Four SSMV Seniors Attend American Junior Academy of Science Meeting
Last April, four SSMV seniors won the top prize at the Tennessee Junior Academy of Science meeting for their group project, Characterization of β-glucosidase in Indigenous and Domesticated Mushrooms under Assorted Condition. In addition to a cash prize, they were also invited to represent Tennessee at the American Junior Academy of Science meeting in Chicago, which took place last week.The students shared their work through both oral and poster presentations to other high school researchers from across the country. In addition, they had the opportunity to attend sessions of the...
SSMV Wins Sustainability Competition
The SSMV was recently named Vanderbilt's "greenest group on campus" for the students' awareness of sustainability issues and involvement in campus sustainability projects. The prize included VIP tickets to the Vanderbilt vs.Texas A&M game including seats in the "Crow's Nest" with catering and special recognition during the game. Read the full MyVU artilce here.
SSMV Seniors Published in Research Journal
For their sophomore research project, Emma Bilbrey and Natalie O’Dell created a new tool for measuring the quality of the retraction notices of published scientific articles. As the title of their article states, the development of such a rubric is unique and unprecedented. With the mentorship of their SSMV advisor and co-author, Dr. Jonathan Creamer, they prepared their manuscript for submission to a scientific journal and this month they received news that their article, A novel rubric for rating the quality of retraction notices, was published in the journal Publications. This...
VSCP Article in the Tennessean
Volunteer Scientist in the Classroom Coordinator Jeannie Tuschl and Volunteer Scientist in the Classroom Kellye Kirkbride were credited in the Tennessean for their work with a school-wide project on cell biology at DuPont Hadley Middle Prep. You can read the article here - http://www.tennessean.com/article/20140108/DAVIDSON/301080009/Student-s-two-time-cancer-survival-inspires-lessons?gcheck=1.
Four SSMV Students are Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalists
Four members of the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt's (SSMV) senior class have been named as Semifinalists in this year’s Intel Science Talent Search (http://www.societyforscience.org/STS). Three students attend Hume Fogg Academic Magnet and one is a student at Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet. All will receive $1,000 prizes and matching awards will be sent to their high schools. Young-Hun Kim (Hume-Fogg) completed his project with Hak-Joon Sung, Ph. D. in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His project was, "Effect of Electrospun Combinatorial Polymer Composition...
A recent article in the Vanderbilt Hustler highlights the SSMV partnership with Metro Parks
The class of 2017 spent time at Centennial Park this fall conducting a water quality survey as part of the preparation for the redevelopment of Centennial Park. Click to read the article.