Volume 12 | June 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. #WeDoSTEM
Virtual Community Team Summer Sessions
Register now for VEX Robotics Community Team Virtual Summer Sessions, starting on July 6! Community Robotics Teams introduce students to the VEX Robotics platform where students will learn design concepts, modification, and strategy through building a robot that can be used to compete during the 2020-21 VEX Robotics Season. Instruction will be offered in 90-minute virtual hybrid sessions twice a week while providing students with a robotics kit for use at home. Summer community team sessions will serve as a lead-in for fall sessions starting in October 2020. Cost is $249 (includes borrowing kit). 

Click Here for a Community Team Flyer PDF
Virtual STEM Camp Info & News
Camps Available Now thru Aug 17

Our Virtual STEM Camps are underway and are the perfect pivot from traditional in-person STEM activities to safe-at-home STEM engagement. Cost is per household!

Camps Extend to Newport News!

In partnership with Brooks Crossing Innovation and Opportunity Center (BCIOC) , our Virtual STEM Camps have extended to Newport News...

NOVA Fab Lab PPE Donated in Fight Against COVID-19
On May 29, We were excited to deliver NOVA Fab Lab crafted PPE to the oncology team at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. NOVA Systemic Fab Lab guru Richard Sewell assembled 300 (plus more to come) Laser-Cut Cast-Acrylic Face Shields and Gerry Hofler from the NOVA Medical Education Campus facilitated the delivery...

Program Review/Preview Corner
Virtual STEMinars Review for Spring Sessions March-June

We just wrapped up our virtual spring STEMinars with a total of 1,509 participants in over 48 different topic sessions. Virtual sessions were offered on Coding, Cybersecurity, Laser Engraving...

Upcoming STEM Teacher Professional Development

Technology Integration, Makerspace & Woodshop Design, Cybersecurity, Robotics, and Programming sessions are available for STEM educators in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Click here for 1P Flyer.

Upcoming STEM Events
Connect, collaborate, and learn at the AWS Public Sector Summit Online. Join the Summit Online on June 30 to deepen your cloud knowledge and gain new skills to design, deploy, and use the cloud for your mission. More Info
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are hosting district-wide Congressional App Challenges for middle school and high school students, encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science! Read More
Spotlights
NOVA CompSci Prof Recognized by VCCS

NOVA IET Provost Moderates Drone Panel

NOVA Fab Lab Employee on News - World Bee Day

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.