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General Program Info IET Events Virtual Events

IET Student and Parent Zoom Session 7/30

We’re connecting this week with IET students about their interest in NOVA and the IET program in general.  

On Thursday, July 30 (11am-12pm), Dr. Chad Knights, Provost of Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Information and Engineering Technologies (IET) division and his leadership team will host an informative Zoom session with current IT, Cybersecurity and Engineering Technology students as well as any students that have shown interest in college-wide IET programs. Parents and guardians of students are also welcome to join the session.

Dr. Knights and his team will explore options and resources available for you at NOVA and answer your questions. This is a follow-up to successful chats with students, parents and guardians that our president, Dr. Anne Kress, held in May.

Among the topics they will discuss are:

  • Program Options at NOVA
  • NOVA’s Six Options for the Fall
  • Financial Aid and Payment Plans
  • Transfer from NOVA to the College of Your Choice
  • Employment Opportunities

>> Please click here to register in advance. You’ll receive the Zoom link for the chat once registered.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday. Stay safe!

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Fab Lab IET Events IET Newsletter Professional Development

Fab Lab – Upcoming Workshops

WORKSHOPS: 

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

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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

 

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Career Day IET Events IET Newsletter

Interviewing Skills Workshops in March

NOVA SySTEMic is hosting Interviewing Skills Workshops, led by The Career Engineer® (TCE), for STEM and CTE Majors as well as students enrolled in IT, Business, and Health Care programs. TCE can help increase your career confidence and impact your chance to land your dream job! Students will have the opportunity to participate in interview simulation activities and learn how to successfully get through an interview. Participants receive early entry to the IET Career Fair on April 3, 2020 at the NOVA Annandale Campus.

Where and When?

March 24th
10am Annandale Campus
3pm Loudoun Campus

March 25th
10am Manassas Battleview
3pm MEC Springfield Campus

March 26th
10am Alexandria Campus
3pm Woodbridge Campus

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IET Events Job Fair

IET Job Fair – April 3

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:
Apex Systems
PRISM Inc.
Ridgeline
General Dynamics Information Technology
Arlington County Government
Aegis.net INC
GovSmart, Inc
Red River
Zeneth Technology Partners
GCyber, LLC
B & A

This list is still growing, so check here for updates.

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IET Events IET Newsletter

Data Week DC at NOVA

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
Story Time
Optimized Data Center Tour
Professional Networking

>> 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