April 28, 2000

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Vanderbilt Virtual School to sponsor videoconference for students

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More than 200 environmental science students will participate in a videoconference May 1, sponsored by Vanderbilt Virtual School, the Princeton Review and Project DIANE.

The students, from Hillwood, Martin Luther King and Hume-Fogg high schools in Metro and Pate High School in Williamson County, have been meeting via videoconference with a Radnor Lake naturalist and each other as part of their Advanced Placement environmental science classes.

In the May 1 session, to be held from 3 to 4 p.m., Princeton Review instructor Dan O’Gorman will give a presentation on “Preparing for an AP Exam.” The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The students’ teachers will dial in to a video bridge using their videoconference equipment and the Project DIANE network. Vanderbilt and Project DIANE donated the equipment to Hillwood and MLK high school.

For more information on the Vanderbilt Virtual School, go to www.vanderbilt.edu/VirtualSchool.

Media Contact: Amy Pate, (615) 322-NEWS
amy.pate@vanderbilt.edu

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