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Why are STEM students abandoning academic career paths?

Jun. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers have found that many Ph.D. STEM students today do not pursue an academic career track because of the pressure-filled norms and culture of the tenure process.

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Jemison, Holt push for science literacy at year’s final lecture series event

May. 1, 2019—Two giants in the science world joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos onstage Tuesday for the academic year’s final Chancellor’s Lecture Series event, passionately advocating for an America that encourages its citizens to abandon simple opinion on big challenges and instead use evidence-based, critical thinking.

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Former astronaut, congressman to join Zeppos for discussion on STEM education April 30

Apr. 22, 2019—Science advocacy and innovation will be the theme of the final Chancellor’s Lecture of the 2018-19 season, set for Tuesday, April 30, in Langford Auditorium. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host Mae Jemison and Rush Holt, two scientists with storied careers in government and public service.

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Center for Science Outreach introduces summer STEM Exploration Experience for Kids

Mar. 29, 2018—Rising first through sixth graders can participate in the Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach's new STEM Exploration Experience for Kids (SEEK), which launches in June.

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‘Hidden Figures’ author discusses female STEM pioneers, shared history

Feb. 23, 2018—"Hidden Figures" author Margot Lee Shetterly discussed the importance of African Americans role models in telling America's story during a campus visit Feb. 20.

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Linda Sealy receives 2018 AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement

Feb. 15, 2018—Professor Linda Sealy has won the AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement for her continued efforts to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in STEM Ph.D. programs.

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Aspirnaut program helps launch students into science

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.

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Women in STEM – Lecture and Panel Discussion

Mar. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt University celebrates and explores the accomplishments and stories of Women in STEM fields through a lecture and panel discussion. Keynote speaker and author, Rachel Swaby presents her lecture “From the Center of the Earth to the Stars: The Unknown History of Women in Science”, highlighting influential women from her book Headstrong: 52 Women Who...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Women in STEM panel seeks to define, overcome challenges

Mar. 17, 2017—Alumna Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, will discuss the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields with Vanderbilt professors Alyssa Hasty, Bonnie Miller and Nicole Joseph.

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Arts and Science senior named Churchill Scholar

Jan. 27, 2017—Jarrod Shilts, a senior from Boston, has been named one of 15 recipients of the Churchill Scholarship, which provides funding to pursue a master’s degree in a STEM discipline at Cambridge University in England.

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Vanderbilt earns top rankings, including a No. 1, for successful minority recruitment in master’s and Ph.D. programs

Dec. 12, 2016—"Diverse: Issues In Higher Education" has ranked Vanderbilt University No. 1 in the country for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to African Americans in the biological and biomedical sciences.

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Washington, D.C. seminar teaches Vanderbilt students and postdocs about federal science policy and advocacy

Oct. 24, 2016—On Oct. 13-14, 28 Vanderbilt undergraduates, Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars spent their fall break in Washington, D.C., participating in the third annual Federal STEM Policy and Advocacy seminar

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