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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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Scholarship program seeks STEM majors who want to teach

Jul. 8, 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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Lack of minorities in STEM focus of Vanderbilt summit

Jun. 11, 2015—  Panelists discuss cultural and structural barriers to the advancement of people of color in the STEM fields. (Image provided) African Americans are one of the most underrepresented racial groups in engineering faculty positions, and mentorship programs have done little to remedy that dire statistic. This was just one topic of discussion for top national...

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TSU, Vanderbilt win nearly $1 million to increase minority STEM Ph.D.s

Apr. 27, 2015—  2012 graduates of the Fisk-Vanderbilt-Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program (Vanderbilt University) 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. “We are...

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Arduino programming, nano blimps mark Feb. 23-27 E-Week schedule

Feb. 23, 2015—Engineering students at Vanderbilt University are showcasing their ingenuity through a series of fun and challenging competitions and events during Vanderbilt Engineers Week, going on now. In addition to spotlighting the engineering profession, the competitions and activities are designed to interest students in engineering and scientific fields. All activities will be held in the Featheringill...

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