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.
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.
Nov. 12, 2018—Temple Grandin, a world-renowned author, inventor and spokesperson about the autism spectrum, will participate in a daylong conference in Nashville on Nov. 29, capped off with a keynote and conversation with Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.
Nov. 8, 2018—A $10 million gift from alumna Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, and husband William R. “Billy” Frist will endow a new center focused on supporting and developing the neurodiverse talents of individuals with autism at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering.
Jul. 5, 2018—The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy honored two Vanderbilt researchers for STEM mentorship.
Apr. 25, 2018—Postdoctoral scholar Natalie Hinkel has been named Postdoc of the Year by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for her exceptional scholarship. Assistant Professor of Psychology Anita Disney was honored as Mentor of the Year at the 12th annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association Symposium April 12.
Apr. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Keivan Stassun serves as a deputy principal investigator on the mission and is tasked with identifying the most promising stars to target in its search for habitable nearby planets.
Astronomy professor wins $1M grant, takes multifaceted approach to keeping minorities and persons with disabilities in STEM
Dec. 13, 2017—Keivan Stassun was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Million-Dollar Professor for promotion of minorities in the physical sciences.