Jun. 10, 2015—Scholars from across the country presented research insights on issues spanning the educational pipeline, from pre-K to Ph.D.
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.
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.
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.
Apr. 15, 2015—Karen Fleming, a professor of biophysics at Johns Hopkins University and author of the blog "Achieving Gender Equity in Science," will speak on "Bias and Barriers Facing Women in STEM: How Can Women Move Beyond Them?" from 1 to 2 p.m. April 23 in Light Hall, Room 202.
Dec. 10, 2014—The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network is demonstrating progress, according to a Vanderbilt research study.
Oct. 27, 2014—Vanderbilt students explored the opportunities and challenges of setting policy on federal issues and advocacy related to science, technology, engineering and math during a two-day immersion event last week in Washington, D.C.
Apr. 23, 2014—Watch the inspiring story of two members of the Class of 2014 and the science program that changed their lives. VUCast followed Cody Stothers and Domonique Bragg through the twists and turns each faced from high school to seniors at Vanderbilt.
Jan. 6, 2014—Gifted children are likely to be the next generation's innovators and leaders—yet the exceptionally smart are often invisible in the classroom, according to a 30-year study conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt's Peabody College.
Oct. 2, 2013—A national experiment to develop a new generation of college science and engineering faculty, one equipped to excel in the classroom as well as the lab, is about to shift into high gear. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, of which Vanderbilt University is a member, has received a three-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. CIRTL is partnering with Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching to offer The Blended and Online Learning Design Fellows program.
Jul. 15, 2013—A new Peabody study found that early spatial ability – the skill required to mentally manipulate 2D and 3D objects – predicts the development of new knowledge, and especially innovation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) domains, above and beyond more traditional measures of mathematical and verbal ability.
Apr. 2, 2013—If you’re interested in improving student learning in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields or in large classes of any discipline, you won’t want to miss Harvard physics professor Eric Mazur’s talk in Light Hall at noon Thursday, April 4. Mazur’s talk, titled “An Alternative Approach to Helping Students Learn: Combining the Flipped...