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Publications and Funding

PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Eeds1 A, Vanags1 C, Creamer J, Loveless M, Dixon A, Sperling H, Robinson D, McCombs G, Shepherd V L. (2014) The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt: An innovative research-based program for high school students. CBE: Life Sci 13 297-310.
  2. Thompson, S., Collins, A., Metzgar, V., Joesten, M., and Shepherd, V. (2003) Exploring graduate-level scientists participation in a sustained K-12 teaching collaboration. Sch. Sci. Math 102:254-265.
  3. McCombs, G., Ufnar, J.A., and Shepherd, V.L. (2007) The Virtual Scientist - Connecting university scientists to the K-12 classroom through videoconferencing. Adv. Physiol. Ed. 31:62-66.
  4. Ufnar, J.A., Kuner, S., and Shepherd, V.L. (2012) Moving beyond GK12. CBE – Life Sci. Educ. 11:239-247.
  5. Bolger, M., Ufnar, J.A., Crouch, R., Willis, J., Kuner, S., Robinson, D., and Shepherd, V.L. The long-term impacts of classroom partnerships on scientists-in-training: A longitudinal study of the impact on teaching fellow participants in a sustained GK-12 program. Submitted to J. Higher Educ.
  6. Ufnar, J.A., Bolger, M., Crouch, R., Willis, J., Robinson, D., and Shepherd, V.L. A retrospective study of a sustained GK-12 program. In preparation.
  7. Ufnar, J.A., Bolger, M., Crouch, R., Willis, J., Robinson, D., and Shepherd, V.L. A study of the impacts on teacher participants in a sustained GK-12 program. In preparation.

PRODUCTS:

  1. Metzgar, V., Boone, C., Ambrose, C., Riddle, C., and Shepherd, V. (1999) ImmunoTV: A biomedical CD on immunology for use in middle and high school classrooms.
  2. Day, M., McBroom, S., Kane, C., and Shepherd, V. (2000) Brainstorm: A biomedical CD on neuroscience for use in middle and high school classrooms.
  3. Day, M., McBroom, S., and Shepherd, V. (2001) Genetics: Spiraling into the Future: A biomedical CD on genetics for use in middle and high school classrooms.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:

  1. Thompson, S., Collins, A., Joesten, M., Metzgar, V., and Shepherd, V. (2002) Examining the influence of a graduate teaching fellows program on teachers in grades 7-12. Assn. Educ. Teach. Sci. (AETS). Conf. Proc.
  2. Shepherd, V., Ufnar, J., and Varma, K. (2004) The impact of a science camp for girls: Initial explorations. AERA Proceedings.
  3. Ray, K., and Shepherd, V.L. (2004) A collaborative professional development model facilitating reform in science education. AERA Proceedings.
  4. McCombs, G., Shepherd, V., Ufnar, J., Ray, K., Varma, K., Merrick, S., Kuner, S., and Zanetis, J. (2004) Videoconferencing as a tool to connect scientists to the K12 classroom. AERA Proceedings.
  5. Shepherd, V.L. (2008) Breaking down the barriers: Creating effective University-K-12 Partnerships. Proc. Conf. K-12 Outreach from University Science Departments.
  6. Kuner, S., Crouch, R., Willis, J., Bolger, M., Robinson, D., Ufnar, J.A., and Shepherd, V.L. (2012) Do scientists belong in K-12 classrooms? Amer. Educ. Res. Assoc. (AERA). 
  7. Bolger, M., Crouch, R., Willis, J., Kuner, S., Robinson, D., Ufnar, J.A., and Shepherd, V.L. (2012) Exploring different types of science teaching and learning. Natl. Assoc. Res. Sci. Teaching (NARST).

PRESENTATIONS:

  1. Shepherd, V.L. (2001) Bruce Alberts award lecture. Amer Soc Cell Biol.
  2. Shepherd, V.L. (2001-2003). Science and Technology Education Partnership. Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Annual conferences
  3. Shepherd, V.L. (2007-2010). The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt. SEPA Annual Conferences.
  4. Shepherd, V.L. (2008) The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt. Amer. Chem. Soc. Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  5. Shepherd, V.L. (2009) Creating effective university-K-12 partnerships. Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (FASEB), Memphis, TN.
  6. Creamer, J.I. (2010) Assessing specialized programs using the SSMV model. Fall NCSSSMST Professional Conference, Atlanta, Ga
  7. Shepherd, V.L. (2010) The Vanderbilt GK-12 Scientist in the Classroom Program. NSF GK-12 Annual Meeting (invited talk).
  8. Shepherd, V.L. (2011) Sustaining a GK-12 program. Annual FASEB Meeting (invited talk).
  9. Vanags, C.P. 2011. A Model for Community Engaged Research. Professional Conference of the National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools in Mathematics, Science and Technology, Austin, TX.
  10. Farmer, T. E. and Wallace, J. (2011) Introducing Academies to a STEM School. National Career Academies Coalition Annual Conference,   Anaheim, CA.
  11. Shepherd, V.L., Farmer, T.E., and Mulligan, K. (2012-2015) Transforming urban STEM education using the SSMV model, SEPA Annual Conferences.
  12. Shepherd, V.L. (2012) Creating effective university-K-12 partnerships. MTSU STEM CONFERENCE, Murfreesboro, TN (Keynote address)
  13. Shepherd, V.L. and Eeds, A. (2012) The Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach.  1st National Conference of Science and Math Education Centers, University of Utah.
  14. Creamer, J.I. (2012) Assessing the impact of a school for science and math. NCSSSMST Professional Conference, Denver, CO.
  15. Shepherd, V.L. and Ufnar, J.A. (2013) A look back at the impact of a sustained scientist-in-the-classroom program. International Teacher-Scientist Partnership Conference, Boston, MA
  16. Ufnar, J.A. and Shepherd, V.L. (2013) Sustaining a GK-12 program. International Teacher-Scientist Partnership Conference, Boston, MA
  17. Shepherd, V.L. and Ufnar, V.L. (2013) Teacher-Scientist Partnerships: The magic in the classroom. International Teacher-Scientist Partnership Conference, Boston, MA
  18. Vanags, C.P., and Shepherd, V.L. (2013) The Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach: A model for a university broader impact infrastructure. Broader Impact Conference, Columbia, MO (invited)
  19. Creamer, J.I. (2013) Integrating research-based projects into a classroom curriculum to strengthen STEM education. National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN
  20. Farmer, T. E., Mulligan, K.X. (2013) Enhancing STEM Learning Through an Interdisciplinary Research Centered Curriculum.  STEM Education Research Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.
  21. Farmer, T.E, Steele, M., and Metzgar, V. (2014)  A Research-Based STEM Elective at Stratford STEM Magnet High School, LEAD Conference,  Nashville, TN.
  22. Farmer, T.E, Benoist, CA, Bryant, J, and Mulligan, KX. (2015) K-12 STEM Outreach: Ushering in the Next Generation of Scientists Panel Discussion.  STEM Education Research Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.
  23. Farmer, T.E. (2015) Careers in STEM Outreach. Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Initiative to Maximize Student Development Career Pathways Seminar Series, St. Louis, MO.
  24. Farmer, T.E. (2015) Creating Effective University-K12 Partnerships. Discover Nashville Series, Stratford STEM Magnet High School, Nashville, TN.

EDITORIAL:

Shepherd, V.L. (2009) How we prepare students is critical: invited editorial. The Tennessean. http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090130/OPINION01/901300355