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  • Arts and Science Magazine » » Turning Pro
    Answers Wikswo says that SyBBURE Searle s success stems from its selection of students who have a passion for scientific inquiry and who persevere in viewing failure as just another step in the process and integral to advancing knowledge In class students know the professor knows the answers to the questions Here we re asking questions to which no one knows the answers How do you measure this What does that mean says Wikswo Gordon A Cain University Professor A B Learned Professor of Living State Physics and professor of biomedical engineering molecular physiology and biophysics and physics SyBBURE Searle is a place where it s totally acceptable to be ignorant There are no stupid questions One of only a handful of multiyear year round undergraduate research programs in the nation SyBBURE Searle prepares students for careers in research Although most SyBBURE Searle participants are high achievers selection for the experience isn t based on GPA or transcripts alone explains Seale assistant professor of the practice of biomedical engineering We look for people who can take responsibility who are self starters he says We try to involve students as freshmen so we can have them as long as possible That s different than in most labs where the belief is that younger students don t know enough to be helpful Katherine Roth a rising senior majoring in molecular and cellular biology is passionate about questions and challenges A SyBBURE Searle student since her sophomore year Roth says I like the puzzle research presents It s like following a chain of questions and answers The answers just bring up more questions Roth was drawn to SyBBURE Searle by its balance of independent work and access to mentors and research motivated graduate students and undergraduates She comes by her curiosity naturally Her father Brad J Roth MS 85 PhD 87 is a professor of physics at Oakland University Wikswo was his dissertation adviser here and Katherine s mother Shirley Oyog Roth MS 86 also earned her degree in physics at Vanderbilt Katherine Roth has her sights set on obtaining a doctorate in immunology Her research which involves manipulating yeast cells so they produce specific proteins has the potential to help explain cell activity We don t understand how many biological and disease systems work she says If we have a better understanding we have a better chance of changing that behavior Opportunities to Thrive In addition to receiving stipends SyBBURE Searle participants benefit from the kind of support and exposure some institutions reserve for graduate or doctoral students Wikswo notes that the initiative awards prizes for the best research paper and provides funds for undergraduates to attend major conferences We have a dozen peer reviewed publications with SyBBURE Searle students as authors and are filing patents with students as inventors he says Those experiences have a profound impact They become credible instantly Seale says They find that they have a voice and they have value It raises their confidence to learn that

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  • Arts and Science Magazine » » Spring 2012 Cover
    Notebook Forget Macs or Droids These Students Use Blackberries Undergraduate Support beyond the Classroom Four Take a Bow and Chairs What is an Excellent Accomplishment Alex Becoming Emeritus Departments A View from Kirkland Hall And the Award Goes to Arts and Science in the World Arts and Science Notebook Back in the Day Creative Output Donor Report Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Feature First Person Five Minutes With Forum Giving Great Minds Hearts Content In Place Open Book Rigor and Relevance Spring 2010 Spring 2011 Spring 2012 Up Close Where Are You And the Award Goes to Larry Bartels May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science and Randolph Blake Centennial Professor of Psychology were elected to the National Academy of Science Election is considered one of the highest honors accorded U S scientists Richard Blackett Andrew Jackson Professor of American History has been named the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at Oxford University for 2013 14 Colin Dayan Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Read more Be not afraid of greatness Twelfth Night Act 2 Scene 5 It was

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  • Arts and Science Magazine » » Forget Macs or Droids—These Students Use Blackberries
    crude devices produce about enough to power a small electronic calculator but they can give a person a nice shock says Scott Niezgoda a chemistry graduate student who works on the project The educational outreach program was started this year by the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering directed by Sandra Rosenthal Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry photo credit stock xchng Comments are closed Arts Science Notebook Forget Macs or Droids These Students Use Blackberries Undergraduate Support beyond the Classroom Four Take a Bow and Chairs What is an Excellent Accomplishment Alex Becoming Emeritus Departments A View from Kirkland Hall And the Award Goes to Arts and Science in the World Arts and Science Notebook Back in the Day Creative Output Donor Report Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Feature First Person Five Minutes With Forum Giving Great Minds Hearts Content In Place Open Book Rigor and Relevance Spring 2010 Spring 2011 Spring 2012 Up Close Where Are You And the Award Goes to Larry Bartels May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science and Randolph Blake Centennial Professor of Psychology were elected to the National Academy of Science Election is considered one of the

