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Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 5, Day 4) – A Walk Under the Stars: Astronomy and Astrophysics

Jul. 28, 2016—On our second to last day of Astrophysics, we explored the ways in which astronomers use star light to discover some really interesting things about distant objects! First we took a look at two ways astronomers use a distant star’s light to determine that a planet is orbiting around it. Because we can’t see planets...

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Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 5, Day 4) – More Data, More Problems: Tackling Genetic Epidemiology

Jul. 28, 2016—Hello Students and Parents! It’s hard to believe that today was day 4 and we only have one more day of Genetic Epidemiology! Today we focused on learning about regression analyses and how to conduct these in R. We analyzed a sample dataset in order to determine if the waiting time between eruptions and the...

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Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 5, Day 4) – Culinary Chemistry (Dr. Lapointe)

Jul. 28, 2016—Day 4 in Culinary Chemistry II was all about two more macromolecules in our food: DNA and enzymes. The students extracted DNA from strawberries and got to take it home in a necklace. (Ask them why we used strawberries to extract DNA). We learned about the enzyme catalase which is found in many fruits and...

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Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 5, Day 4) – Culinary Chemistry (Ms. Droege)

Jul. 28, 2016—We switched it around today and started with a lab in the morning. We were looking at the process of blanching and trying to determine what temperature would cause the enzyme, catalase, to denature. This was completed by slowing heating potato extract and then testing its reaction. While the data varied it looks like it...

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Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 5, Day 4) – Hydrology: The World of Water

Jul. 28, 2016—Following yesterday’s discussion of water pollutant problems, the students discussed best management practices that help mitigate runoff problems. The students adapted their city landscape to incorporate these solutions. Each group presented and defended their city plan in front of the class.  Due to rain and other logistical issues, our lab field trip has been postponed until tomorrow.   This...

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Dec. 15, 2011—Registration for Professional Development for the 2018-19 school year is now open! View details and register    The application for Spring WAVU is now available! Apply for WAVU   The application for Fall and Spring sessions of Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young is now available! Apply for SAVY

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For Educators

Dec. 15, 2011—Programs for Talented Youth understands the important role educators, counselors, psychologists, and other professionals play in the lives of gifted students. Vanderbilt Gifted Education Institute Throughout the year PTY’s Gifted Education Institute offers professional development opportunities for practicing professionals on a variety of topics. Educators and school districts may choose to attend one of the...

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TN Employment Standard FAQ

Dec. 15, 2011—Frequently Asked Questions About the Tennessee Employment Standard: Gifted Education 1.  Will I receive Vanderbilt University course credit as part of the employment standard? No.  The Employment Standard is a two- week workshop.  Course credit is not available. 2.  Do I need to apply to Vanderbilt to participate in the Tennessee Employment Standard? No.  This...

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Vanderbilt Gifted Education Institute

Dec. 14, 2011—Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth is pleased to offer professional development opportunities designed to help educators better serve and support high-ability students. Known collectively as the Vanderbilt Gifted Education Institute, we endeavor to develop those who work with them throughout the academic year and summer.  2018-2019 Academic Year Conferences & Trainings Finding and Serving Gifted...

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Admitted Students

Mar. 11, 2010—Login to Your Online Account Families who have previously created an online account can login here. If you applied with a paper application, but would like an online account, please contact our office. An online account is created for each applicant, and we will be able to provide you with access to your account. To...

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