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White House honors Vanderbilt faculty for STEM mentorship

Jul. 5, 2018—The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy honored two Vanderbilt researchers for STEM mentorship.

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Owen launches new VU2MBA admission option for seniors

Jan. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt Business has launched a new admission offering for current Vanderbilt seniors called VU2MBA, which will allow students to gain desired work experience before returning to graduate school.

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Building stronger, more diverse pipeline of future faculty is aim of new postdoctoral program

Oct. 24, 2016—An ambitious postdoctoral training initiative designed to prepare recently graduated doctorates for competitive academic careers will launch later this year, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Oct. 24.

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Eight engineering graduate students receive NSF research fellowships

Aug. 12, 2016—Eight entering engineering graduate students have received research fellowships from the National Science Foundation, as did two Vanderbilt engineering undergraduate students who are pursuing their graduate studies elsewhere.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: Building a Better ‘Bridge’ to the Ph.D.

May. 19, 2016—The Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program, which supports minority STEM graduate students, is the subject of a feature story in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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New detector perfect for asteroid mining

Nov. 19, 2015—A new generation of gamma-ray spectrometer being developed by researchers and students in the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's-to-Ph.D. Bridge program is perfectly suited for detecting valuable minerals hidden within the asteroids, comets, moons and minor planets in the solar system.

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Holley-Bockelmann named director of Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program

Sep. 14, 2015—Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, associate professor of physics and astronomy, has been named director of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program, College of Arts and Science Dean Lauren Benton announced.

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TSU, Vanderbilt win nearly $1 million to increase minority STEM Ph.D.s

Apr. 27, 2015—Increasing the number of minority students who earn a Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering and math is the aim of a new “bridge to doctorate” program being launched by a coalition of Tennessee universities and led by Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University.

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VUCast: Preventing the next pandemic

Sep. 18, 2013—Researchers work to prevent possible bird flu pandemic How stars solve mysteries of the universe And conquering the video gaming industry Vandy style? All this and more in this week’s VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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A brighter method for measuring the surface gravity of distant stars

Aug. 21, 2013—Astronomers have found a clever new way to slice and dice the flickering light from a distant star in a way that reveals the strength of gravity on its surface.

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Nashville Scene Innovations 2013: True grit

Aug. 9, 2013—Fisk and Vanderbilt's Bridge Program mentors talented minority students pursuing advanced science degrees. Keivan Stassun, professor of astronomy and director of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program, is quoted.

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The New Face of Science: How Vanderbilt became a top producer of minority Ph.D.s in STEM

Apr. 16, 2013—This year the Fisk–Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge program, directed by Keivan Stassun, professor of astronomy, will become the nation’s No. 1 producer of minority Ph.D. recipients in physics, astronomy and materials science.

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