Sep. 18, 2020—VentureWell Faculty Grants provide up to $30,000 for up to three years to help fund and support faculty with innovative ideas to create new or transform existing courses and programs to help students develop novel, STEM-based inventions and gain the necessary entrepreneurial skills needed to bring these ideas to market.
Sep. 11, 2020—A new $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health is enabling Vanderbilt University chemist Renã A.S. Robinson to expand her research on racial disparities in Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
Jun. 3, 2020—Renã Robinson, associate professor of chemistry, has been immersed in science-related activities and classes since she was a child. Today, she is leading a diverse lab of researchers, using chemistry to uncover clues surrounding Alzheimer’s disease.
Apr. 8, 2020—With support from the Heising-Simons Foundation, Vanderbilt will help advance underrepresented minority astrophysics scholars to secure faculty appointments with elite postdoctoral fellowships.
Dec. 6, 2019—A team of STEM researchers, including Vanderbilt astrophysicist Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, have published a new collaborative study on Ph.D. bridge programs as a mechanism to empower students, foster diversity and spur a more holistic approach to graduate education.
Vanderbilt astrophysicist and National Academies committee publish report on effective STEMM mentorship
Oct. 31, 2019—A National Academies committee, featuring Vanderbilt astrophysicist Keivan Stassun, published a report and resource guide on effective mentorship in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine.
Oct. 2, 2019—Vanderbilt’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers recently hosted a group of local middle school students for a half-day of hands-on learning.
Sep. 30, 2019—Rich Milner is among an alliance of researchers who have been awarded a five-year, $5.2M NSF grant.
Sep. 30, 2019—The project is supported by a three-year grant of $593,957 by the National Science Foundation.
Aug. 1, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit two proposals for the VentureWell Faculty Grants Program. The program supports the creation of new or transformation of existing courses and programs to help students develop novel, STEM-based inventions and gain the necessary entrepreneurial skills needed to bring these ideas to market. The grant will provide $30,000 (overhead not allowed) for a duration of three years.
Jul. 25, 2019—The Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM²D leaders and feed the STEM²D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM²D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.
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.