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Scientist in the Classroom Partnerships

The Scientist in the Classroom Partnership (SCP) Program establishes partnerships between science teaching fellows (STFs) and Nashville middle school science teachers. The STFs are graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) who collaborate with educators in middle school science classrooms one day a week throughout the school year. STFs focus on working with teacher partners to develop and implement hands-on, inquiry-based activities, providing classroom demonstrations, assisting with tutoring students and directing student research projects.

News About the SCP

Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 3:26pm

Hattie Cotton Elementary School is the new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) magnet in Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). Teachers are spending their summer in professional development sessions focusing on STEM subjects and incorporating STEM into all other areas of the...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 4:08pm

Science Teaching Fellows (STFs) and partner teachers from the Scientist in the Classroom Partnership gathered at the Martin Professional Development Center on May 10 to celebrate the end of a successful school year. Teachers and scientists reflected upon the day they met almost a year ago and...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 2:09pm

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University, Meharry Medical College, and Fisk University interested in teaching science in local public schools one day per week are encouraged to apply to for a Scientist in the Classroom Partnership.The program,...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 5:24pm

The Center for Science Outreach is the subject of the cover story in this month's Vanderbilt View. Take a look at the story on their website or pick up a copy around campus!

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 2:31pm

By guest author Madelyn Reyes, East Literature Magnet Middle School 8th graderThe Family Science Night opened with a short talk from the PTSO President. Afterwards there was pizza and drinks as well as snacks. Then, everyone headed off in different directions to rooms labeled Elephant Snot, Liquid...