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High school students exploring microchips and biotechnology at NOVA - Manassas

June 23, 2009 9:30 AM

What
Rising 10th graders from Battlefield, Manassas Park and Osbourn high schools will participate in two hands-on workshops that focus on careers in high-tech fields. One workshop will teach the students about the microchip manufacturing process in an activity led by a representative from Micron Technology Inc. In the other workshop, the students will learn about biotechnology from Northern Virginia Community College instructors.

When
Tuesday, June 23 from 9:35 to 10:30 a.m. (with half the students in each workshop)
After the first session, the students will change rooms and the workshops will be repeated from 10:35 to 11:30 a.m.

Where
NOVA’s Manassas Campus, 6901 Sudley Road.

Contact
If interested in visiting the workshops, contact Alicia Grande at agrande@nvcc.edu or 703-530-8251.

Background
The workshops are part of the Career Learning and Exploration Achieves Rewards (CLEAR) program sponsored by NOVA’s Manassas Campus. CLEAR is a free, one-week summer day camp designed to help high school students investigate different careers in a fun, informative environment. Other activities during the week include a field trip, a session to teach team building skills and a real world simulation. Transportation and lunch are provided each day.