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STEM Camps

Additional Summer Camps for High School Students Just Announced!

Are you interested in learning how to build an app on your smart phone, tablet or Apple device?  This is for you! 

Check out the details below! 

Building Apps Camps

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STEM Workforce

CNN Money article on the demand for Robotics in the Workforce

Check out this article in CNN Money on March 20, 2012 

“Revenge of the robotics nerds: They’re in demand”

http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2012/03/20/robotics-jobs/?iid=HP_LN

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Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunity for Teachers in PWC, Manassas and Manassas Park!

CTE, English, Math, Social Studies, and Science Teachers have an opportunity to participate in George Washington University’s Teachers in Industry Project this summer!

The GW Teachers in Industry Project (GW TIP) is an initiative to provide middle and high school core content teachers the opportunity to experience firsthand the work environment for which they are preparing their students. Externship experiences at top regional businesses allow teachers in the English, math, science, social studies and CTE content areas to become aware of the core knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the STEM-focused 21st century workforce.

 Participants will receive a $2,000 stipend (funded by SySTEMic Solutions) upon completion of the project and teachers are eligible for 90 recertification points.

 For more information visit, http://www.gwu.edu/apply/nondegree/specialprograms/teachersinindustry

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STEM Events

Celebrate Science at the 2nd USA Science and & Engineering Festival!

A two day EXPO at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. on April 28-29, 2012 – over 3,000 fun, hands-on, interactive activities and 150 stage shows for all ages. There will be stuff for the mildly curious to the science professional. You can learn about fun topics like the science of the magic of Harry Potter, the mathematics of jump roping, the physics of superheroes, the chemistry of Thanksgiving Dinner, the engineering of baseball bats and balls, the science behind special effects in movies, trends in Global Warming, renewable energy sources of the future.
 
You can operate state-of-the-art robots, laugh with science comedians, be mesmerized by science magicians and mathemagicians, converse with astronauts, Nobel Laureates, storm chasers, science celebrities like Bill Nye the Science Guy, cast members of the MythBusters, Big Bang Theory and NCIS, and even scientists of the past, fly a fighter jet simulator, enter a virtual reality environment, be a CSI agent, learn how to transform your car so it can run off a cuisinart….and you can get info about scholarships, internships, mentorship and future jobs.

You can find out all the details at:  www.usasciencefestival.org

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STEM Camps

Robotics Camps mentioned in the Washington Post – Prince William County news in brief

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/prince-william-county-news-in-brief/2012/03/12/gIQAPlhUES_story.html

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STEM Camps

Robotics Camp Registration – Now Open!

Registration for our Summer Robotics Camps opens today!  We have 14 camp offerings this year at two convenient eastern and western Prince William County locations.  This year, we have added the JASON ROV for those students interested in underwater robotics and ocean discovery. All camps will help students understand the positive roles that science and technology play in their everyday lives.  For more information or to register for a camp, please visit http://www.nvcc.edu/about-nova/partnerships/systemic/

Robotics Camps Flyer!

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STEM Camps

Summer Robotics Camp Information

Imagine. Design. Build! Summer Robotics Camp Information

SySTEMic Solutions and the Division of Science and Applied Technologies are excited to offer the 2012 Summer Robotics Camps. 

This summer, we have more camps than ever covering additional robotics platforms and age groups.  All camp registration will now be electronic allowing us to communicate more efficiently about our current and future offerings as well as allowing a variety of payment options.   Registration will begin on March 15.  Check out all of the camp offerings this year!

Robotics Camp Flyer

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STEM Articles

“Will America have the Scientists, Engineers, Technicians, and Mathematicians needed to meet the demands of the future?”

Amy Harris, Director of SySTEMic Solutions gives a presentation to the Lifelong Learning Institute of Manassas on February 8, 2011.

 LLI Presentation

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STEM Workforce

Oakton Patch article

Check out the article in the Oakton Patch on February 28, 2012

“Virginia Educational Changes Needed to Prepare New Workforce”

http://oakton.patch.com/articles/va-educational-changes-needed-to-prepare-local-workforce