Volume 4 | Oct 2019
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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NOVA 38th in National Cyber Power Rankings!
NOVA was recognized as the 38th top school in the nation during the National Cyber League (NCL) Spring 2019 season competition, beating every other college/university in Virginia. 5,026 students from 419 schools competed in the competition.  These rankings represent the ability of students to perform real-world...

Career Exploration Fairs
Check out what NOVA’s CTE programs can do for your future! NOVA is hosting three Career Exploration Fairs for high school and college students to explore CTE Programs on Tuesday Nov 19 at the AN campus and Friday Nov 22 at the WO campus. Fairs will include an overview of programs of study, student services, and enrollment. To sign up for...

Teacher Professional Development 2019-2020
NOVA SySTEMic launched its 2019-2020 professional development series for middle and high school teachers on Oct 3rd at NOVA’s Pender campus in Fairfax. Over 50 teachers from Alexandria City, Manassas Park City, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William school districts attended a full day of hands-on technical training in cybersecurity, programming, or robotics. Teachers became students for the day as they learned...

STEM Expos a Success!
NOVA Systemic's recent STEM Expos, NOVA STEM Day at the Loudoun Campus and the The STEMZone at the Youth for Tomorrow Country Fair & Auctions brought hands-on STEM to hundreds of young minds through robotics, maker spaces, coding, laser cutting, mechatronics, lab experiments and more. NOVA STEM Days are held annually on the Alexandria...

Fab Lab Progress Update
The new Fab Lab at NOVA’s Battleview Technology Center in Manassas is scheduled to open in January! Most of the equipment is installed and we are currently working on scheduling and program development for 2020. NOVA’s Fab Lab consists of a designated area for NOVA’s Engineering Technology program and a maker space area that will be open to...

STEM Camp 2020 Watch
STEM Camps for summer 2020 are in the very early stages of planning, but we will have the usual offerings including Robotics, Cybersecurity, Coding, Rocketry and more. Registration will be available in January 2020 for camps running June through August. Keep up to date by subscribing to this newsletter and following our Social Media @NOVASystemic (FB) and @NOVASySTEMic (Twitter)

Spotlights
New Employee Spotlight:
NOVA IET
Career Coach
New Employee Spotlight:
NOVA Systemic
Graphic Designer
Workshop Spotlight:
Nov 11-13
NOVA STEM/CTE Students
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.