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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.