Computational Collaboration: A New Interdisciplinary Initiative Recasts Computers as Classroom Partners
Nov. 8, 2019— “I want to help you.” In a moving but chilling scene, that line is uttered by HAL 9000, the all-knowing computer system depicted in the classic 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, as it pleads with Dr. Dave Bowman not to disconnect the rogue machine for the final time. Now, more than a half-century...
Jul. 29, 2019—The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation, a new center that brings engineers, business scholars and disabilities researchers together with experts in neuroscience and education to understand, maximize and promote neurodiverse talent, celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, July 25.
Jun. 12, 2019—Five interdisciplinary projects awarded TIPs funding for 2019; a sixth (additional) year call for proposals and funding announced by the provost.
May. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s transformational Trans-Institutional Programs initiative heads into a fourth year with grants awarded to seven interdisciplinary projects that involve more than 60 faculty members.
Apr. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt University has taken the next step in the discovery and planning processes for future capital investments in science and engineering, and humanities and the Arts and Science historic core.
Mar. 5, 2018—More than 15 programs, including internal funding initiatives and professional development opportunities, will be showcased March 22 at the Faculty Funding and Resource Fair.
Jan. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt is a recognized leader in the innovation of civil infrastructure, and the Vanderbilt Initiative for Intelligent Resilient Infrastructure Systems builds on that foundation by defining strategies to protect the nation from floods. Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Caglar Oskay explains the group’s work in this VU BreakThru blog post.
Jan. 3, 2018—Zeros and ones are the gold and silver of the information age. Data Science Visions, a TIPs initiative, is laying the groundwork to analyze and extract the data available in this emerging field. Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Andreas Berlind writes of the group’s early efforts, including two fall think tanks on two disparate topics—public schools in Tennessee and Inca settlements in Peru. Read more about TIPs grants and other internal faculty funding programs—including Discovery Grants, Research Scholar Grants and University Courses—at the VUBreakThru blog.
Dec. 12, 2017—Funded by a 2017 TIPs grant, the Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab connects interdisciplinary faculty and students to study the impact of LGBT-related public policies. In the VU BreakThru blog, Tara McKay, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, discusses how she uses her research to influence health, legal and social policies in both the domestic and global arenas.