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  • Arts and Science Magazine » » Undergraduate Support beyond the Classroom
    students on independent research projects and theses both in Nashville and in far off lands Established by the Nashville Chapter of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association in 1963 the chancellor selected award is given annually to the faculty member most contributing to undergraduate student faculty relationships outside the classroom Comments are closed Arts Science Notebook Forget Macs or Droids These Students Use Blackberries Undergraduate Support beyond the Classroom Four Take a Bow and Chairs What is an Excellent Accomplishment Alex Becoming Emeritus Departments A View from Kirkland Hall And the Award Goes to Arts and Science in the World Arts and Science Notebook Back in the Day Creative Output Donor Report Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Feature First Person Five Minutes With Forum Giving Great Minds Hearts Content In Place Open Book Rigor and Relevance Spring 2010 Spring 2011 Spring 2012 Up Close Where Are You And the Award Goes to Larry Bartels May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science and Randolph Blake Centennial Professor of Psychology were elected to the National Academy of Science Election is considered one of the highest honors accorded U S scientists Richard Blackett Andrew Jackson Professor of American History has been

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  • Arts and Science Magazine » » Four Take a Bow… and Chairs
    William R Kenan Jr Professor of Political Science Their recognition brings the number of endowed chairs established in the College of Arts and Science to 94 Vanderbilt has a major university initiative to increase the number of endowed chair holders in support of recruiting and retaining top faculty Comments are closed Arts Science Notebook Forget Macs or Droids These Students Use Blackberries Undergraduate Support beyond the Classroom Four Take a Bow and Chairs What is an Excellent Accomplishment Alex Becoming Emeritus Departments A View from Kirkland Hall And the Award Goes to Arts and Science in the World Arts and Science Notebook Back in the Day Creative Output Donor Report Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Feature First Person Five Minutes With Forum Giving Great Minds Hearts Content In Place Open Book Rigor and Relevance Spring 2010 Spring 2011 Spring 2012 Up Close Where Are You And the Award Goes to Larry Bartels May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science and Randolph Blake Centennial Professor of Psychology were elected to the National Academy of Science Election is considered one of the highest honors accorded U S scientists Richard Blackett Andrew Jackson Professor of American History has been

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  • Arts and Science Magazine » » Becoming Emeritus
    of anthropology emeritus Gary Jensen professor of sociology emeritus and Wallace LeStourgeon professor of biological sciences emeritus Comments are closed Arts Science Notebook Forget Macs or Droids These Students Use Blackberries Undergraduate Support beyond the Classroom Four Take a Bow and Chairs What is an Excellent Accomplishment Alex Becoming Emeritus Departments A View from Kirkland Hall And the Award Goes to Arts and Science in the World Arts and Science Notebook Back in the Day Creative Output Donor Report Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Feature First Person Five Minutes With Forum Giving Great Minds Hearts Content In Place Open Book Rigor and Relevance Spring 2010 Spring 2011 Spring 2012 Up Close Where Are You And the Award Goes to Larry Bartels May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science and Randolph Blake Centennial Professor of Psychology were elected to the National Academy of Science Election is considered one of the highest honors accorded U S scientists Richard Blackett Andrew Jackson Professor of American History has been named the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at Oxford University for 2013 14 Colin Dayan Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities has been elected to membership in

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  • Arts and Science Magazine » » Bigger IS Better
    Computing Center for Research and Education to engineer large proteins with shapes unseen in nature This gives us the tools we need to create new more effective antibodies and other beneficial proteins Meiler says photo credit John Russell Comments are closed Arts Science Notebook Forget Macs or Droids These Students Use Blackberries Undergraduate Support beyond the Classroom Four Take a Bow and Chairs What is an Excellent Accomplishment Alex Becoming Emeritus Departments A View from Kirkland Hall And the Award Goes to Arts and Science in the World Arts and Science Notebook Back in the Day Creative Output Donor Report Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Feature First Person Five Minutes With Forum Giving Great Minds Hearts Content In Place Open Book Rigor and Relevance Spring 2010 Spring 2011 Spring 2012 Up Close Where Are You And the Award Goes to Larry Bartels May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science and Randolph Blake Centennial Professor of Psychology were elected to the National Academy of Science Election is considered one of the highest honors accorded U S scientists Richard Blackett Andrew Jackson Professor of American History has been named the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History

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  • Arts and Science Magazine » » The Real Big Bang Theory
    universe on the production of elements during the first few minutes of the Big Bang The physics major says that the ability of new technologies to make precise measurements of the radiation left over from the Big Bang has allowed established ideas about the universe to be experimentally tested His paper attempted to reconcile some surprising discrepancies between what has long been believed about the universe and what the experiments have actually found Comments are closed Arts Science Notebook Forget Macs or Droids These Students Use Blackberries Undergraduate Support beyond the Classroom Four Take a Bow and Chairs What is an Excellent Accomplishment Alex Becoming Emeritus Departments A View from Kirkland Hall And the Award Goes to Arts and Science in the World Arts and Science Notebook Back in the Day Creative Output Donor Report Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Feature First Person Five Minutes With Forum Giving Great Minds Hearts Content In Place Open Book Rigor and Relevance Spring 2010 Spring 2011 Spring 2012 Up Close Where Are You And the Award Goes to Larry Bartels May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science and Randolph Blake Centennial Professor of Psychology were elected to the National

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