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Explorations in Research networking event set for Jan. 29

Jan. 7, 2020—The Office of Immersion Resources and the Scientific Immersion and Mentorship student organization have partnered to organize Explorations in Research, an event designed to convene researchers from all disciplines for an evening of networking and discovery.

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2020 VUSRP applications now open

Dec. 4, 2019—Applications are now open for the summer 2020 cycle of the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program, which provides awards of $5,000–$6,000 to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors engaged in 10 weeks of full-time research with a Vanderbilt faculty member. Students can use their VUSRP experience to satisfy Immersion Vanderbilt.

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Engineering + empathy lead VU students to help kids with special needs

Nov. 18, 2019—Inspired to make a child’s life better through engineering and design, students from Vanderbilt, occupational therapists and professional engineers worked for three days to build inventions that would make life a little easier for children with special needs at the third annual TOM Makeathon.

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Vanderbilt students manage $500K of $12M portfolio in TVA Investment Challenge Program

Nov. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University students in two business minor elective courses are getting hands-on experience in the investment world thanks to a unique program sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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HOD major goes beyond her comfort zone for high-tech international immersion experience

Nov. 12, 2019—HOD major Porter Geer wanted to be pushed out of her comfort zone, so she applied for an immersion experience at a Nashville start-up that specializes in using blockchain technology in health care.

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Students invited to Oct. 29 open house for Nichols Humanitarian funding

Oct. 25, 2019—Students are invited to attend an Oct. 29 open house for the Nichols Humanitarian Fund, which can be used to support Immersion Vanderbilt experiences. The application window for awards through the fund is Nov. 4 through Dec. 16.

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Find Your Impact: English major mixes silly with serious in musical tackling climate change

Oct. 7, 2019—Junior Foster Swartz is pursuing his passions for writing and directing with “Global Warming: The Musical,” which will be performed Oct. 11 and 12 in Sarratt Cinema. 

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Vanderbilt to host international music encoding workshop and hackathon

Oct. 2, 2019—Global leaders of the Music Encoding Initiative will be at Vanderbilt Oct. 24-27 for a free public workshop on the guidelines and tools for encoding music notation in computational form.

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Sixth annual Undergraduate Research Fair showcases immersion, draws record number of participants

Sep. 23, 2019—A record 200 undergraduate students shared their research projects through poster and slide presentations at the sixth annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair held Sept. 19 in the Student Life Center. More than 580 faculty, students, staff and community members were in attendance.

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Volunteers needed for pilot study on music’s effect on ICU patients

Sep. 18, 2019—An interdisciplinary group of Vanderbilt researchers is launching a pilot study regarding the effect of live music on patients, families and staff in the VUMC adult intensive care unit and is inviting musical members of the VU community to help. Vanderbilt University undergraduates are encouraged to participate and investigate using the experience to develop their Immersion projects.

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Undergraduate Research Fair set for Sept. 19

Sep. 13, 2019—The sixth annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center. The event will feature poster presentations of student research projects that are representative of a variety of fields and disciplines.

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Open Mind: Charting the path for the future

Sep. 9, 2019—In the debut of her "Open Mind" column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente shares her perspective on the values, opportunities, challenges and priorities that drive Vanderbilt's mission.

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