Refurbished Laptops Donated To SySTEMic Solutions STEM Camps

“The Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment program donated 30 laptop computers to Northern Virginia Community College’s SySTEMic Solutions summer robotics camps.

The computers, acquired from state agencies and private companies, are refurbished by students in the program, who receive IT repair certification for their work. Campers used the laptops donated to Northern Virginia Community College to program their robots…”

Read the full article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/prince-william-county-news-in-brief/2013/08/23/97745ec2-0c1e-11e3-b87c-476db8ac34cd_story.html

Robotics Camp Teaches The Fun Side of STEM

“Local elementary through high school students who are craving to learn more this summer are attending new robotics camps teaching the fun side of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts.

The camps, offered under the umbrella of SySTEMic Solutions, have gained popularity in Prince William County; now Loudoun County students can have the same experience…”

Read the full article here: http://www.leesburgtoday.com/news/robotics-camp-teaches-the-fun-side-of-stem/article_be8dded6-ea5c-11e2-a9af-001a4bcf887a.html

SySTEMic Solutions’ Public-Private Collaborations Key To Meeting Workforce Demands In Northern Virginia

“More than 150 leaders from government, education and Northern Virginia’s business community convened at Micron Technology Inc. in Manassas yesterday to support the regional expansion of SySTEMic Solutions—a program aimed at recruiting students into the career fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics…”

Find the full article here: http://www.alexandrianews.org/systemic-solutions-public-private-collaborations-key-to-meeting-workforce-demands-in-northern-virginia/

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

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