03 Oct Maine Bridge Students at Aspirnaut Highlighted on NBC Nightly News
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Founded in 2006 by two Vanderbilt faculty members, Drs. Billy and Julie Hudson, Aspirnaut™ is a K-20 STEM pipeline program for diversity that partners the experiential and content expertise of Vanderbilt University Medical Center with rural K-12 schools and diverse high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.
“Students spent six weeks in a residential summer research experience as a member of a team of scientists, conducting laboratory research and engaging in professional and personal skills development. Programming and mentorship continue throughout this, 2022-23 academic year.
Aspirnaut™ is a K-20 STEM pipeline program that partners the experiential and content expertise of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) with rural K-12 schools. The goal is to increase STEM achievement and increase the number of rural students entering the STEM workforce.”
Three Maine students attended the Aspirnaut Program this past Summer, Olivia Servidio, Elizabeth Anne Leaf and Katherine Gell, all earning high recommendations.
Bridge Academy Executive Director Brian Langley is working with Aspirnaut to expand Maine student enrollment slots for the upcoming Summer Institute which takes place from June 4 – July 15, 2023.