Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program
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.
Rising Star: Jedidah Isler is forging new paths in astrophysics—and diversity among aspiring scientists
Jun. 22, 2016—As a little girl growing up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Jedidah Isler was obsessed with the sky. “I really just thought it was beautiful,” she says, “and I remember feeling a sense of calm whenever I looked up.” Today that same sense of calm and wonderment continues to help fuel Isler’s research on blazars, supermassive black...
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.
May. 18, 2016—Observational astrophysicist Jedidah Isler, a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt, has been selected as a member of the National Geographic Society's inaugural class of Emerging Explorers.
Oct. 28, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told a group of community and business leaders that diversity and inclusion are essential to Vanderbilt continuing as a leading academic institution.
Sep. 23, 2015—Read about the latest faculty and student awards and achievements.
Sep. 11, 2015—A doctoral student in the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program has helped develop a new kind of detector with potential applications in medical diagnostics and national security.
Jul. 20, 2015—Keivan Stassun, professor of astronomy, has been named senior associate dean for graduate education and research for the College of Arts and Science, Dean Lauren Benton announced.
Jul. 7, 2015—The partnership with Fisk through the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program and other avenues, “presents us with an opportunity to see the results of our efforts impact an under-served community."
Jun. 10, 2015—Astronomer Keivan Stassun has received "INSIGHT into Diversity" magazine's 2015 Diversity Visionary Award, called "the only national individual honor in higher education of its kind."
Jun. 10, 2015—Scholars from across the country presented research insights on issues spanning the educational pipeline, from pre-K to Ph.D.
Oct. 31, 2013—Fisk University and Vanderbilt University have begun planning for a novel academic bridge program comprising a three-year accelerated Fisk undergraduate degree, weighted toward courses in natural science, mathematics or computer science, followed by a computer science master’s degree from Fisk, bridging to a Biomedical Informatics Ph.D. from Vanderbilt.