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New leadership announced for the Wond’ry

Jun. 7, 2019—Dave Owens, a management professor and expert on innovation, has been named the Evans Family Executive Director of the Wond’ry.

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Former astronaut, congressman to join Zeppos for discussion on STEM education April 30

Apr. 22, 2019—Science advocacy and innovation will be the theme of the final Chancellor’s Lecture of the 2018-19 season, set for Tuesday, April 30, in Langford Auditorium. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host Mae Jemison and Rush Holt, two scientists with storied careers in government and public service.

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Vanderbilt Osher winter term: Innovation, ‘Julius Caesar’ and more

Dec. 21, 2018—Innovative thinking in the digital age, women in the civil rights movement and acting for opera are among the winter 2019 classes offered by Vanderbilt’s Osher Institute for Lifelong Learners.

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November issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Nov. 26, 2018—The key to Vanderbilt's success to date—and to its continued success—relies on building and sustaining an ecosystem and culture that fosters innovation, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in this month’s newsletter.

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Wond’ry named Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center

Oct. 24, 2018—The Wond’ry was named an Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center at the annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers conference, held last week in Chicago.

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Autism & Innovation center established to help people with ASD find meaningful work

Oct. 12, 2017—Creating a model pipeline that will assist adults on the autism spectrum find innovative jobs is the purpose of Vanderbilt University’s new Center for Autism & Innovation.

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Vanderbilt is No. 10 in Thomson Reuters’ ‘World’s Most Innovative Universities’

Sep. 28, 2017—The ranking is based on a number of indicators, including patent filings and research paper citations.

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Vanderbilt ranked 20th among world’s 100 most innovative universities

Jan. 17, 2017—Vanderbilt ranked 20th in the second annual Reuters Top 100, which aims to identify the institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and help drive the global economy.

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Take a look inside the Wond’ry

Nov. 10, 2016—Students, faculty, staff, and business and community members filled the Wond'ry Nov. 9 at an open house featuring tours, makerspace demonstrations and more. See a video of the event.

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Over 350 college students team up for weekend of hacking Nov. 11-13 at Vanderbilt

Nov. 8, 2016—Students from Vanderbilt and schools such as Purdue, Georgia Tech and the University of Illinois will work around the clock during VandyHacks, a hackathon, or invention marathon, Nov. 11-13.

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Vanderbilt’s Wond’ry hosts grand opening

Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt's new cross-disciplinary innovation space will host an open house on Nov. 9, which will feature virtual reality experiences and maker space demonstrations.

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Nearly 300 college students team up for weekend of hacking Oct. 2-4

Oct. 1, 2015—Nearly 300 student hackers from Vanderbilt University and other locales will showcase the results of an intense weekend of hacking at an expo at Vanderbilt Oct. 4.

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