Honors STEM Research at Vanderbilt

Harpeth Hall offers an Honors Stem Research course for selected juniors and seniors interested in conducting scientific research. Qualified students are placed in research laboratories based on their particular interest. With laboratory work beginning in early September and ending in May, the course requires on average 8 hours of project-based work per week. Students present their scientific findings at two regional science and engineering fairs in the spring. The course enhances personal development by providing students an opportunity to navigate a university setting, work as part of an academic research team, and communicate results effectively to the scientific community and the general public. 

In the current school year, there are 14 juniors and seniors placed at laboratories at Vanderbilt University and other organizations across Nashville. The complete list of placements are as follows:

  • Harpeth Conservancy
  • Peabody College, Department of Special Education
  • TN Environmental Council
  • Vanderbilt Imaging Institute
  • Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
  • Vanderbilt University Department of Biological Sciences
  • VU Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • VU Department of Chemical/Biomolecular Engineering
  • VU Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • VU Department of Electrical Engineering & CS
  • VU Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • VU Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • VUMC Department of Bone Biology

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