 2018—On the heels of Immersion Vanderbilt's formal launch, DIVE offers four boot camps this fall for students, faculty and staff. Register online via Anchor Link.

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All are invited to April 19 closing celebration for Local OACS DIVE projects

Apr. 4, 2018—The Office of Active Citizenship and Service invites students, faculty and staff to the April 19 DIVE closing celebration, set for 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at The Commons Center.

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Call for proposals for Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience courses

Feb. 8, 2018—The Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience steering committee is issuing a call for proposals for DIVE courses.

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Vanderbilt University receives best possible review and reaffirmation of institutional accreditation

Dec. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt has earned a 10-year reaffirmation of its accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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Maker faire’s first year at the Wond’ry is major success, organizers say

Oct. 2, 2017—The Nashville Mini Maker Faire's organizers extended it to two days, attracting double the exhibitors and more than 1,500 additional visitors over last year.

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Vanderbilt connecting need knowers with solution makers; Galloway helms effort

Sep. 18, 2017—Kevin Galloway, hired last year as the university’s director of making, recently was appointed as the Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience (DIVE) director and will play an integral role in upcoming hackathons, makeathons and design courses.

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Design professor’s vision for Mr. Commodore’s makeover

Aug. 30, 2017—When it comes to getting a stellar makeover, Mr. Commodore goes straight to Vanderbilt fashion design professor Alexandra Sargent-Capps.

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Inaugural DIVE Boot Camp immerses participants in human-centered design

Mar. 27, 2017—More than 40 students, staff and faculty gathered at the Wond’ry March 25 to learn about human-centered design and put it into practice through a series of exercises. The half-day event was the inaugural DIVE Boot Camp, one of several opportunities for members of the Vanderbilt community to participate in Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience, the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan.

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