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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

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:

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
Volunteer at the STEMzone:

October 13th 9am – 1pm, Check out the Global STEM Community Event at Edison High School:

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

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

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, 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.

STEM Education STEMinars

STEMinars & Jr. STEMinars Interest Form

We will be continuing our popular STEMinars in early 2018. To be notified as soon as registration is live, fill out our STEMinars Interest Form

High School (11th & 12th grade) and college STEM students can take affordable courses during the school year that equip them with important skills for a STEM career. Courses offered in 2018 include Cybersecurity, Coding, Math, CAD/3D-Printing and more!

Jr. STEMinars
Students (3rd-10th grade) who want to get ahead on a STEM pathway can take our CAD/3D Printing, Coding, Raspberry Pi Arduino and Robotics courses during the school year. Junior STEMinars are educational, equipping, affordable and fun!