Vanderbilt’s SSMV looking for Metro Schools eighth graders interested in launching a career in math and science
Vanderbilt University’s School for Science and Math (SSMV) four-year program gives high school students interested in math and science the opportunity to get hands-on experience and accelerate them toward their career. Grayson, a senior at Hume-Fogg Magnet High School, is in his final year in the program and credits the SSMV with preparing him for the next chapter.
“The SSMV is such a unique opportunity,” Grayson said. “Not only do students get to excel in a highly academic scientific environment, we build communication and collaboration skills, which are extremely valuable in the professional world. Instructors at the SSMV work extremely hard to prepare us for life outside of the lab and outside of high school, and we learn skills that many high schoolers don’t realize they need.”
The program is currently accepting applications from eighth-grade students at Metro Schools. The School for Science and Math, formed through a partnership between Vanderbilt University and MNPS, offers high schools students an interdisciplinary, research-centered learning experience under Vanderbilt’s leadership in scientific studies. The deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 9.
For more information and to apply for the program, visit the SSMV website.