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Get engaged. Have fun. Get ahead. Check out our exciting fall STEM programs!

NOVA SySTEMic is starting NEW VEX IQ Robotics Teams!

We’re establishing community-based VEX IQ teams for the 2018-2019 school year in Manassas, Alexandria, and Loudoun! These new teams will compete in the VEX IQ Challenge: Next Level.

Weekly meetings will be on Tuesday or Thursday evenings and about one Saturday per month. If you are interested in having your child participate on a team, please complete the interest survey linked below and attend an interest meeting in Manassas, Loudoun or Alexandria on Aug 21, 22 or 23. Register at http://Survey.novastem.us/VEXIQTeam

Why Competitive Robotics?

Students who participate in VEX robotics demonstrate both technical and soft skills, which are essential to all STEM careers. They benefit from opportunities to develop critical thinking and time management skills in a collaborative hands-on setting that requires teamwork and communication.

Free Training for Coaches, Mentors, Referees and Judges

We’re coordinating a VEX Robotics Mentor Training for Coaches, Mentors, and Parents involved in the VRC or VIQC. Training will be on Tuesday Aug 28 from 5-7pm at the Manassas Battleview Office. Register at http://workshop.novastem.us/MentorTraining.

Saturday Nov 3 is Event Partner and Volunteer training for head referees, field referees, head judges and key volunteers at VEX competitions including the State Championship on March 1-2, 2019. Register at http://workshop.novastem.us/EPVtraining

Join us this Fall for STEM EXPOs

NOVA SySTEMic is returning to exhibit the STEMzone at Youth for Tomorrow’s Country Fair & Auctions Saturday Oct 6 in Bristow, VA from 10am – 5pm. Join us to explore STEM as we showcase maker projects, drive robots and more! More info at http://www.youthfortomorrow.org/country-fair-and-auctions

NOVA STEM Day at the Loudoun Campus will be on Saturday Oct 20 from 10am – 4 pm. Learn more about attending, sponsoring or exhibiting at https://www.novastemday.com/about-loudoun

Sign-Up for Fall STEMinars

STEMinars are short workshops on STEM topics for elementary through adult learners. The first series of STEMinars are for our younger STEM students to explore STEM through an iPAD and LEGO EV3 or OSMO kits. Three sessions are scheduled with the PWC Libraries:

  • 9/18 – Central Library EV3 at 4:30 pm.
  • 11/5 – Chinn Park Library EV3 at 2:00 pm.
  • 11/8 – Bull Run Library OWMO at 4:30 pm.

Starting 2 weeks prior to the event you can sign up at http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/library/Pages/events.aspx.

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