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Through Immersion Vanderbilt, students would have the option to have their research immersive experiences and projects recognized on the transcript. Students who are engaged in lab sciences, social sciences, humanities, and field work have the potential to transform ideas into action, refine skills, and integrate knowledge with experience.

Through Immersion Vanderbilt, students have the option to have their research immersive experiences and projects recognized on the transcript. Students who are engaged in lab sciences, social sciences, humanities, and field work have the potential to transform ideas into action, refine skills, and integrate knowledge with experience.

Approximately 60 percent of graduating seniors report conducting research during their time at Vanderbilt. Keep reading to see examples of how five current and former Vanderbilt students have taken advantage of the world-class resources available to engage in truly immersive research experiences.

Mikayla Roof presenting her poster at the American Neurological Conference

 

Mikayla Roof, Arts & Science

Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Mikayla's personal family connections to Parkinson's disease have inspired her research experiences at Vanderbilt.   After working with Dr. Charles and Dr. Hacker at VUMC, Mikayla won an award for a poster presentation at the American Neurological Association annual conference.   Read more.

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Sam Smith, Arts & Science

Majors: Economics, History, Bioethics & Leadership

Research takes many forms at Vanderbilt.  Smith found her passion for humanities research through her coursework and co-curricular experiences.  She is currently writing her baccalaureate thesis on the Channel Islands, small islands that are Crown dependencies of Britain off the coast of France, and their occupation by Nazis during WWII. Read more.

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Danielle Liu, Engineering

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Liu has spent the past two and a half years in Associate Professor Craig Duvall’s Advanced Therapeutics Laboratory immersing herself in research investigating innovative ways to utilize nanoparticles to optimize pharmaceutical delivery.  Through the support of SyBBURE and graduate students in the lab, Danielle has developed laboratory skills and refined her career goals.  Read more.
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Christian Motyczka, Engineering

Major: Computer  Science

Motyczka found his passions in and out of the lab. He is one of two computer science undergraduates who developed a virtual reality program to help addicts stay clean.  He worked with the Emotion and Anxiety Research Lab, or EARL, which is a partnership between a Vanderbilt clinical psychology graduate student and a Nashville-based company with both residential and outpatient addiction treatment programs. Read more.