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SSMV and ISR Students Score Big at Middle TN STEM Expo

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 10:11am

The Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub (MTSIH) aims to promote interest and increase student achievement in STEM fields. On April 10, 2014, MTSIH recognized the hard work of STEM students throughout the region during the Middle TN STEM Project Expo held at Volunteer State Community College. Students were invited to present projects involving an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge.  Ten student projects from the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt and the Interdisciplinary Science and Research programs at Hillsboro and Stratford...

SSMV Students Continue on a Winning Streak

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 4:30pm

SSMV Students Continue on a Winning StreakLast month, three SSMV students won first place prizes including cash awards at the Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair. Congratulations  to sophomores Jenni, Saba, and Xiyua for their project, “Sequencing the GAPDH Gene in the Invasive Species Hedera helix and Ligustrum sinense to Map Phylogenetic Relationships”Senior Michelle Lu's project, “The Effect of Trehalose and Poly(lactic-co-glygolic acid) (PLGA) Microparticles on the Release Kinetics of Hydrophobic Drugs in Polyurethane Scaffold”, also won multiple...

Rose Park 6th graders to compete in national robotics competition

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 9:56pm

CSO postdoctoral scholar Jeri Bryant has been teaching at Rose Park Magnet Middle School and recently started coaching a brand new robotics team in January. The team, comprised of 6 sixth grade students recently won the Excellence Award at the State Championship on March 1, 2014 and qualified to represent the state of TN at the Vex International Championship. They will compete with 120 other teams from the U.S., China, Mexico, Singapore, and Japan in California next month. The team is now raising funds to get the students to the championship. If you would like to help get them to California...

Recent REHSS alumnus, William Jones, publishes his work in the open source research journal, PLos ONE

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 3:40pm

William Jones, a senior at the University School of Nashville, was recently a co-author on a paper for the work he completed during his time as a REHSS participant in the summer of 2013. William worked in the laboratory of Dr. Melissa Skala, who is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering studying theimpact of three cancer drugs (cisplatin, cetuximab, and BGT226) on the metabolism of two oral squamous cell carcinoma lines (SCC25 and SCC61). Their paper, entitled "Optical Metabolic Imaging of Treatment Response in Human Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma."was published March 4th,...

REHSS alum Roya Huang published her research in Frontiers in Psychology

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 3:03pm

Roya Huang, a REHSS (Research Experience for High School Students) summer 2012 participant, completed her project with Dr. Shin Yamazaki, who was previously an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt but now is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern. Roya's project examined the effects of environmental enrichments on weight gain associated with a high-fat diet. Her work was included in a recent publication by the Yamazaki lab entitled Wheel-running activity modulates circadian organization and the...

ISR Students Score Gold and Silver at MNPS Project Expo

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 2:49pm

Metro Nashville Public Schools has a vision for student’s to succeed by engaging in learning experiences that incorporate the 4 C’s (critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity). To that end, they held a Project Expo to demonstrate how students in Nashville area middle and high schools are incorporating these skills into their everyday learning. Seven hundred students representing 278 projects descended on Trevecca University March 13, 2014 to showcase their hard work. Ten student projects from the Interdisciplinary Science & Research (ISR) programs at both Stratford...