MEDIA ADVISORY: School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt to honor 24 outstanding MNPS seniors in graduation ceremony

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The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt will hold its seventh annual commencement exercises, Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Wyatt Center Rotunda. The event will recognize 24 remarkable high school seniors from four Metro Nashville Public Schools: Hillsboro High School; Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School; John Overton High School; and Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet School.

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will deliver the keynote address. Dean will be introduced by MNPS board member Mary Pierce. A total of 129 students have graduated from the program since it was founded in 2007.

SSMV is a program of the Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Peabody College of education and human development. It is a joint venture with MNPS. Students are selected as freshmen, based on their grades, aptitude and passion for learning. Throughout high school, the students attend classes one day a week at the SSMV classroom/laboratory at Peabody.

Participants learn from Vanderbilt instructors in the disciplines of molecular biology, neuroscience, marine ecology, civil engineering, and more. They conduct experiments and research with Vanderbilt faculty, write and publish research papers and compete in elite science competitions.

  • WHAT: 2017 Graduation for School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt
  • WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 10 a.m.
  • WHERE:  Wyatt Center Rotunda, 1930 South Drive, Nashville, Tenn.