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Spring SAVY 2015, Week 1 – Brain Blast (1st/2nd Grade, Dr. Z)

February 9, 2015 — Brain Blast 1 – Week 1 This Saturday was a beautiful sunny day to meet all of our new neuroscientists!  Students were introduced to their new lab, “The Zeiger Lab” and learned about the scientific method.  We began to learn about the different parts of the nervous system along with specific parts of the brain...

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VSA 2015 Essay Questions!

November 21, 2014 — The wait is over! Actually, that’s not quite true. It’s almost over. Chances are, if you are seeing this post, then you follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, our Facebook page, or maybe our other Facebook page. If you haven’t figured it out already, we are kind of obsessed with staying connected with you. Or...

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Summer SAVY 2014 Session 4, Day 9 – Awesome Algebra (Rising 2nd/3rd)

July 17, 2014 — Wow! It is hard to believe that we only have one more day together in Awesome Algebra. Today we spent some time creating problems that we are collecting for an algebra problem book. We can’t wait to show you these problems! The students are eager to share what they have learned. Some students really enjoyed...

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Summer SAVY 2014 Session 4, Day 4 – Marvelous Molecules (Rising 2nd/3rd)

July 10, 2014 — Electrons were bonding and mixing it up today in class.  We found out the difference between elements, compounds, and mixtures.   Elements including krypton can be found on the Periodic Table of Elements while compounds consist of elements bonded together.  Students learned how the electrons in atoms help to create these bonds. The students went on...

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PTY in the News

November 4, 2013 — Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth was recently given a gift from New York Times bestseller and Vanderbilt alumnus, James Patterson. For the past ten years, Patterson has devoted himself to championing the importance of reading. He shares his passion for books through his website ReadKiddoRead.com, his College Book Bucks scholarships, regular donations of hundreds of...

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Lessons Learned about Educating the Gifted and Talented, by Karen Rogers

November 1, 2013 — http://gcq.sagepub.com/content/51/4/382.full.pdf

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Fall WAVU 2013 Recap

October 29, 2013 — By Academic Coordinator, David J. Dunn, Ph.D. One-hundred-and-one! That’s how many students we had this fall at our WAVU program. For those who don’t know, WAVU (pronounced “WAH-voo”) stands for “Weekend Academy at Vanderbilt University.” Students in grades 7-10 come to our campus one or two times a year to take courses taught by our...

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Gearing up for WAVU

August 21, 2013 — It has been about a month since the last student left Vanderbilt Summer Academy, the last of the VSA detritus has been rehoused in the Department of Mysteries (what we call the storage room), and we are nearly finished compiling all the data from our student evaluations. We listen to our students and staff, which...

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See You next Year!

August 2, 2013 — Vanderbilt Summer Academy wrapped up its 2013 summer sessions a few days ago. Once again we broke records for number of courses offered and student enrollment. If there were a record for fun, we would have broken that, too! In 2013 we admitted 518 students to 36 courses over three different sessions. Vanderbilt professors and...

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SAVY in the News

July 13, 2013 — Nashville’s WSMV Channel 4 News was on campus this week to do a story on our SAVY program. Are you as impressed with our kids as we are? Requires Flash. If the video does not display, click the link below:

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