High Schoolers at Vanderbilt Learn Science Supports Democracy

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By Clint Confehr NASHVILLE, TN — Twenty one high schoolers graduate this spring knowing science and math are important for democracy largely because of their four-year class at Vanderbilt University. Metro public schools and donors fund an operating budget of nearly $265,000 for the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt. The university provides classrooms, personnel and role models including Dr. Mae Jemison, NASA’s first black female astronaut. She and former Congressman Russ Holt were interviewed by Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos April 30 at the university. Holt recalled a congressman who lum...