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Vanderbilt students travel to Washington, D.C., for science policy event

Oct. 27, 2014—The event’s panels addressed policy and advocacy processes, as well as career-oriented topics. Twenty-six 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 in Washington, D.C. The Oct. 16-17 workshop was designed to explain and demonstrate federal...

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Summer STEM institute, day-long VU experience readies girls for careers

Oct. 14, 2014—Eighteen girls hovered around laboratory work stations in Stevenson Center on Monday, electrodes stuck over their hearts, staring at monitors tracking their vital signs. “It says I’m alive,” quipped Lily Quach, an Overton High School student visiting for the STEM Summer Institute Day at Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. The day is an offshoot of...

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High school students squeeze electricity from a blackberry

May. 12, 2014—Northwest High School students from Clarksville, Tenn., learned to make solar cells out of blackberry juice and measure the electrical power produced by the juice during an April 24 educational outreach program sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE). Small groups of students from several Tennessee high schools participated in daylong...

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Fauchet participates in engineering public policy colloquium on Capitol Hill

Feb. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet participated in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) public policy colloquium in Washington, D.C. Feb. 11-12. This annual event brings more than 100 engineering deans from across the country to the nation’s Capitol to talk about the issues most pressing to these academic leaders. The full-day conference on Tuesday...

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Siegel kids look to get jolt out of project

Feb. 11, 2013—How can you squeeze electricity from a blackberry? A group of Siegel High students will be among those able to answer the question after making solar cells out of blackberry juice and measuring the electrical power produced as part of an educational outreach program sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Siegel...

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Engineering, Peabody effort lands NASA STEM outreach award

Apr. 23, 2012—Rockets flew Sunday over Bragg Farms in Toney, Ala. during NASA’s annual University Student Launch Competition, and while the Aerospace Club won Best Payload Design Award for the third straight year, a first-time award has given Vanderbilt some additional bragging rights. A combined team from Vanderbilt Engineering’s Aerospace Club and Peabody’s Department of Teaching and...

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Klein Keynote Speaker at STEM Think Tank 2008

Feb. 4, 2008—Stacy Klein, associate dean for outreach at Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering and associate professor of the practice of biomedical engineering, gave the keynote speech at the STEM Think Tank 2008. Eighty-five leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education for girls participated in the conference, which took place Jan. 31- Feb.1, 2008, at Nashville’s Harpeth...

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