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School Year Opportunities


Virginia Tech's Open House 2015 for RISE Participants

The College of Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of the engineering professional community.  As part of that commitment, CEED is pleased to host a Recruiting Initiative for Student Engineers (RISE) event April 12 - 13, 2015High school juniors who are interested in engineering are invited to join us in Blacksburg, Virginia where you will meet students, alumni, staff, and faculty who want to show you what VT has to offer. The application deadline is Monday, March 9, 2015Click here for more information

The RISE 2015 application is now open!

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The College of Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of the engineering professional community.  As part of that commitment, CEED is pleased to host the Recruiting Initiative for Student Engineers (RISE) event on Saturday, April 25, 2015High school sophomores who are interested in engineering are invited to join us in Blacksburg, Virginia where you will meet students, alumni, staff, and faculty who want to introduce you to VT and what we have to offer. The application deadline is Monday, March 23Click here for more information

Students from the Tidewater area, Richmond, and Northern Virginia are invited to travel by bus to the VT campus.


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Virginia Technology Student Association

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in technology. Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes over 150,000 middle and high school students in 2,000 schools spanning 48 states.

TSA is supported by educators, parents and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. Members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities and much more. The diversity of activities makes TSA a positive experience for every student. From engineers to business managers, our alumni credit TSA with a positive influence on their lives.


VirginiaFIRST

VirginiaFIRST,(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), in conjunction with its FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge program partners, offers a progression of four programs for youth in grades K to 12, ages 6-18. With assistance from our sponsors, coaches, mentors and friends, FIRST programs challenge and inspire over 5,000 Virginia students on more than 500 teams across the state each year.

VirginiaFIRST offers year round activities that keep students involved and engaged in hands-on learning opportunities: these include workshops, scrimmages, presentations, exhibits, camps, and competitions.

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Martinson Center for Mathematics and Science

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The Martinson Center for Mathematics and Science's (MCMS) mission is to improve the quality of mathematics and science teaching in public and private schools in the Tidewater region by promoting the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and habits of mind necessary for student literacy in math and science. Therefore, MCMS is committed to:

  • helping teachers acquire content knowledge and strategies for use in the classroom to develop students' critical and creative thinking, and problem solving.
  • helping teachers and students use their intelligence and gifts for the common good.
  • serving and supporting schools and school divisions in the area of math and science.
  • supporting the individual needs of students, teachers, and the community.

Workshops & Institutes


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Intel Computer Clubhouses are a network of after-school learning spaces designed to provide instruction and mentorship to students from underserved communities. At the Clubhouse, students can learn a variety of new skills in technology as they work together to develop their own ideas. The Clubhouse model underscores the importance of collaboration, respect, and educational practices which engage all students. The program is sponsored by organizations such as Intel, Adobe, Best Buy, and the MIT Media Lab.

Clubhouses are located in Falls Church, Alexandria, Fairfax, and Reston; for a complete listing of locations, click here.


 

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Girls Who Code aims to introduce 1 million young women to computer science by 2020. They do this through after-school clubs and a free, intensive seven-week summer camp that provides instruction and exposure to industry professionals. Programs are only available in select cities, and housing and transportation costs are not provided. Apply to a summer immersion program or to host a club at your school.


 

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Bricks 4 Kidz® is a creative learning program that teaches elementary school aged kids principles of STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math  using LEGO® components. Programs provide an extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique creations, play games and have loads of fun using LEGO® bricks.

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MathScience Innovation Center in Richmond, VA is an integral part of the STEM movement in the region providing high level, cutting-edge and futuristic programming for K-12 students, teachers, and school counselors in the region. Through MSiC programs, youth and adults are inspired and engaged to delve into topics which affect our region and our world.

 


 

Visit the Science Museum of Virginia

Featuring the latest technology – including brand new Macs, GoPro Cameras and a giant Green Screen – teens will have their very own space to work solo or collaborate with other students. Test out Adobe Photoshop and InDesign or meet up with one of our mentors to learn more about programming, graphic arts, animation, robotics and more. Work on school projects, boost your computer skills or just be creative with your friends!

The MiX is free and open to all high school students. Become a member to sign up for a specialty workshop, mess around or geek out in the lab – and don’t forget to bring your own brain.

 


 

NASA Develop

The NASA DEVELOP National Program fosters an interdisciplinary research environment where applied science research projects are conducted under the guidance of NASA and partner science advisors. DEVELOP is unique in that young professionals lead research projects that focus on utilizing NASA Earth observations to address community concerns and public policy issues. With the competitive nature and growing societal role of science and technology in today’s global workplace, DEVELOP is fostering an adept corps of tomorrow’s scientists and leaders. 

DEVELOP bridges the gap between NASA Earth Science and society, building capacity in both participants and partner organizations to better prepare them to handle the challenges that face our society and future generations.

 

 


The SySTEMic Solutions mission is to develop a sustainable STEM pipeline in Northern Virginia. We engage students in elementary school and inspire them to continue to pursue STEM education in high school, college, and in the workforce through a collaboration with schools, businesses and community organizations.


Institute for Broadening Participation: Building Partnerships to Support Diversity in STEM


The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on diverse underrepresented groups. We believe that diversifying the STEM workforce is the best way to ensure our nation's economic vitality and solve global challenges. 

K-8 and High School Opportunities 


Virginia/North Carolina Alliance

The Virginia-North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project led by the University of Virginia.  One goal of the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance is diversification of the

Science, Technology, and Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce, with an emphasis on increasing the number of underrepresented minority students earning baccalaureate degrees and matriculating to graduate school. 

The Virginia-North Carolina Alliance is led by the University of Virginia and includes the following partners: Bennett College for Women, Elizabeth City State University, George Mason University, Johnson C. Smith University, Piedmont Virginia Community College, St. Augustine's University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Tech.

The VA-NC Alliance offers individually tailored recruitment, retention, and enhancement activities to support students such as bridge programs, stipends, symposia, tutoring, mentoring, workshops, and research experiences.

Research, Internship & Scholarship Opportunities

 


 Engineering For Kids

 

Inspiring the next generation of engineers! Engineering For Kids brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to kids ages 4 to 14 in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, clubs, and parties. We are proud to inspire children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning. Engineering is, after all, one of the fastest growing industries in the world!

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Online Opportunities


MIT offers nearly all of their course materials to the public for free online through MIT OpenCourseWare. The Highlights for High School site features the materials most relevant for high schoolers, including labs and videos to supplement high school classes and preparation materials for the Advanced Placement exams in Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics. Click here for an introduction to the site for students.

 

The SySTEMic Solutions mission is to develop a sustainable STEM pipeline in Northern Virginia. We engage students in elementary school and inspire them to continue to pursue STEM education in high school, college, and in the workforce through a collaboration with schools, businesses and community organizations.
The SySTEMic Solutions mission is to develop a sustainable STEM pipeline in Northern Virginia. We engage students in elementary school and inspire them to continue to pursue STEM education in high school, college, and in the workforce through a collaboration with schools, businesses and community organizations.