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.
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...
Feb. 8, 2013—Burgess Mitchell, assistant dean for student services at Vanderbilt's School of Engineering, has been named president-elect of the National Association of Minority Engineering Program Advocates.
Dec. 4, 2012—As an assistant professor of education, diversity and urban schooling in the Department of Teaching and Learning, McGee will continue the research she began as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow: investigating the role of stereotypes and other influences in the postsecondary career and academic decision-making of high-achieving African American, Asian and Latino STEM students.
Nov. 30, 2012—Advancing the math and science achievement of third through sixth graders in high-need schools is the aim of a new national partnership, being led in Tennessee, New York and Washington by faculty and staff from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.
Apr. 24, 2012—A combined team from Vanderbilt Engineering’s Aerospace Club and Peabody’s Department of Teaching and Learning won a prestigious outreach award from NASA for inspiring school students in the study of rocketry and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related topics.