Frist Center for Autism and Innovation
Sep. 16, 2020—During a summer of exoplanet discoveries, astronomer Keivan Stassun helps identify new worlds and expand understanding of our own.
Sep. 16, 2020—Donna and Jeffrey Eskind, whose generous gifts have advanced Vanderbilt research that is improving lives, have made a new commitment of $2 million to endow a new chair in autism spectrum disorder research in the School of Medicine.
Jul. 24, 2020—Tyler Derr, Xin (Maizie) Zhou and Zhongyue (John) Yang, the newest faculty co-hires joining the Data Science Institute this fall, have more in common than an interest in revealing patterns through big data—these new faculty focus on research and innovation that positively impact society.
Vanderbilt, The Ohio State University are joint Founding Members of satellite mission ‘Twinkle’ to find potentially habitable worlds around nearby stars
Jul. 23, 2020—Following the NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission, Vanderbilt astronomer Keivan Stassun leads the next phase of discovery to find atmospheres like our own.
Jun. 24, 2020—Stars mapped out by Vanderbilt astronomers for exploration by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission and recently decommissioned Spitzer Space Telescope have led to the discovery of AU Mic b, a newly formed Neptune-like exoplanet located a relatively short 31.9 light-years away.
Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering Graduate Trainee Fellowship Program accepting applications
Apr. 16, 2020—The Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering (NISE) Graduate Trainee Fellowship Program is now accepting applications through July 15. NISE engages students across STEM disciplines in the development, deployment and commercialization of Future of Work at the Human Technology Frontier (FW-HTF) approaches and devices that support neurodiversity individuals and/or that are inspired by their abilities.
Mar. 9, 2020—From March 9 to 13, Vanderbilt will recognize Disability Awareness Week with a series of interactive programs and events on intersecting topics related to disability. All programs and events are free and open to Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars.
Oct. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt will host the third annual College Inclusion Summit held by the College Autism Network in collaboration with Vanderbilt’s Frist Center for Autism and Innovation. The three-day conference at the Student Life Center will bring together scholars, practitioners, administrators and self-advocates to discuss evidence-driven strategies to support college students with autism and other learning differences.
NSF funds Vanderbilt graduate trainee program to develop workplace innovations for those with autism
Sep. 11, 2019—A $3 million NSF grant will establish a new graduate program to train students focused on innovations connecting workforce needs to the talents of neurodiverse individuals.
Aug. 23, 2019—The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation has announced its new membership program, which will allow Vanderbilt faculty and staff to apply to become affiliates or fellows of the center. Applications are due Sept. 15.
Jul. 29, 2019—The ribbon-cutting of the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation with (l to r) Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affair Susan R. Wente, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering Philippe Fauchet, Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, William R. “Billy” Frist, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation Director Keivan Stassun, Daria Mulkey and John Mulkey....
Jul. 29, 2019—The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation, a new center that brings engineers, business scholars and disabilities researchers together with experts in neuroscience and education to understand, maximize and promote neurodiverse talent, celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, July 25.