QT Py Computer Workshop Series: Microcontrollers with CircuitPython, Session 3

Launch a rocket with a microcontroller and record flight data is the third of three sessions in the workshop series. Open to Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students, and postdocs. Registration is required. This third and final session is an in-person practical field demonstration of the microcontroller on the Vanderbilt campus on Friday, April 15. In this… Keep reading

QT Py Computer Workshop Series: Microcontrollers with CircuitPython, Session 2

Connecting a microcontroller board and programming with CircuitPython is the second of three sessions in the workshop series. Open to Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students, and postdocs. Registration is required. If you missed the first session, you are welcome to register for the second session. Please review the session 1 materials. Here are the detailed descriptions… Keep reading

QT Py Computer Workshop Series: Microcontrollers with CircuitPython

Are you interested in learning how to program a tiny computer to read a sensor? Join us for this three-session workshop series, and learn how to program a microcontroller (QT Py RP2040) the size of your thumbnail with CircuitPython, leading to a rocket launch with the microcontroller! Open to Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students, and postdocs…. Keep reading

New Resource! AccessScience

See below for Zoom link to instruction session on 12/16/2021 The Science & Engineering Library has purchased access to the following resource: AccessScience is an authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written, high-quality reference material covering all major scientific disciplines. An award-winning gateway to scientific knowledge, it offers links to primary research material,… Keep reading

Craiglow Appointed Interim University Librarian

Hilary A. Craiglow, who has led the Walker Management Library for more than a decade, has been named interim university librarian. Craiglow’s appointment, effective July 1, was announced today by Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of residential faculty. Read the full article >

Mechanical Engineering Hall: Teaching Engineering in the Age of Steam

A new exhibition highlighting the history of Mechanical Engineering Hall is now on display in the Special Collections Library.    When Vanderbilt University opened in October 1875, classes and laboratories were all housed in College Hall, now known as Kirkland Hall.  By the mid-1880s, the engineering department had outgrown their facilities in College Hall and… Keep reading

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service Ends on June 7

The Vanderbilt University Libraries signed an agreement with HathiTrust in March of 2020 that provided faculty, students, and staff with online access to approximately 17% of the libraries copyrighted print circulating collections. Hathi Trust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) was invaluable for virtual instruction and research while access to campus was restricted. As the university… Keep reading

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COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Paul Opiyo

An SEL student assistant tells his COVID-19 pandemic story: Hi my name is Paul Opiyo.  I’m a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and I work at the Stevenson Library. When the pandemic started last year and Vanderbilt closed, I went to Atlanta and spent some time with family. I came back to Vanderbilt in May… Keep reading