Parent Night - Thursday, December 6, 2007
School for Science and Math parent night will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in 208 Light Hall. Parking is available at meters on 24th Avenue in front of the VA Hospital and in the Medical Center East garage.Please call 322-7132 or email Amanda Dixon if you have questions.
Water, Water Everywhere
Freshmen at the School for Science and Math have been thinking about water and, as they do each Monday, asking questions: What does water look like? Where does it come from? Where does it go? What can it tell us about the past?From a string of articles by the Tennessean, students learned that millions of gallons of water is “lost” through leaks in the middle Tennessee water distribution system. Students brainstormed ideas for improving leak detection throughout the system, and then held a class vote to determine the best idea. The class then visited and got a first-hand look at Nashville’s...
School for Science and Math Senior Named Semi-Finalist in Siemens-Westinghouse Science Competition
Uyen, a senior at the School for Science and Math, is one of 7 semi-finalists chosen from Tennessee in the Siemens-Westinghouse Science Competition. Eight seniors from the School for Science and Math entered the competition which is held annually and is open to high school students. Five regional finalists were chosen from Tennessee and will go on to compete for the national finals. School for Science and Math seniors have the opportunity to enter their projects in two additional science competitions, Intel and the Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair. Congratulations Uyen!...
Students Conduct River Survey
On a recent Monday, freshman students of the School for Science and Math conducted a survey of water quality in the Little Harpeth River. Students learned how to use Global Positioning System devices to map their coordinates. They also collected water quality sample data and they identified species living in the river. The students used the data they collected to assess the water quality and overall "health" of the river.
What is this thing called science?
Is DNA the secret to the mysteries of life? Is your water safe to drink? Does your brain have potential? These are a few of the questions that freshman students at the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt tackle weekly. Every Monday, 25 students are immersed in the rich and dynamic scientific research environment of Vanderbilt University. From the study of neurons using glow worms in Dr. David Miller’s laboratory, to the study of speciation in beetles in Dr. Daniel Funk's laboratory, to research tools like rapid speed DNA sequencing; the School opens the door to real world science...
Teaching Certificate Program Information Session
The CSO partner Center for Teaching offers a "teaching certificate" program designed to help graduate, professional students, and postdocs develop and refine their teaching skills. We invite you to attend their information session on October 3, 2007 as well as a variety of relevant workshops and discussions held throughout the semester.Keep an eye on our website for teaching opportunities in the Scientist-in-the-Classroom Partnership (SCP) Program and School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt.