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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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Mitchell to lead national organization focused on minority engineering enrollment

Feb. 4, 2013—A Vanderbilt School of Engineering dean will become president-elect of the National Association of Minority Engineering Program Advocates at the organization’s annual conference Feb. 6-9 at Purdue University. Burgess Mitchell, assistant dean for student services, was elected to the two-year term Feb. 1. In 2015 he will begin a two-year term as president of NAMEPA,...

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