|Twenty-six incoming MNPS freshmen have been selected to the School for Science and Math class of 2015, which is a collaborative project of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Metro Nashville Public Schools. The incoming freshmen for the 2011-2012 school year are: |
- Alex J. - Hillsboro High & JT Moore Middle
- Liza M. - Hillsboro High & JT Moore Middle
- Konstantin M. - Hillsboro High & JT Moore Middle
- Fenan D. - Hume Fogg High & Meigs Middle
- Kelsey D. - Hume Fogg High & Meigs Middle
- Valeria G. - Hume Fogg High & Wright Middle
- Evan G. - Hume Fogg High & John Early Middle
- Varik H. - Hume Fogg High & John Early Middle
- Warner R. - Hume Fogg High & John Early Middle
- Gray T. - Hume Fogg High & Meigs Middle
- Yenny Y. - Hume Fogg High & Merrol Hyde Magnet (Sumner Co.)
- Virginia C. - Hunters Lane High & Goodlettsville Middle
- Isaac I. - Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet (Middle & High)
- Andriana J. - Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High & Head Middle Magnet
- Dheeraj N. - Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High & Head Middle Magnet
- Susannah P. - Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet (Middle & High)
- Samuel R. - Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet (Middle & High)
- Camron S. - Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet (Middle & High)
- Jacob H. - McGavock High & DuPont Hadley Middle
- Mayra H. - Nashville School of the Arts & Creswell Arts Middle
- Xena M. - Overton High & West End Middle
- Ethan C. - Overton High & Croft Middle
- Catherine E. - Overton High & Oliver Middle
- Nhung H. - Overton High & Oliver Middle
- Daniel M. - Overton High & Croft Middle
- Efrain S. - Stratford High, DuPont Tyler Middle & Head Middle Magnet
Students were selected on the basis of test scores, grades, personal essays and teacher recommendations. The top candidates were interviewed before the final selections were made. These students will begin a four-year interdisciplinary, research-based program that utilizes hands-on learning and pairs students with Vanderbilt scientists and researchers.
SSMV is a unique learning opportunity. It is designed for students eager for an advanced, challenging curriculum that will prepare them for 21st-century careers.
"The science education these students have experienced has risen beyond even our already high expectations,” said Dr. Glenn McCombs, Director of the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt. “We are proud to partner with MNPS and offer these students an opportunity to study under an interdisciplinary team of scientist educators and among our nation’s leading researchers. Our students learn by asking questions in a culture that reflects the collaborative spirit of exploration and discovery. The tools they carry forward should prove useful in any MNPS course, college major or future profession.”
The School’s curriculum integrates the practical content, connecting various sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students are engaged in hands-on research projects that increase in depth over the course of the four year program. Students are also able to participate in national science competitions, release journal publications and apply their projects to community outreach programs.
Students will attend classes on the Vanderbilt campus one day per week and will attend their regular schools the other four days of the week.
This is the fourth year of operation for the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt. All 8th grade students are eligible to apply. This program is available only to students attending MNPS high schools. There is no additional cost associated with attending this school. The school is supported by grants and other sources outside the MNPS budget. For more information about the school, visit www.scienceoutreach.org/school.