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Application Information

Eligibility Requirements

Volunteers must be graduate students or postdoctoral fellows in chemistry, geology, physics, biological sciences, biomedical engineering, mathematics, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, biomedical sciences, or environmental science enrolled at Vanderbilt University, Meharry Medical College, Tennessee State University, or Fisk University. The Volunteer Scientist in the Classroom Partnership is designed to accommodate volunteers with flexible schedules.

Time Commitment

The conditions of the program require volunteers to spend a minimum of four full hours per month in a middle school classroom providing direct assistance to an assigned science teacher. Volunteers are required to attend a one-hour orientation designed to address the specific needs of the volunteers and the partnership.

Submission Materials Include:

  1. Completed application.
  2. Completed Statement of Intent (one or two paragraphs) describing why you would like to volunteer in a science classroom and what you hope to accomplish (see application).

Send Completed Applications to:

Jeannie Tuschl
Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach
806 Light Hall
Nashville, TN 37232-0670
Fax: (615) 322-7169


Special Partner

Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach
Phone: (615) 322-7140
Fax: (615) 322-7169
Mailing Address: PMB 407831, 1400 18th Ave S, 1st Floor, Nashville, TN 37240-7831
Office Location: 1401 17th Ave S, 1st Floor, Nashville, TN 37240-7831