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Immersion

Class of 2018: Alexandra Doten wants to help young students reach for the stars

Apr. 26, 2018—Alexandra Doten’s passion for blending science, education and outreach was born from a failure. Doten took an astronomy class her first semester freshman year and failed the first test. But with encouragement from a professor, she turned the experience into a lesson in perseverance.

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Class of 2018: Jalen Dansby sets his sights on medical school and community leadership

Apr. 23, 2018—As Jalen Dansby approaches Commencement, he has acceptance letters from 10 of the country’s top medical schools, including Yale and Vanderbilt. He’s motivated to become a doctor not just for himself, but also for his community.

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Class of 2018: Sarah Robinson bridges cultures through language and music

Apr. 23, 2018—“Adventurous” is the word that best describes Sarah Robinson. The Blair School of Music student is unafraid of doing things she has never tried before and open to new cultural experiences.

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Class of 2018: Elizabeth Lee explores identity through an original web comic

Apr. 18, 2018—Elizabeth Lee identifies as many things. She’s a mechanical engineering major, a proud Asian American, and a woman working in the STEM fields. To give a clearer voice to these identities, Lee created a web comic called “Existing Quietly, Living Loudly.”

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Class of 2018: Yalun Feng combines his passion for the environment with entrepreneurship

Apr. 16, 2018—Yalun Feng wants to look beyond science—to social solutions and entrepreneurship—to help solve problems affecting the environment.

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Professor and student travel to the bottom of the earth, searching for climate clues

Apr. 4, 2018—Vanderbilt geologist Dan Morgan and undergraduate Andrew Grant took immersion to an extreme, trekking all the way to Antarctica to hunt for the oldest ice ever found.

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Celebration of Learning provides snapshot of immersive student learning at Vanderbilt

Feb. 1, 2018—The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching hosted a Celebration of Learning Jan. 29 that featured 34 student projects, posters and presentations from across campus. Students from six colleges and schools exhibited their works celebrating immersive student learning.

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Commons iSeminars announced for first-year students

Oct. 19, 2017—First-year students will have 25 Commons iSeminars to choose from this spring to help get them started on pursuing their passion through a personalized immersive learning opportunity.

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Class of 2017: Kate Sborov gets a taste of life in the emergency department

Apr. 5, 2017—A busy hospital emergency room—filled with life and pain and death—is not where you’d expect to find a Vanderbilt undergrad taking a class. But that is where you find Kate Sborov.

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Wente, Pinson visit state leaders during Vanderbilt’s Day on the Hill

Mar. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Day on the Hill March 7 allowed campus leaders to meet with members of the Tennessee General Assembly to thank them for their service to the state and for their continuing partnerships.

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Students, faculty and staff invited to Global Game Jam at the Wond’ry this weekend

Jan. 19, 2017—Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are invited to a Global Game Jam® hack-a-thon at the Wond’ry, the university’s innovation center, Jan. 20-22. Participants will work together to develop a fully operational iOS / Android game by the event’s close Sunday afternoon.

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Brazil TIPs project may unlock key answers in health care delivery while creating immersive student research opportunities

Dec. 19, 2016—Through a TIPs award, Vanderbilt University faculty and students are researching Brazil's universal health care system to find out why residents give the system failing marks.

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