STEM Outreach

  • Vanderbilt University

    EE sophomore awarded prestigious Brooke Owens Fellowship in space and aviation

    EE sophomore Meredith Hunter is a Class of 2022 Brooke Owens Fellow. Meredith Hunter, a sophomore electrical engineering major, has been named a Brooke Owens Fellow, a prestigious award that recognizes exceptional undergraduate women and other gender minorities with space and aviation internships, senior mentorship, and a lifelong professional… Read More

    Feb. 3, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    PhD student mentors undergrads on week-long STEMSEAS expedition

    Shipboard program open to all undergraduate majors As a Vanderbilt undergraduate, Miguel Moravec took part in a research cruise that used multibeam sonar to map areas of the Queen Charlotte Fault off the Southeast Alaskan coast. He and other students also visited Exit Glacier Park and saw first-hand how fast… Read More

    Jan. 24, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Local high school’s pre-engineering program will be highlighted in NASA national outreach event

    Engineering design projects by Brentwood High School students will be highlighted Jan. 26, 2022, during a NASA-University of Virgin Islands Educator Outreach Event. The weeklong collaboration between UVI and NASA to provide engaging STEM educational programming includes participation by Engineering for US All (e4usa), a national initiative designed to introduce… Read More

    Jan. 13, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    PhD student illuminates science one T-shirt at a time

    Necessity as much as aesthetics drove Wilson Adams’ interest in graphic design. He wanted to go beyond predictable two-dimensional charts with labels to illustrate his research. Adams, a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering, taught himself how to create 3D images and iterated further, adding more complex representations such as light dispersion and diffraction. He discovered he… Read More

    Jul. 13, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Hazard education curriculum developed for future community leaders

    As secondary educators plan their fall course material, they will have access to new, online-friendly teaching materials focused on risk education. Their development has been lead by Janey Camp, associate research professor of civil and environmental engineering, as one component of a national disaster resilience competition. “Whether you realize it or… Read More

    Jun. 19, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Record number of high school students compete in annual bridge challenge

    The sound of a small basswood bridge failing under a heavy load is more of a whimper than a bang. The snap is audible but subtle, and Jessica Baker listened intently for it dozens of times Saturday. Jessica, a junior at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, was among a record… Read More

    Mar. 2, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Women of VISE engage Whitsitt Elementary students in optics and ultrasound basics

    Members of Women of VISE, including Professor Catie Chang and Sarah Goodale, a BME graduate student, take lessons on the brain, optics, ultrasound and cancer treatments in a STEM outreach day at Whitsitt Elementary School in Nashville. Gummy bears, laser pointers, slinky toys and gooey, stretchy hands illustrated basics in… Read More

    Feb. 24, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    VINSE director Rosenthal honored for achievements in chemistry, STEM education

    Sandra Rosenthal, the Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry and director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, has been named the winner of this year’s Charles H. Herty Medal by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society. The award is given to recognize outstanding chemists… Read More

    Feb. 22, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Campus ASCE chapter invites Hillsboro students to ‘Dream Big’

    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… Read More

    Dec. 6, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt rocket camjet to capture landing hazards during NASA contest

    Vanderbilt NASA Student Launch Team: (Front, L-R ) William Emfinger, Andrew Voss, Brandon Dimmig, Shivaprem Bernath, Chris Twedell, Fred Folz, Dexter Watkins, Mitchell Masia, (Back, L-R) Patrick Foran, Jordan Salik and Kevin Bush. Organizers of the NASA Student Launch Program (SLP) have announced a final field of 27 collegiate… Read More

    Jan. 16, 2014