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SSMV is Now on Twitter

That’s right, we have joined the “Twitterverse”. You can follow us @SSMVANDY.

Posted by dixonal on November 24, 2014 in News


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SSMV Welcomes New Instructors

Two new postdoctoral teaching fellows have joined the team of SSMV instructors. Dr. Stephanie Weeden-Wright received her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt in Electrical Engineering and discovered how much she enjoyed teaching while volunteering to teach engineering workshops to high school students during graduate school. She is full-time instructor with the SSMV.       Dr. Marci…

Posted by dixonal on October 29, 2014 in News


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SSMV Students are Siemens Competition Winners

We are excited to announce that two seniors have been recognized as semifinalists and one has been named a regional finalist in the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology for high school students in recognition of their work on research projects Able Shi won semifinalist and regional finalist  for his project, “Targeted MerTK inhibition…

Posted by dixonal on October 20, 2014 in News


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SSMV Students Take Top Prizes at the Tennessee Junior Academy of Science

Two first place prizes, including $500 cash awards, went to the RibbID group, Nhung, Susannah, and Valeria, who developed an Android app identifying frog calls and the Cellobiase group, Camron and Samuel, who looked at activation levels of an enzyme found in mushrooms that could be helpful for biofuel production. The two second place prizes,…

Posted by Greta on June 3, 2014 in News


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SSMV Class of 2018 Announced

Twenty-six students from thirteen area middle schools have been selected for the School for Science and Math Class of 2018. These students are the eighth cohort to begin the program. SSMV Class of 2018: Bethlehem Abebe, Meigs Middle School, Hume-Fogg High School James Arnold, J.T. Moore Middle School, Hillsboro High School Megan Dernberger, Oliver Middle…

Posted by Greta on May 20, 2014 in News


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Graduates Featured in MyVU Article

Last week, Vanderbilt’s MyVU news site featured this article about the SSMV and two of our graduating seniors. The class of 2014 is the fourth, full graduating class of the SSMV. You can see a list of graduates, their high schools, and their colleges here.

Posted by Greta on May 19, 2014 in News


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SSMV Class of 2014 Commencement

This past Saturday, May 10, 2014, the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt held its fourth commencement exercises. Together with their families, friends, and community members, 23 graduates from four MNPS high schools celebrated completion of the four-year, honors program. Cheryl Mayes, chair of the Metro Nashville Public School Board, was a distinguished guest…

Posted by Greta on May 16, 2014 in News


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SSMV and ISR Students Score Big at Middle TN STEM Expo

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…

Posted by Greta on April 11, 2014 in News


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SSMV Students Continue on a Winning Streak

SSMV Students Continue on a Winning Streak Last 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,…

Posted by Greta on April 4, 2014 in News


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Food for Thought

…and 14 hours later, SSMV seniors Reeta Bandyopadyay, Oge Onuh, Elizabeth Li, and Shu Zhang, completed a 17 page mathematical modeling solution during the Moody’s Mega Math Challenge on Saturday, March 8th. They sought to answer the nationally debated question: Can nutritious food be affordable and delicious (Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010)? The students addressed the issues…

Posted by Greta on March 12, 2014 in News