Volume 7 | Jan 2020
Welcome to The Interface - the NOVA IET monthly newsletter

Each month we'll have stories about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) at NOVA covering Information and Engineering Technology and STEM Outreach through NOVA SySTEMic. From programs to events to spotlights on individuals who share the STEM dream, The Interface will keep you informed and engaged!

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STEM Camp Registration Now Live!
Scholarships for DCO Students!
Two fantastic scholarship opportunities for Northern Virginia Community College students enrolled in the Data Center Operations Technology program - the Potomac AFCOM (Assoc. for Computer Operations Management) Scholarship ($2000) and the CoreSite Datacenter Scholarship ($1000) Students will be able to apply through Feb 14th...

Night at the Museum this Weekend!
This weekend at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Dulles we will be running our 2nd annual VEX robotics signature event - Night at the Museum (NATM20). Join us for skill, teamwork, and high competition with the Space Shuttle Discovery and the SR-71 Blackbird as our backdrops! 60 of the best high school teams will go head to head for 3 available spots at the VEX Robotics World Championship! #NATM20 #ToughestTournament

Join as at the Museum or watch it from home at livestream.novastem.us/NATM Starts Friday at 1:45pm

Black History Month at NOVA features an Engineer
Dionne Henry is the Program Chief Engineer for Operational Commercial Engines for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines and will host  “Making The Table Bigger: Minority Success in a Majority World”  on   Thursday, February 13 th.  It will be a moderated “fireside chat” with Dionne talking about her experience...

Fab Lab Grand Opening
An amazing month for NOVA as the Fab Lab is open and ready to equip the region with STEM talent! The ribbon cutting opened proceedings and kicked off official speeches and dedication, Fab Lab tours, demonstrations, hands-on activities, field trips for grade-school students and open houses for college students and the community. #WeDoSTEM
Pictured (L to R)  Zuzana Steen  (Micron),  Ann Wheeler  (PWC Board of Supervisors - Chair),  Dr. Chad Knights (NOVA IET Provost),  Dr. Molly Lynch  (NOVA MA Provost), 
Dr. Anne Kress  (NOVA President),  Delegate Tom Rust  (GO Virginia), Tom Murtha (Micron),  The Honorable Hal Parrish  (Mayor of Manassas), and  The Honorable Preston Banks  (City of Manassas Park - Vice Mayor). Photo Credit: NOVA Graphics
NOVA CyCon 3.0 in Loudoun
Calling All Hackers, Cybersecurity Professionals, and Students! Our 3rd Annual NOVA CyCon event will be held on Saturday February 15th at the Higher Education Center on the NOVA Loudoun Campus. Featuring a full lineup of cybersecurity experts, speakers and federal contractors presenting on cutting-edge topics! FREE event, FREE lunch!

Prince William-Manassas Regional Science and Engineering Fair
The upcoming 2020 Prince William-Manassas Regional Science and Engineering Fair needs Judges for student research projects. The Middle (Grades 6-8) and Senior (Grades 9-12) Division fairs will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Kelly Leadership Center in Manassas...

Community College Innovation Challenge - compete for cash!
Calling All Community College Student Innovators - Do you know a student with an entrepreneurial spirit and an interest in STEM? For the fifth year, AACC in partnership with the National Science Foundation, is inviting community college students to participate in the Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC)...

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.