Saturday, September 08, 2007

The School for Science and Math Profiled at the Learning Sciences Institute

Happy Saturday.

In the "the sun never sets on fun education news" department, I direct your attention to the most recent news posting at the Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach's scienceoutreach.org website, which in turn sends you on over to the Learning Sciences Institute 's website's article on our new School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt. According to the news announcement at sciencoutreach.org, "the Learning Sciences Institute (LSI) is a Vanderbilt University-wide center dedicated to stimulating and supporting interdisciplinary research and development in the learning sciences."

"The School" is an innovative project to bring 100 Metro Nashville Public School students to Vanderbilt University campus research laboratories for one day a week the entire school year. For this year's incoming freshmen it's a four year commitment that will culminate in a special notation on their high school diploma and provide them with skills and experience to pursue careers in scientific research and practice. For some audio detail and a fun video from the freshman class's week two experience, get on over to Snacks4theBrain! episode 60!

So, yes, I do that, then I log off and cook breakfast for my boy and me!

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