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.
Mar. 5, 2012—A mechanical engineering graduate student has created an app that turns Android tablets into an educational aid for teaching mathematics to visually impaired students.
Aug. 17, 2011—Geographic information systems and geospatial technologies have moved into math and science courses at multiple levels, and teachers are learning how to integrate these tools into curriculums.
Jul. 11, 2011—Groundbreaking education technology platforms under development in labs across the Vanderbilt Peabody campus are allowing cutting-edge researchers to harness what Pratim Sengupta, innovator of the technology described, calls “the virtue in virtuality.”
May. 20, 2011—In an educational environment increasingly characterized by canned and virtual science experiments that always come out right, Vanderbilt’s alternative introductory biology laboratory (BSC 111c) stands out because the students are asked to design experiments as well as conduct them and, above all, because they are given the freedom to fail. “This gives the students a...