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Isler named one of ‘National Geographic’s’ first Emerging Explorers

May. 18, 2016—Observational astrophysicist Jedidah Isler, a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt, has been selected as a member of the National Geographic Society's inaugural class of Emerging Explorers.

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VU students learn about federal STEM issues and advocacy in Washington, D.C.

Oct. 20, 2015—For the second year in a row, Vanderbilt students came to Washington, D.C., to participate in a two-day workshop designed to introduce them to federal issues and advocacy related to science, technology, engineering and math.

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Holley-Bockelmann named director of Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program

Sep. 14, 2015—Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, associate professor of physics and astronomy, has been named director of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program, College of Arts and Science Dean Lauren Benton announced.

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Tennessee consortium aims to increase diversity in higher education

Sep. 4, 2015—Vanderbilt University is leading an effort with 10 other post-secondary institutions to increase the diversity of faculty, staff and executives in higher education in Tennessee.

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Black academics expected to ‘entertain’ when presenting, new study says

Aug. 17, 2015—Black faculty members are expected to be “entertaining” when presenting academic research, according to a new study that traces modern day racial microagressions to past objectification of blacks.

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Research Roundup, Summer 2015

Jul. 31, 2015—Creating artificial human capillary blood vessels using cotton candy and gelatin | Increasing and improving retention of underrepresented minority students in STEM fields

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Q&A with Clay Hensley, BA’94

Jul. 31, 2015—Clay Hensley, BA’94. senior director of international strategy and outreach for the College Board, is helping American universities like Vanderbilt navigate the growing demand from students abroad.

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White House honors Peabody graduate student for mobile Makerspace

Jun. 12, 2015—The White House has recognized Gokul Krishnan, a Ph.D. student in learning sciences at Vanderbilt's Peabody College, for his Makerspace project at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Lack of minorities in STEM focus of Vanderbilt summit

Jun. 10, 2015—Scholars from across the country presented research insights on issues spanning the educational pipeline, from pre-K to Ph.D.

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STEM standouts are college bound

May. 22, 2015—The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt has graduated 23 Metro Nashville Public School students, all of whom are headed to college this fall.

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Op-ed: Why do so few black males go into STEM areas?

May. 1, 2015—Low expectations, peer pressure, lack of role models and lack of opportunity to pursue advanced study keep black males who are good at math out of STEM fields when they grow up, writes Ebony O. McGee in The Conversation.

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TSU, Vanderbilt win nearly $1 million to increase minority STEM Ph.D.s

Apr. 27, 2015—Increasing the number of minority students who earn a Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering and math is the aim of a new “bridge to doctorate” program being launched by a coalition of Tennessee universities and led by Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University.

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