Volume 11 | May 2020
Welcome to The Interface - the NOVA IET monthly newsletter

Stories about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) that cover Information and Engineering Technology programs as well as STEM Outreach through NOVA SySTEMic.

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Sign up for Virtual STEM Camps!
Registration for Virtual STEM Camps is now LIVE at camp.novastem.us/enroll

Virtual STEM Camps provide opportunities for students to explore STEM and the engineering design process from home! Exciting options include Coding, VEX Robotics, Cybersecurity and Fabrication (3D Printing, Laser Cutting, E-textiles and more) in daily 1-3 hour online sessions.

Camps for rising 3rd through rising 12th grade students will run from June 1st through mid-August and will be offered PER HOUSEHOLD (starting at $98) instead of per student making them more affordable for the entire family.

If you have previously registered for one or more of our traditional in-person STEM Camps, we will contact you about switching to a virtual camp or a refund.

NOVA IET Provost added to the AWS Educate Ambassador Cloud Council
NOVA IET Provost Dr. Chad Knights has been added to the AWS Educate Ambassador Cloud Council. AWS Educate Faculty Cloud Ambassadors are top-tier cloud educators who serve as ambassadors and evangelists for AWS Educate. They share their knowledge and experience in teaching cloud computing...

NOVA JumpStart Application Due by May 15!
NOVA is offering a six course summer schedule of tuition-free online college classes. Qualifying students can take up to two courses. Because of overwhelming demand, we are limiting new applications to graduating seniors. We will honor the applications of rising seniors/current juniors that were received by April 29. Classes will run June 1 through July 15.

Fellowship Opportunities for NOVA Students
The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) has several fellowship opportunities available for NOVA students, particularly the Valley Proteins Fellowship which provides tuition and leadership opportunities to a second year student, and the Dominion Energy Fellowship, which supports veterans and their immediate family. Apply by June 1.

STEM Careers Upcoming Events
NOVA and several industry partners are collaborating to host a series of Free Career Exploration & Readiness Virtual Workshops for NOVA students.  The first series will be offered on select Wednesdays from 11am - 12pm and 3pm - 4pm from May 13 and ending on June 10. The series will include the following topics: Building a Standout Resume, Security Clearance Information Session ...

NOVA SySTEMic - Who We Are
We are Northern Virginia Community College's (NOVA) STEM Outreach Program. We do STEM Camps, STEM Competitions, STEM Expos, Teacher Professional Development, STEMinars and more! #WeDoSTEM

Our mission is to develop a sustainable STEM pipeline in Northern Virginia. We engage students in elementary school and inspire them to continue pursuing STEM education in high school, college, and the workforce through a collaboration with schools, businesses and community organizations.