Bridge Research Celebration Day!

This Friday, August 11th marks our 5th Annual Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s to PhD Bridge Research Day. This year will feature many more alumni, including an alumni career panel before the event begins. Our keynote speaker is alumna Melissa Harrison Fortuna, PhD who will be telling us about her academic path and her current work at Intel as a Managing Engineer.

Note that it is a research celebration- because the focus is on student research and accomplishments. This is a time to reflect on how far we have come as scientists and note our contributions to our field. Even more so, it is a chance to celebrate our community and come together to get to know our new students and rekindle the ties that help drive our success. Together, We are the Bridge.

Bridge Program in the News

In the last few months we have seen a number of articles mentioning the Bridge. Here is a links roundup of recent ones!

Here is an unexpected shout out from the Scholarly Hires website.
http://scholarlyhires.com/Employer/Articles/Diversity-or-Inclusion-If-you-build-it-will-t

This is part of an incredible series in Vanity Fair.
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/12/saluting-a-new-guard-of-stem-stars-part-4

This article includes a couple of our students talking about choosing a grad school.
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v539/n7627/full/nj7627-127a.html

Check out this excerpt of an Article in The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Building a Better ‘Bridge’ to the Ph.D.