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Biotechnology Open House at NOVA-Manassas

March 31, 2010 1:00 AM

On April 2, local high school students will learn about the biotechnology industry at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. The students will participate in hands-on activities involving DNA and forensic investigations, and hear from a guest speaker in the industry. About 25 students are expected from the following high schools:  Centreville, Chantilly, Gar-Field, Osbourn Park, Stonewall Jackson and JEB Stuart.

Guest Speaker
Manny Rivera, CEO of Rividium Inc., will talk to the students at approximately 9:15 a.m. in Room 335. Rividium sponsors a scholarship that will cover full tuition and books for one student in the Biotechnology Program beginning fall 2010. The company is located in Manassas.

Friday, April 2
Morning session:  9 a.m. to noon
Afternoon session:  12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Room 335, Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Road, Manassas.

Dr. Ia Gomez, Biotechnology Outreach Coordinator, 703-530-8255 or