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U.S. Science & Engineering Festival


Vanderbilt University is pleased to again participate in the USA Science and Engineering Festival Expo in Washington, D.C., April 26 and 27, 2014. The expo’s mission is “to re-invigorate the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, educational and entertaining science festival in the United States.”

Vanderbilt’s delegation includes representatives from the School of Engineering, Undergraduate Admissions, Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science and Vanderbilt Aerospace Club.


Something Big from Something Small: Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Do you have what it takes to be a nanoscientist? Through a series of hands-on demonstrations, visitors will see how scientists and engineers work together to solve big problems on the scale of atoms and molecules. Race lasers to find out how lasers allowed us to first glimpse into the nano-world. Use chemistry to make bouncing bubbles and colorful potions and learn how materials can be modified to give entirely new properties. Guide nano-sized magnets in ferrofluid and learn how they are being used to magnetically steer drugs to the site of disease. Learn how to manipulate electricity and magnetism to engineer energy solutions. Ultimately, visitors will see that they too can join Vanderbilt in developing innovative nanotechnology solutions for clean, reliable energy and better health care. And check out the grand-prize-winning rocket from last year’s NASA rocket launch competition!

Booth participants include:


Vanderbilt Engineering is Personal: The School of Engineering

At this booth, visitors can learn more about the discoveries coming out of the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering – from a mobile app that simulates guidance of a robotic capsule through your GI tract, to robots that perform surgery, to a rocket designed and built by students.

Visit the School of Engineering to learn more about this exciting research community.


Find Your Place at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt offers the depth and breadth of education required to solve real-world problems. Students thrive in a dynamic but close-knit learning and research environment.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more about how you might become a part of the discoveries happening at Vanderbilt.


Visit Research News @ Vanderbilt and Undergraduate Research at Vanderbilt to learn more about the discoveries taking place inside and outside of the classroom at Vanderbilt University.