Students from across the state of Tennessee will be applying for acceptance into the Governor’s School in Integration of Biological and Statistical Sciences Program at ETSU in the summer of 2018
We are excited that you are interested in the ETSU Governor’s School: Integration of Biological and Statistical Sciences. The overarching goal of the Governor’s School is to broaden the student’s appreciation
and knowledge of biology and mathematics through exposure to and integration of a
wide range of contemporary biological and mathematical topics. In each case, model
building and data analysis will play a critical role and will be interwoven in a statistical
and biological context. Students will be engaged in the scientific method via hands-on
Resources from ETSU’s strong undergraduate science and mathematics program, research laboratories, and local schools will be used to accomplish these objectives. In addition, the program will make use of resources from industry, governmental agencies, and academic science establishments. Thus, the school will provide a series of courses, laboratories, research projects, field trips, seminars, lectures, and other activities centered on mathematics, statistics, and biology.
The curriculum will consist of courses BIOL-1110-1111 (4 credits, biological science for majors) and MATH 1530 (3 credits, probability and statistics), which will be taught in the integrated fashion developed through a $1.7 million grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
We are guided by the conviction that today’s students are attracted to science and mathematics when these are seen as interconnected fields rather than as separate bodies of knowledge. Thus, thirty talented rising juniors/seniors from across the state will be immersed in scientific instruction and inquiry in several interdisciplinary fields of science. Second, connections between these fields will be seen through the ubiquity of mathematical modeling, data analysis, and the need for high level computation.
Last but not least, students will gain a healthy respect for many disciplines and thus have a variety of career choices to consider as they get ready to enter college. In a nutshell, our renaissance style Governor’s School prepares students for many possible career options.
The 2019 Governor's School in Integration of Biological and Statistical Sciences will begin on Sunday, May 26th, 2019 with the opening ceremony and will conclude on Friday, June 28th, 2019 with the closing ceremony and luncheon at the Centre at Millennium Park.
You may access the Governor's School application at
2019 GSIBSS Student Application
(The application will be loaded as soon as the Department of Education in Nashville updates the application for 2019)
2017 Governor's School SM&DA Movie
2017 Governor's School Student Yearbook
2016 Governor's School SM&DA
2015 Governor's School SM&DA
2014 Governor's School SM&DA
2014 Governor's School SM&DA Movie
2013 Governor's School SM&DA
2013 Governor's School Project Presentation Brochure
2013 Governor's School Closing and Awards Ceremony Brochure
2012 Governor's School SM&DA
2011 Governor's School SM&DA
2011 Governor's School Movie
2011 Governor's School Live Movie
2010 Governor's School SM&DA
2010 Governor's School Student Handbook
2010 Governor's School Image Gallery
2009 Governor's School SM&DA
2009 Governor's School Student Handbook
2009 Governor's School Counselor Handbook
2009 Governor's School Image Gallery
2008 Governor's School SM&DA
2008 Governor's School Image Gallery
May 26th -
June 28th, 2019
Friday, Sept 28th, 2018
TN Governor's School applications will be available on the DOE website .
December 1st, 2018
Deadline for TN Governor's School applications to be submitted/postmarked.
February 2nd, 2019
Letters go out from the Governor's School to students selected to attend the program by email and USPS. Students who are selected as alternates will receive a letter by USPS.
Sunday, May 26th, 2019
TN Governor's School IB&SS begins with Opening Ceremonies.
Friday, June 28th, 2019
TN Governor's School IB&SS comes to a close with Closing Ceremonies at the Centre at Millennium Park.
Governor's School in Integration of Biological and Statistical Sciences
2018 Governor's School IB&SS Movie
2018 Governor's School Student Yearbook
Now taking applications for 2019 Governor's School resident counselor positions