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Graduate Student Funding Opportunity

Feb. 26, 2020—The Office of Science Graduate Student Research is accepting applications from qualified Ph.D. candidates for the SCGSR program.   Per the SCGSR website, the program “provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science...

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Financial Planning Seminars for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Jan. 28, 2020—Intimidated by the prospect of preparing your grad student or postdoc tax return?  Are you ready to take the next step with your finances? Emily Roberts, Ph.D., of Personal Finance for PhDs, is returning to campus to offer basic insights on financial management for graduate students and postdocs. Roberts will be hosting two sessions: Demystifying...

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Graduate Students in Engineering Awarded Eisenhower Fellowships

Jan. 27, 2020—Five engineering Ph.D. students were recently awarded Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships, earning awards of up to $30,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration. The fellowships were awarded to: Will Barbour, civil and environmental engineering Charles Doktycz, civil and environmental engineering Derek Gloudemans, electrical engineering and computer science Yanbing Wang, civil and...

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Postdoc Profiles: Katrina Leaptrot

Jan. 17, 2020—Katrina Leaptrot is a postdoctoral researcher in the Chemistry Department in the McLean Research Group where she analyzes lipids and related biomolecules via ion mobility-mass spectrometry. She is also developing analysis methods with liquid chromatography-ion mobility-mass spectrometry for quantification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in aqueous samples exposed to non-aqueous phase liquid waste. A native of...

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AAAS Workshop Applications due January 31

Jan. 14, 2020—The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is hosting a workshop in Washington, DC, about science policy. Vanderbilt University will be selecting up to 4 graduate students to attend. Registration costs, lodging, and airfare for selected students will be fully paid, thanks to sponsorship by the Vanderbilt Graduate School, the Russell G. Hamilton Graduate...

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Ph.D. candidate’s op-ed featured in Washington Post

Dec. 20, 2019—An opinion piece written by Jon Meacham, Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Science, and Michael E. Shepherd, a Ph.D. candidate in political science was featured in the Washington Post this week. The piece, “Republicans face political risks on impeachment. But history shows not all is lost,” discusses...

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Chateaubriand Fellowship Call for Applications, 2020-2021

Oct. 14, 2019—  The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications is now open. Complete applications must be submitted by January 7, 2020. The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from...

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Postdoc Profiles: Tom Folland

Sep. 19, 2019—Tom Folland is a postdoctoral researcher in the Caldwell Lab in the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt, where he works on creating optical components for manipulating infrared (thermal) radiation. “Tom is truly an exceptional researcher,” said Joshua Caldwell, associate professor of mechanical and electrical engineering, and Tom’s primary mentor, “and is without doubt the best...

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2019 Gilliam Fellowship Recipients

Sep. 10, 2019—Three Vanderbilt graduate students and their advisors were recently awarded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study: Neuroscience student Justin Avila and mentor Michelle Southard-Smith Biological sciences student Jacob Steenwyk and mentor Antonis Rokas Neuroscience student Kellie Williford and mentor Danny Winder Through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study supports diversity and...

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2019 Dean’s Award Students

Sep. 10, 2019—Eleven fourth year graduate students in the biomedical sciences have received the 2019 Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement in Graduate Studies. The students are (front row, L-R, back row, L-R) Margaret Axelrod Abigail Neininger Alejandra Romero-Morales Sheryl Vermudez Demond Williams James O’Connor Manuel Castro Matthew Cottam Matthew Wlekllinski Michael Doyle Azadeh Hadadianpour Read the full...

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Celebrating the 2019 Graduates

Jun. 4, 2019—The Graduate School was honored to celebrate its recent group of graduates on May 10.  In the 2018-2019 academic  year, 474 degrees were awarded by the Graduate School;  70 Master’s and 178 PhD graduates joined Dean Wallace and Graduate School staff in the diploma ceremony held on Magnolia Lawn. Dean Wallace asked of the new...

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Graduate student condenses energy research to take top prize at 3MT® competition

Apr. 5, 2019—Originally published in MyVU by Kate Derrick Apr. 5, 2019, 8:30 AM For the seventh straight year, Vanderbilt graduate students competed on March 29 to summarize years of research and discovery into a clear three-minute presentation as part of the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. Ibrahim Ahmed, a graduate student in electrical engineering, took...

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New Russell G. Hamilton GLDI grants

Apr. 3, 2019—The Graduate School is excited to announce two new funding opportunities for graduate students through the Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Development Institute (GLDI). The first, a dissertation enhancement grant, is for PhD students with outstanding potential to accelerate progress on their research adding depth or breadth to their research (up to $2000 for research...

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The Graduate School presents author Andrea Wulf, April 29

Apr. 2, 2019—Author Andrea Wulf will speak at Vanderbilt about her book, The Invention of Nature, on Monday, April 29, at 4:00 P.M. in Sarratt Cinema. In her book, Wulf reveals the extraordinary life of the visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and how he created the way we understand nature today. He turned scientific observation...

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Careers in Science Policy: Q&A with Kei Koizumi

Mar. 19, 2019—  Learn about a career in science policy from someone with 10+ years of experience to share! Since February 2017, Kei Koizumi has been a Senior Advisor in Science Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), after spending 8 years as Assistant Director for Federal Research and Development and Senior Advisory...

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