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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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
Sep. 27, 2016—Vanderbilt astrophysicist Jedidah Isler has joined Beyoncé, LeBron James and Serena Williams as a member of The Root’s 100 List of Black Influencers.
Sep. 16, 2016—The National Science Foundation has issued its first-ever awards for the NSF INCLUDES program, a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering by broadening participation in STEM fields. Principal investigator Maithilee Kunda and co-P.I. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann are among the recipients.
Jul. 15, 2016—Noting her “extraordinary work on African Americans in STEM” issues, Peabody College professor Ebony McGee has been invited to give the keynote speech at the UNCF STEM Scholars Program Orientation and Student Leadership Summit in Atlanta.
Jul. 7, 2016—Undergraduate students majoring in science, math or engineering have the opportunity to make a difference in high-needs secondary schools while earning teaching licensure and a master’s degree.