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November Newsletter

STEM toys for the holiday season, Laser engraving STEMinars, NOVA STEM Day coming up and more!

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Fall Newsletter

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

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. We have multiple STEMinars coming up, including two sessions with PWC Libraries:
• 11/5 – Chinn Park Library EV3 at 2:00 pm.
• 11/8 – Bull Run Library OSMO 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

We also have STEMinars on creating laser engraved projects that are coming to the Alexandria, Loudoun and Manassas campuses this fall. Join one of our 3 hour workshops to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator and a Laser Cutter/Engraver.

October: Laser Engraving with Heat Transfer Film. Learn how to put your name on the back of a shirt, create a custom logo or customize a kitchen towel.
10/16 – NOVA Manassas Battleview Technology Center
10/23 – NOVA Alexandria
10/30 – NOVA Loudoun

 

November: Laser Engraving with Acrylic. This Thanksgiving create your own custom engraved place settings, a personalized keychain or ornament.
11/10 – NOVA Manassas Battleview Technology Center
11/13 – NOVA Alexandria
11/27 – NOVA Loudoun

 

December: Laser Engraving with Wood or Glass. Create a wood cutout to save the date, make a custom prom invitation or transfer your favorite photo to wood.
12/1 – NOVA Alexandria
12/4 – NOVA Manassas Battleview Technology Center
12/11 – NOVA Loudoun

After taking a STEMinar, join us December 8th for a laser engraving open house at Manassas Battleview.

STEMinar registration is now live: http://steminar.novastem.us/Register


Join us this Fall for STEM EXPOs!

October 6th 10am – 5pm
NOVA SySTEMic is returning to exhibit the STEMzone at Youth for Tomorrow’s Country Fair & Auctions in Bristow, VA. 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
Volunteer at the STEMzone: volunteer.novastem.us/STEMZone

October 13th 9am – 1pm, Check out the Global STEM Community Event at Edison High School: https://www.fcps.edu/event/global-stem-community-event

October 20th 10am – 4pm
NOVA STEM Day at the Loudoun Campus is for EVERYONE! From kindergarten to high school and beyond, we have fun and educational workshops and exhibits for the whole family. With more activities than you can count, we’re about DOING. Come ready to participate!

This event is open to the public and includes a variety of physical and hands-on activities. Children under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is responsible for providing appropriate supervision.

More info at https://www.novastemday.com/about-loudoun


VEX Robotics Volunteer Training for Referees and Judges

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


Check out our new Information and Engineering Technology Programs at NOVA

In collaboration with technology leaders throughout the region, NOVA has developed three new strategic programs to address key areas of significant need within the Northern Virginia technology workforce. These programs are aligned to the needs of industry, infused with opportunities to earn industry-recognized credentials, and they are targeted at high growth areas that show significant job demand within the Northern Virginia region.

Contact Paula Ford, Interim Dean of the IET Division, paula.ford@nvcc.edu for program details.

Cloud Computing: Program of Study
Data Center Operations: Program of Study
A.A.S Engineering Technology: Program of Study

News: Micron recently announced a $3 billion dollar investment and 1,100 new jobs for Engineers and Technicians to expand their Manassas facility. This renewed degree from NOVA is a great opportunity to fill these future jobs.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter as additional opportunities are announced throughout the year.

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Summer Newsletter

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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