NOVA to announce regional expansion of STEM program
May 14, 2013 8:00 AM
Virginia’s Secretary of Education Laura Fornash and Northern Virginia Community College President Dr. Robert G. Templin Jr. will officially launch the regional expansion of SySTEMic Solutions in Northern Virginia on May 22, 2013.
Through SySTEMic Solutions, NOVA collaborates with local school divisions, other colleges, and businesses to create a sustainable workforce pipeline for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). SySTEMic Solutions is a public-private partnership that started as a NOVA initiative in the Prince William region. STEM programs such as summer camps and pre-college credit courses will be expanding into K-12 schools in Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties.
Today, SySTEMic Solutions reaches 4,000 K-12 students in the Prince William region---it is projected to reach 50,000 K-12 students regionally in three years.
The May 22 event will feature an overview of SySTEMic Solutions and its partnership model, explain how businesses can become program partners and will include remarks from Virginia’s Secretary of Education, the Honorable Laura Fornash. Students from NOVA’s robotics team will give live robotics demonstrations. The team recently competed in a world championship robotics competition in California.
Members of the media are invited to attend. A tour of Micron Technology Inc.’s fabrication facility will be open to the media. The company is a manufacturer of Virginia’s largest export product: memory chips. However, no photos or video can be taken on the tour. Reporters will be asked to leave cameras with security personnel. Please R.S.V.P. with the media contact below.
When: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Micron Technology, Inc., 9600 Godwin Dr., Manassas, Va. 20110,
Building #130 (Event signs will be posted.)
Media Contact: Corey Byers | 703.425.5847 | CByers@nvcc.edu