Exciting Events in the NRV

Exciting Events for Students and Families
Posted on 09/11/2023
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There are many exciting programs and events sponsored by Virginia Tech and by other area colleges, businesses, and organizations.  

Mark your calendar! We hope to see you there!

HPEP - Health Professions Enrichment Program for 9th and 10th graders - All students passionate about science and health-related careers -- Sign up now for a FREE 4-day residential summer camp at Virginia Tech in June!  Includes hands-on opportunities to learn about medical careers, teamwork and health care exploration.  MEDICINE.VTC.VT.EDU/HPEP

JUMPSTART - Health Professions Enrichment Program for 11th and 12th Graders -- All students who have a passion and commitment to pursuing science and healthcare professions at the college level and beyond -- Sign up now for a FREE 4-day residential summer camp at Virginia Tech in June!  Includes hands-on, minds-on opportunities, healthcare careers preparation, problem-based learning, teamwork, conflict-resolution, and utilizing your strengths.  Requires two full-day Saturday sessions during fall and spring of each year.  MEDICINE.VTC.VT.EDU/JumpStart

Hokie BugFest 2023 - Saturday, October 7, 10am - 3pm.  Early opening 9-10am for those with special needs (S.A.F.E. hour).  Visit one of the largest private insect collections in the country, over 30 exhibitions, and LIVE arthropods from the Hokie BugZoo.  Earn your junior Entomologist certificate!  Free to the public.  hokiebugfest.org 

NASA VA Space Grant Consortium - FREE Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) opportunities for Virginia students in grades 8-12.  The programs have interactive online STEM learning experiences and are highlighted by a 7-day residential summer academy at NASA.  Applications open until October 24, 2023.  

National Society of Black Engineers Pre-College Initiative - promotes engineering to students K-12 and introduces them to hands-on experiences within a variety of different engineering disciplines.  Contact [email protected] for more information or go to https://www.vtnsbepci.com/.

STEAM Day - Friday, October 20 - Celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) with area museums and organizations.  Students will engage in interactive and fun programming with exhibitors, experts, and emerging technologies.  Free to schools and families.  https://www.vtrc.vt.edu/STEAM/steam-day.html

Virginia Tech Science Festival - Saturday, November 11, 10am-3pm.  Celebrate science as a way of knowing in this expo-style, family-friendly event that includes hands-on activities, engaging demonstrations and about 100 different exhibitions.  Free and open to the public.   https://icat.vt.edu/science-festival.html

STEM Saturdays at Wonder Universe-A Children's Museum. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Saturdays. Special STEM activities, crafts, and demonstrations for young children are presented each Saturday from 10:30 to 12:30. Contact [email protected].