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SSMV Staff

  Virginia Shepherd
Virginia Shepherd, Ph.D.
CSO Director
Professor of Pathology
Harvey Sperling
Harvey Sperling
Educational Consultant
 Amanda Dixon
Amanda Dixon 
Admissions Coordinator
MNPS Liaison



The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt is a joint venture between Vanderbilt University and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). The School offers high school students a four-year, interdisciplinary, research-centered learning experience at one of the nation's most prestigious universities, where internationally recognized faculty are leading the way in diverse fields of scientific study.

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Resources for Seeking Broader Impact Support:

A Scientist's Guide to Achieving Broader Impacts through K–12 STEM Collaboration by Lisa M. KomoroskeSarah O. HameedAmber I. SzoboszlaiAmanda J. Newsom and Susan L. Williams