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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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Music takes engineering major into the lab and across the country

Dec. 18, 2019—When biomedical engineering major Brett Koolik first started learning piano as a child, he wasn't motivated solely by his love of music. He also wanted to figure out how a piano works.

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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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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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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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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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Find Your Impact: HOD major expands music dreams with immersion capstone

Sep. 9, 2019—Human and organizational development major William Hall is taking his music dreams to the next level with a capstone immersion experience at Nashville's acclaimed Blackbird Music Studio.

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Faculty invited to Immersion info session Sept. 10

Sep. 5, 2019—Faculty from all schools and colleges are invited to join members of the Immersion Faculty Steering Committee, which provides guidance to the Office of Immersion Resources, and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Vanessa Beasley for an Immersion Vanderbilt information session on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

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