Three members of the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt’s (SSMV) senior class have been named as semifinalists in this year’s Regeneron Science Talent Search.
Two students attend Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet and one is a student at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet. All will receive $2,000 prizes and matching awards will be sent to their high schools.
The Regeneron Science Talent Search, founded and produced by Society for Science and the Public, is a premiere pre-collegiate science competition that began in 1942. This year, they received 1,964 applications. Only 300 were selected as semifinalists including four semifinalists from Tennessee. On Jan. 23, 40 finalists will be invited to Washington, DC to compete for the top prize.
The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt (SSMV) is a joint venture between Vanderbilt University and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) and offers high school students an interdisciplinary, research-centered learning experience. SSMV students competing in this year’s competition are members of the class of 2019. This class of students will be the eighth to graduate from the program. The SSMV is currently accepting applications until February 15, 2019. For more information about the program please visit http://www.vanderbilt.edu/cso/ssmv/
The SSMV has received funding from Vanderbilt University, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health, and other generous donors.
School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt