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Scientific symposium at NOVA-Alexandria for students in STEM fields

October 27, 2011 9:00 AM

On Nov. 2 and 3, the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will hold a scientific symposium with presentations, a professional panel and advisories on scientific mentoring for students. Called “Summoning our Future Scientists and Engineers,” the symposium will give students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields the opportunity to meet with scientists, doctors and engineers and learn about academic development and career planning.

The program is scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, Nov. 2
10 a.m.: Welcome and introduction of program
10:10 to 10:30 a.m.: Introduction of Dr. Thomas L. Windham, psychologist at Colorado State University and “Opportunities at science and technology centers for students and faculty members” by Dr. Margaret Tolbert, senior advisor for National Science Foundation
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: “Taking action to save our world: Addressing climactic and environment change” by Dr. Scott Denning, education and diversity manager at Colorado State University

Thursday, Nov. 3
11 to 11:40 a.m.: Panel discussion, “Scientific engineering, academic, and professional mentoring”
11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.: Breakout sessions with students on individual disciplines
12:40 to 1 p.m.: Wrap and general lunch reception

The Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, Bisdorf Building, Room 158, 3001 North Beauregard Street.

Dr. Joseph Windham at 703-845-3977 or

The symposium is presented by the Alexandria Campus Diversity Committee whose goal is to encourage culturally diverse students to graduate from NOVA with an associate’s degree, transfer to and graduate from four-year institutions, and continue on to graduate studies.