Four MNPS seniors who are enrolled in the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt are gaining national recognition. The students are semifinalists in the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology.
Zachary A., of Hume-Fogg. Zachary completed the project “Reflection and Transmission Measurements at Variable Incidence Angles of a Zero” under the supervision of mentor Jason Valentine, Ph. D. (Mechanical Engineering).
Abhinav G., of Hume-Fogg. Abhinav completed the project “Culturing of Neurons on Graphene Transistors for High Resolution Scanning of Processes” under the supervision of mentor Qi Zhang, Ph. D. (Pharmacology).
Jacob S., of Hume-Fogg. Jacob completed the project “Examining sequences that stimulate telomere addition following DNA double-strand breaks in Saccharomyces cerevisiae” under the supervision of mentor Katherine Friedman, Ph. D. (Biological Sciences).
Busra G., of Martin Luther King, Jr. Busra completed the project “Uncovering the Role of TGFβ and BMP in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Stem Cells” under the supervision of mentor Hal Moses, M. D. (Cancer Biology).
Siemens named 322 semifinalists representing 32 states and an international school in South Korea. Tennessee has 10 semifinalists.
It's not every day high school students get to study at Vanderbilt University, alongside some of the nation's top researchers and scientists. Now through Feb. 10, Metro Schools' current 8th graders can vie for a spot in The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt's Class of 2016.
Students enrolled in the school will attend their regular high school four days of the week. The fifth day, they will study at Vanderbilt. Students who complete the four-year program will graduate high school with an additional seven honors science elective credits.
SSMV offers high school students an interdisciplinary, research-centered learning experience. For more information or to apply, visit the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt here.
The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt has graduated its first official class, everyone of whom is an MNPS student! Check out SSMV's news release: