Volume 3 | Sept 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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Big STEM Events Coming Up
Sept 28
Oct 2
Oct 5
Scholarship for DCO Students!
Are you a NOVA student in the new Data Center Operations A.A.S program? You could win a $2000 scholarship just for answering the question "Why do you want to work In the Datacenter Business?” The Potomac Chapter of AFCOM (Association For Computer Operations Management) has a scholarship agreement with the NOVA Foundation so that students...

Teacher Professional Development - Oct 3
October’s Teacher Professional Development course still has spots available for Programming and Cybersecurity (Robotics is full). Training is free and will provide time for skill development and professional development time for teachers to plan and reflect on bringing those skills and activities into the classroom. Click here to sign up!

NOVA partners with AWS for Cloud Degree Expansion
Governor Ralph Northam announced a new collaboration between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and select K-12 school divisions, the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), and leading four-year universities. This collaboration will create opportunities and build pathways to high-skilled and high-wage cloud computing...

PatriotHacks is Coming!
Join the collegiate hackathon at GMU October 18-20. For 36 hours, students from across the world will enjoy workshops, activities, networking events, free swag and food! PatriotHacks is a space for innovators to play, learn, and revolutionize technology, all while building their resume and making memories that will last a lifetime! Free, no experience required.

Get into an Intelligence Career!
High school seniors who are gifted in Computer Sciences, Math, Engineering and more can get a jumpstart on a career in Intelligence! The IC offers students a wide variety of excellent programs, such as the Gifted and Talented STEM Program and the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, which could land you with an NSA job right out of college!

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 Systemic
STEM Coordinator AL
New Employee Spotlight:
NOVA Systemic
STEM Coordinator WO
New Employee Spotlight:
NOVA Systemic
Fab Lab Coordinator
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.