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ERIC Number: EJ895597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-19
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Aligning the Stars
Oguntoyinbo, Lekan
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v27 n14 p20-22 Aug 2010
This article discusses how the Bridge program, a partnership between Fisk University and Vanderbilt University, can become the nation's leading producer of doctoral graduates in astronomy, physics and material sciences. A graduate at Fisk, Ebonee Walker gets free tuition to attend one of the world's leading universities, a book allowance, a generous stipend, opportunities to work with and be mentored by great academic minds, and a chance to intern with a leading government laboratory. Walker is part of the 6-year-old Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's-to-Ph.D Bridge Program, that is poised to become the nation's leading producer of minority doctoral graduates in astronomy, physics and material sciences. The program produced its first Ph.D last fall 2010, and about two dozen more underrepresented minorities and women are in the doctoral program at Vanderbilt. The program also provides a window into how minority-serving and traditionally White institutions do and can use federal funding to boost minority participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee