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Civil engineers at Vanderbilt host Nashville STEM program, guide interactive experiences on campus

Oct. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers recently hosted a group of local middle school students for a half-day of hands-on learning. Held on a Saturday, the Sept. 28 event included a lecture, interactive projects and a campus tour, and was a partnership between Vanderbilt ASCE and i3 G2ROW STEM, an after-school and...

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Campus ASCE chapter invites Hillsboro students to ‘Dream Big’

Dec. 6, 2017—Engineers have made possible incredible achievements – from Shanghai Tower to solar cars, from an ancient rope bridge to underwater robots, from the Great Wall of China to smart cities. The common denominator is not math or science. It’s imagination. That’s the message the Vanderbilt ASCE Chapter shared with more than 60 Hillsboro High School...

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Interdisciplinary NetsBlox project makes computer programming intuitive

May. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt University Professor of Computer Engineering Akos Ledeczi doesn’t want everyone to become a programmer. But understanding how computers think, interact, and do what we want them to do – those are 21st century skills, he said. In NetsBlox, a visual programming environment, Ledeczi and an interdisciplinary team are developing a teaching tool that introduces...

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BME alumna honored with state STEM advocate award

May. 29, 2017—Biomedical engineering alumna Stacy Klein-Gardner received the 2017 STEM Advocate Award May 24 from the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network. She is one of four winners the TSIN will honor with excellence awards that recognize outstanding teachers, leaders, and advocates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Klein-Gardner is the director of...

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Clark Charitable Foundation makes $15M gift to establish Clark Scholars Program at School of Engineering

Apr. 5, 2017—A. James Clark A visionary $15 million gift from the Clark Charitable Foundation to Vanderbilt University will establish the Clark Scholars Program at the School of Engineering. The program will enable talented undergraduate students to become engineering pioneers who reflect the character, passion and vision of A. James Clark. This fall will see the first...

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Top STEM scientists, educators, alums share struggles, wisdom

Mar. 24, 2017—Kimberly Bryant, a national leader in technology education, had no female professors in her four years as an undergraduate at Vanderbilt School of Engineering. Bryant earn her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1989 and then worked at international tech and pharmaceutical companies before founding Black Girls Code. She’s been recognized by Business Insider, The Root 100...

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Scholarships available to STEM students who want to teach

Oct. 7, 2016—Many STEM undergraduates want to pursue teaching. The Noyce Scholarship can help in a big way. Undergraduate students majoring in science, math or engineering subjects have the opportunity to make a difference in high-needs secondary schools while earning teaching licensure and a master’s degree from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development. The Vanderbilt-Fisk...

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Vanderbilt engineering professor is recipient of inaugural NSF INCLUDES award

Sep. 14, 2016—Program’s initial awards total nearly $14 million 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 the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners...

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