Jul. 20, 2017—Now in its ninth year, a unique summer research program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) designed primarily for rural students with limited resources is proving that talent has no zip code.
Apr. 21, 2016—More than 50 eighth-graders from Springfield Middle School toured the Vanderbilt power plant April 5 as part of the Aspirnaut Program, a partnership between Vanderbilt University Medical Center and rural K-12 schools to help recruit and develop the science, technology, engineering and math workforce of the future.
Jul. 16, 2015—Students watched, transfixed, for nearly an hour last Friday as internationally known portrait artist Igor Babailov sketched Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Jul. 31, 2014—Undergraduates from across the country attended a summer research conference at Vanderbilt this week sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Apr. 23, 2014—Watch the inspiring story of two members of the Class of 2014 and the science program that changed their lives. VUCast followed Cody Stothers and Domonique Bragg through the twists and turns each faced from high school to seniors at Vanderbilt.
Apr. 22, 2014—Seniors Domonique Bragg and Cody Stothers, who both hail from rural Arkansas, followed a similar path to Vanderbilt.
Dec. 19, 2013—A chemical bond discovered by Vanderbilt University scientists that is essential for animal life and which hastened the “dawn of the animal kingdom” could lead to new therapies for cancer and other diseases.
Sep. 11, 2013—The Aspirnaut program, funded by Billy and Julie Hudson, brings science, technology, engineering and math lessons and labs to rural teachers, students and school districts via video and teleconferencing.