Code & Operate a Mini Robotic Car! – March 16
Participants will learn to program and operate a small robotic car. Activities include use of different sensors (ultrasonic, IR, color), line-following, and driver versus autonomous control.
Laser Cutting & Engraving – March 17 & April 7
Participants will learn how to use a laser system to cut and engrave acrylic and glass. Participants will be able to keep the items they make, including an engraved drinking glass. For beginners.
Intro to 3D Design & Printing – March 21
Would you like to learn how to draw and 3D print a design? Do you have no to little experience with CAD (computer aided design) software and 3D printing? If so, then this is the class for you!
Creating Prototypes & Solving Design Challenges – March 24
Participants will learn to use various machinery (3D printer, plastic forming center, wire bender, etc.) and a CAD (computer aided design) software program to solve design challenges.
Arduino & Raspberry Pi – March 24 & 31
Participants will learn how to build circuits with Arduino and how to build their very own website using Raspberry Pi. This workshop is intended for beginners with no experience.
Mother’s Day Gift Making – April 29
Use your creativity and some technology to create a Mother’s Day gift at the NOVA Fab Lab! We will help you design and personalize a gift using one of our 3D printers. No 3D printing experience necessary.
>> Click here for more details and to register for workshops
Community Open House – March 14
Open to the public with free hands-on activities for all age levels! Click here to Register
Thursday Demo Nights
Each Thursday we will be giving an overview and demonstration on how a specific piece (or group) of fabrication equipment works. Register here
NOVA IET is hosting a Job Fair at the NOVA Annandale Campus on Friday, April 3, from 10-3pm.
The IET Job Fair is for current NOVA students and alumni who are majoring in or are interested in a career in the IT, Engineering Technologies, or IT related fields. We expect to have companies from every field represented within IT and Engineering Technologies participating in the Job Fair.
Pre-register for the Job Fair here.
Companies participating in the IET Job Fair so far are:
General Dynamics Information Technology
Arlington County Government
Zeneth Technology Partners
B & A
This list is still growing, so check here for updates.
NOVA will be hosting a Data Week DC event on October 2nd at the Loudoun campus from 1pm to 5pm. This is a free event for students, instructors, and professionals interested in Data Science! Attendees will learn about NOVA offerings relating to big data analytics, cybersecurity, cloud, STEM, Workforce Development, and data center operations.
Activities/Topics will include:
Hands-on data visualization exercise/demo (laptops provided)
Utilizing the Cloud for Data Storage
Optimized Data Center Tour
>> Register for Data Week here
General Info about Data Week DC across the region:
Data Week DC will take place October 1-5 at venues all over our region. During this time, our data community (meet-ups, higher ed, non-profits and corporations) will produce events addressing data science topics of interest to the communities that they serve. Think of it as a crowd-sourced 5-day conference led by our data community in the spirit of SXSW. We are still in the early stages of rolling this out, but early indicators are incredibly positive and the coalition is growing quickly.
More info at www.dataweekdc.com