Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Summer STEM Opportunity for 9th Grade Stdents

The Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) program is designed to attract students who are motivated to learn, but have not yet shown interest in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) coursework.  This opportunity will be available to interested 9th grade students FREE of charge during the 2015 summer. 

Participants will spend three exciting days on the campus of the University of Virginia or Virginia Tech engaged in hands-on STEM activities and demonstrations led by experienced faculty members.  Additional details are available at: http://blast.spacegrant.org/. The deadline for the application is February 2, 2015.

The program is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, the University of Virginia Virginia Tech and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
BLAST Program Management

Friday, November 7, 2014

6-8 Let's Innovate Student Conference at the MSiC


The Math Science Innovation Center will offer the Lets Innovate conference for students in grades 6-8 this December 6.

This program will teach students about the newest innovations in engineering, biomechanics, computer science, renewable energy, mathematics, medicine, nanoscience, robotics, and more.  Participants will meet and talk with the scientists and professionals who are turning the possibilities of today into the realities of tomorrow. Become inspired to be an innovator!  Detailed information is available at:  http://mymsic.org/en/programs-tab/let-s-innovate-conference-6-8

Keynote Speaker:

Lynn Foshee Reed
Albert Einstein Fellow, Mathematics Educator, Maggie Walker Governor’s School