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Vanderbilt University Study for Engineering and Computational PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Modified: July 12, 2016

Vanderbilt University is engaged in an NSF-funded study to examine the critical factors that leave African Americans as one of the most underrepresented racial groups in engineering faculty positions despite intervention programs that aim to broaden the participation of minorities in engineering. In order to capture a more complete understanding of the transition to faculty or non-faculty careers, it is important to survey ALL doctoral level or postdoctoral level engineering and computer science student researchers.

Vanderbilt Unviersity is requesting the participation of engineering and computational graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in a survey that details your experiences in your doctoral program and, if applicable, postdoctoral research program. The survey will help to better understand several key factors, including: (1) career trajectories, (2) the role of mentoring in advising, teaching and research experiences, and (3) thoughts about becoming or not becoming a faculty member.  At the end of the survey, participants will also have an opportunity to sign up for a phone interview to provide more in-depth insight.

The first 1,000 students/postdocs to complete the survey will receive $15 gift cards. Additionally, all students/postdocs who complete this survey have the opportunity to enter to win one of four Apple Watches!

If you have any questions, then please reach out to Dr. McGee at Vanderbilt. Please click on the survey link below to begin.  The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete. (If you already completed a survey in the fall of 2014 or spring 2015, then you are eligible to take this improved survey and be entered for the Apple Watch raffle.)

Click here for the survey link.

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