Program Oppurtunites!!!!

 Program Opportunities

NASA Opportunities for Students

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following STEM opportunities for free to all Virginia students:

Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS)-Program for 10th grade students focusing on the missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a Summer Academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility.  For more information, visit Virginia Space Coast Scholars

Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS)- Program for 11th and 12th grade students focusing on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to Mars with an online course with a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center.  Students can earn up to 4 free dual enrollment credits.  For more information, visit VASTS

Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS)-Program for 11th or 12th grade students, VESSS is an interactive, on-line Earth System Science Course featuring NASA scientific research and data. The students can earn up to 5 transferable, free dual enrollment college credits and can also compete to attend a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center.  For more information, visit VESSS

 

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia

Are you interested in learning about engineering or pursuing an engineering career?  Apply for your place at The Society of Women Engineers High School Visitation Program on November 21, 2018. Deadline to apply is October 22, 2018.  This program is designed to give young women the opportunity to learn about the different fields in engineering and the engineering curriculum at the University of Virginia. For more information, visit Society of Women Engineers

 

University of Virginia’s Multicultural Overnight Visit Experience (MOVE)

The University of Richmond is looking for high-achieving seniors who self-identify as a historically underrepresented population or are interested in issues of diversity and inclusion to further their mission to create a community of diverse scholars committed to academic excellence. While the program is open to all students, priority is given to underrepresented populations during the selection process. Students and their families will have the opportunity to experience the cultural diversity of Richmond, while getting a perspective of life as a potential student.  If interested, fill out Interest Form by October 5, 2018.

 

Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

The application for the Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program has officially opened. The deadline to submit application, transcripts and letters of recommendation is October 31, 2018 @ 6 PM EST.  If you have any questions, email seap@asee.org or call (202)649-3833.  For the application, visit SEAP Application

 

University of Dayton

The University of Dayton is offering open house events for families to tour their beautiful campus, learn about admissions and financial aid, and discover experiential learning opportunities.  The open house events will be held on September 30 and November 11, 12-4.  For more information, visit Open House or call 800-UD-PRIDE (800-837-7433).

 

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is taking applications for their Diversity Overnight, November 11 and 12.  Applications are due October 1.  Diversity Overnight is designed for high schools seniors from diverse backgrounds to get an in-depth look at opportunities available to them.  For more information, visit Diversity Overnight

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Information for Future Engineers!

Germanna Community College is offering Engineering Courses this Summer that could be just right for you!

 

The classes below are ideal entry level classes for students coming out of high school (or even for rising seniors) who are interested in engineering. There is still time to take your placement tests and enroll, but don’t delay! Contact Kimberly at 540 834 1961 or email kviarella@germanna.edu.

ENGINEERING

EGR 110:  Engineering Graphics has no pre-requisites.  The instructor we have this summer is very experienced and very good.  He will be gone for two weeks near the end of the term, at which point the class will temporarily go online.  We can make the lab and computers available during that time for students who prefer to work on campus.

Course #

Class #

Ses.

Cr.

Day(s)

Time

Dates

Location

Rm

Instructor

  EGR 110-F01

15570   

7W

3

MWTh

1:30PM- 2:55PM

06/17/2015-08/08/2015

SP3

123

E.O’Connor

  EGR 110-F01L

7W

3

MWTh

3:00PM- 4:00PM

06/17/2015-08/08/2015

SP3

123

E.O’Connor

EGR 120:  Introduction to Engineering has a math pre-requisite that many high school students may have met.  They’ll need to take our placement test, and demonstrate that they are ready for MTH 173, which means they have completed pre-calculus with trigonometry.  That class will be face-to-face all summer, and also has a very good instructor.

COREQUISITE: MTH 164 or PREREQUISITE: Completed MTH 115 or MTH 166

Course #

Class #

Ses.

Cr.

Day(s)

Time

Dates

Location

Rm

Instructor

  EGR 120-F01

15571   

7W

2

MWTh

11:00AM- 1:00PM

06/17/2015-08/08/2015

SP3

123

M.Episcopo

Both classes are required for the Germanna Community College Associate in Science in Engineering, and also transfer to universities.  They would make a good jump-start on an engineering degree whether here or elsewhere.

Maritime Career Pathways

Students: Career Pathways

There are many ways you can enter the maritime and transportation industry and build a rewarding, well-paying career!

If you are in high school…
You can enroll in dual enrollment courses that will allow you to earn credits for college while completing high school graduation requirements! Talk with your guidance counselor and/or your high school career coach to learn what courses you should take now and if your local community college offers DE instruction in maritime and transportation industry related areas such as welding, electricial, and machining.

If you have graduated high school…
You have several options for pursuing a career in the maritime and transportation agency after graduating from high school or earning your GED. You could:
1. apply to enter the workforce directly as an entry-level worker, making a good hourly wage and benefits
2. apply to be part of a registered apprenticeship program that provides you with full-time work including a salary and benefit while you learn a trade under the supervision of an experienced craft mentor, and take college coursework. Apprentices can often earn college credit for their apprentice-related instruction (ARI) and are frequently promoted to supervisory positions more quickly than entry-level workers.
3. take industry-related courses at a local community college

If you are taking community college courses…
Ask a counselor or career coach for industry-validated courses offered at your college to gain skill training in high-demand job areas as well as the opportunity to test and earn industry certification in specific skills areas.

 

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www.maritime-technology.org

USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo with high school career and job fair

USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo

Date: April 26 – 27, 2014 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington D.C.
Free and open to the public!

 

What is the universe made of? What will be the next medical breakthrough? What does science have to do with Extreme Sports? And does Hollywood get the science right? Find out at the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, hosted by Lockheed Martin! Explore science and engineering with more than 3000 fun, hands-on activities in fields like robotics, genomics, advanced manufacturing, 3D printing, DIY/Makers, space exploration, green chemistry, bioengineering, oceanography and many more.

 

The festival will feature more than 100 stage shows starring Dirty Job’s Mike Rowe, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Grammy Award Winners They Might Be Giants, Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar, MoneyBall’s Paul Depodesta, cast and crew members from TV Shows like Big Bang Theory, House and  Breaking Bad. Other highlights include the Career Pavilion for high-school students with a Job and College Fair, and a Book Fair featuring over 30 leading science authors.  The Expo is free of charge and is perfect for teens, children and their families.

 

Click here for more information.

 

NOVA K-12 STEM Collaboration – An Industry-Student Partnership Convened and organized by WashingtonExec

Date: March 8, 2014 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location: The Nysmith School 13625 EDS Drive Herndon, Virginia 20171

The WashingtonExec Inaugural K-12 STEM Symposium will held on March 8 in Herndon, Va. The event is open and free for the public. This event is expected to bring together 500 parents, students, teachers, corporate/government executives and non-profit representatives.

There is a real need of community action to enhance our nation’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, training, careers and leadership and this is a great way to help a great cause. Please consider attending.

More information can be found at stemsymposium.com

This all-day free event includes exciting exhibits, inspiring speakers, and panel experts who will highlight just how vital it is to engage parents, students, teachers, corporate/government execs and non-profit representatives alike in STEM education and careers.