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BOOM! The Maker Revolution: How the Maker Movement is changing the world

Oct. 7, 2015—An “explosive presentation” on how the acts of radically democratizing access to the tools, knowledge and community needed to create things has fundamentally and irrevocably destroyed the barriers to innovation.

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Student last year, recruiter this year: Halma job gives Trout opportunity for globetrotting

Oct. 2, 2015—Tori Trout smiled and chatted persistently, hour after hour, as hundreds of young engineering students lined up to listen to her pitch for working at Halma plc — the same pitch that convinced her just a year ago. Trout studied chemical engineering at Vanderbilt, graduated with her bachelor’s degree in May and jumped into a...

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Student entrepreneurial pitch competition to stream live on SEC Network Sept. 21

Sep. 17, 2015—The SEC Network will provide coverage of the 2015 SEC Symposium, highlighted by a live SEC Network+ stream of the student entrepreneurial pitch competition on Monday, Sept. 21.

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Fisher to step down as director of VIDL

Aug. 20, 2015—Douglas H. Fisher, the inaugural director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL), is stepping down from his managerial role at VIDL, effective Aug. 24, 2015, in order to devote more time to his important role as the faculty director of Warren College.

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Research Roundup, Summer 2015

Jul. 31, 2015—Creating artificial human capillary blood vessels using cotton candy and gelatin | Increasing and improving retention of underrepresented minority students in STEM fields

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Tiny mechanical wrist gives new dexterity to needlescopic surgery

Jul. 23, 2015—VIDEO» A Vanderbilt research team has successfully created a mechanical wrist less than 1/16th of an inch thick -- small enough to use in needlescopic surgery, the smallest form of minimally invasive surgery.

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Aerospace Club wins NASA’s Student Launch Challenge for third year in row

May. 12, 2015—For the third year in a row, the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club has won NASA’s eight-month long rocketry competition – the 2014-15 Student Launch Challenge – beating out 30 other university and college teams.

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Vanderbilt awards Founder’s Medals to top scholars at Commencement

May. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt awarded Founder’s Medals to its top scholars at Commencement, May 8.

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Engineering dean joins nationwide pledge to train next-gen engineers

Mar. 27, 2015—Vanderbilt's School of Engineering joins the nationwide effort to equip a new generation of engineers to tackle the most pressing issues of the day.

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‘College of the future’ topic of engineering lecture April 7

Mar. 27, 2015—As technological advances ‘evolutionize’ higher education, award-winning author and speaker Jeffrey Selingo imagines what the college of the future will look like.

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Q&A with Meg Pirkle, BE’89

Mar. 23, 2015—Previously director of GDOT’s Permits and Operations Division, Pirkle spent part of last year implementing task force recommendations after the January 2014 Atlanta “Snowpocalypse” that stranded thousands of commuters for eight hours or more on iced-over interstates—roads that are notorious for traffic snarls even in the best of times.

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Kenneth Anderson Finds His Balance in Figure Skating

Mar. 23, 2015—Kenneth Anderson and partner Linde LaChance finished 10th in junior pairs at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in January.

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