Looking Within: An Introduction to Biomedical Imaging
The Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) Outreach Team is offering high school teachers the opportunity to have scientists visit their classroom with a presentation, demonstrations, and a Q&A session for their students. Teachers interested in this opportunity should see the VUIIS Scientific Outreach webpage and contact Dr. Thomas Yankeelov for additional information.
Aspirnauts Get Connected on the Road
Working with the Center for Science Outreach, Dr. Billy Hudson, biochemist and director of the Center for Matrix Biology, is helping bring 21st Century technology to students in his childhood hometown, rural Grapevine, Arkansas. In the summer of 2006, students and teachers from Grapevine spent a week at Vanderbilt University. They experienced what it is like to work in research laboratories, met with scientists and researchers to learn about and discuss the opportunities and advancements that are taking place on campus, and even got to explore what "big city" Nashville has to offer. On April...
Scientist-in-the-Classroom Partnership Program Summer Workshop
A Summer Workshop for 7th and 8th grade science teachers hosted by the Scientist-in-the-Classroom Partnership Program is planned for June 4-15, 2007 at Margaret Allen Middle School. Participants meet daily from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Teachers and science teaching fellows develop partnering relationships as they plan hands-on, inquiry-based activities for the upcoming academic year.
New Camp Brochures Available Now!
Do you know of someone who might be interested in either BEST or GAS Camp? Would you like more information about either of the camps, as well as an application?Download our new color brochures for 2007:BEST CampGAS Camp
Camp Applications Are Here!
You can now download text-only applications for BEST Camp and GAS Camp. The informational brochure (with included application) will be available for download shortly. The deadline to register is June 1, 2007.Click on the appropriate link to access the application:BEST Camp text-only applicationGAS Camp text-only applicationFinancial aid for lower-income families can also be obtained through the summer camp voucher program through Metro Social Services. Information about this program can be found here. A poster about the voucher program can be found here.
School for Science and Math Applications Available
Current 8th and 11th grade students that attend a school in the Metro Nashville Public Schools district are eligible to apply to the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt. Rising freshmen will attend an orientation session in the summer. Rising juniors will participate in an eight week Senior Research Project on Vanderbilt's campus during the summer. Both grades will attend the school, on Vanderbilt's campus with transportation from their home school, one day per week during the school year beginning in August. Applications and more information are available on the School's website.