On Fridays from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm | JMU Lakeview Hall
Get trained on the machinery located at JMU X-Labs. Trainings for the laser cutter, 3D printers, vinyl cutter and more available during Friday open lab hours.
The Mindset of Expert Entrepreneurs:
Community and Commitments. Free (1/31)
January 31, 2018 |
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Center for Open Science
, Founder & Managing Partner of
, presents Cville Women in Tech's 3rd Annual Community Talk:
The Mindset of Expert Entrepreneurs: Community and Commitments
Ever wondered what all expert entrepreneurs have in common? Come join us to find out!
As usual, food and drinks will be served.
This event is free and open to the public!
5:30-6:00 Arrive, eat, socialize
Stay and network
Directions and Parking Info
Guests will need to enter through the Omni hotel during non-business hours. Once inside the hotel from the Downtown Mall, walk through the hotel, pass the concierge desk, take a left, pass the ballrooms, and enter the double doors to the Downtown Business Center. Once inside the business center, make two rights to enter Suite 500 (there are signs).
Guests may park in the guest parking spots directly to the left as you pull into the hotel's entrance or may park in the parking garage (the cost for the garage is $1.50/hr; credit cards only). Additional information on parking at the downtown mall can be found here .
Register for Jan. 31, 2018 Community Talk
Deadline February 1st at 11:59 pm| Online submission
Every year, the EngineerGirl website sponsors a contest dealing with engineering and its impact on our world. This year's contest asks students to investigate an infrastructure system in their own community and suggest an improvement in the form of a persuasive letter, essay or summary report (based on grade level) for their city or county council.
The contest is open to individual
girls and boys enrolled in grades 3 - 12.
For more information, view the contest rules and requirements.
February 9, 2018 | 9 am - 12 pm | JMU Lakeview Hall
Come join us to witness the final presentations of each team involved in this program. This event is free and open to the public!
About ICAP and This Cohort
ICAP is a statewide technology-commercialization program offered by the Virginia Network of Small Business Development Centers, George Mason University, and local sponsors (SVTC, SBDC, JMU X-Labs).
Based on the National Science Foundation's I-Corps™ program for Lean Startups, ICAP 2.0 helps inventors and entrepreneurs take the right first steps in bringing new technologies and innovations to market.
During this free 3-week program, individuals worked with ICAP instructors and teammates to learn techniques to help identify potential customers, learn their needs and how to build a successful business model from that knowledge.
The Short Course is the beginning of an ICAP process that guides companies through the Five Steps to Startup Success:
- Validate one's business model
- Build the right team of three or more members
- Develop a minimum viable product (MVP)
- Create early sales traction
- Establish distribution channels and key partnerships
Who was Eligible?
All Virginia early-stage technology innovators and entrepreneurs (faculty, students, or the community at large) who were seeking to explore the commercial prospects for their innovations were encouraged to participate in this regional cohort.
Some graduates of this cohort may be eligible to apply to NSF's full National Seven-week I-Corps Program in which includes non-dilutive grants for customer discovery and prototype development. Additionally, this program can help teams develop better submissions for SBIRs and CRCF grants from Virginia's Center for Innovative Technologies.
due by February 9, 2018 | For High School Students
JSHS invites high school students to report on the results of their original research investigations in STEM and compete for scholarships and recognition at university-held regional symposia.
JSHS is designed to challenge, engage, and publicly recognize students (Grades 9-12) conducting research in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Individual students compete for scholarships and recognition by presenting the results of their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. Opportunities for career exploration, research lab visits, peer discussions, and networking are planned. By participating in regional and national symposia, students may:
- Participate in a forum honoring individual achievement in STEM;
- Network with peers who have similar interests;
- Hear research presentations by other students;
- Develop skills to help prepare for undergraduate and graduate pursuits in STEM fields;
- Hear nationally renowned scientists speak on their work;
- Qualify for significant scholarships and other recognition; and
- Advance to the national symposium.
All students must be nominated by a teacher or administrator from his/her school except home/online students who may be nominated by the parent responsible for his/her educational plan. Private schools may nominate 2 students, public high schools up to 4 students and Governors/ Magnet schools may nominate up to 12 students each.
More information, eligibility requirements, and registration for symposium
February 20, 2018 | 8 am | Mrs. Rowe's in Staunton
Come join us for Bits & Grits at Mrs. Rowe's in Staunton! This is a casual event. Just show up to drink coffee, have breakfast, or just talk with fellow techies in the Shenandoah Valley. Attendees should look for Kurt Plowman when entering Mrs. Rowe's.
February 24, 2018 | 10am - 4pm @ Jenzabar | $60
At its core, User Experience (UX) is defined as how someone feels about using a product, system, or service. Regardless of what we're designing - a website, an Android app, or a toaster - we all strive to make our designs useful, easy to use, and enjoyable to use. But how exactly do we make something useful, easy to use, and enjoyable? How do we know if the target audience is having a good or bad experience? This class will arm you with the essential tips to find those answers.
This class is for anyone who makes (or wants to learn how to make) websites, mobile apps, or other software. If you're a developer, a designer, a project manager, a content creator, or something else, you can integrate UX research and design into your practice.
This is a hands on course which will give you actionable tools to get started with user experience in your work day!
Your laptop. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute.
Central VA Girl Develop It is offering a limited number of scholarships to offer. Their goal is to be a sustainable organization that offers low-cost web development classes to women. With that in mind, if there's a class that you want to attend but cannot afford for financial reasons, please apply for a scholarship (https://goo.gl/forms/xVSJXjzzYFH5yQcf1).
For this class, the scholarship application deadline is February 19, 2017.
Questions about the class or interested in being a teaching assistant? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEM Takes Flight NASA Research Experiences | For Community College Students
Deadline February 26, 2018
Virginia Space Grant Consortium
is partnering with NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton and NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore to provide hands-on research experience opportunities for at least 23 Virginia Community College students during summer 2018. These paid opportunities will be identified by both NASA Centers with current Center missions and projects that are at a point which would maximize hands-on engagement of the students at project critical stages, while inspiring students, teaching them the nature of project work, communications and teamwork, and providing strong exposure to a wide range of technical and scientific career paths. Student researchers will work with NASA research advisors on the designated research project over the course of a 10 week, 40-hour- per-week, summer research experience. Students will receive a $5,000 stipend. Application packages are due February 26, 2018.
More information, eligibility requirements, and registration for summer research program
- Summer 2018 Application Due: FEBRUARY 26, 2018
- Electronic Recommendations Due: MARCH 2, 2018
- Selection Notification Deadline: On or about APRIL 16, 2018
Top of VA Regional Chamber Greater Good Awards (2/26)
February 26, 2018 |
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Clarion Inn & Conference Center, Winchester |
See Prices Below
Full details and registration for Jan. 26, 2018 award ceremony
Join Top of Virginia Regional Chamber members at the annual Greater Good Awards event presented by Valley Health to kick off the new year for the business community. The theme for this year's event is Hollywood! Award nominees will be recognized in high style as winners of the Hollie Awards are announced! As the Chamber turned 100 years old in 2017, it seemed fitting to name these prestigious awards after the first Chamber president, Hollie B. McCormac.
Highlights of the evening include a networking cocktail hour, dinner, silent auction, membership update, and presentation of the Greater Good Awards. Local author and motivational speaker Jay Foreman will be the the MC for the evening!
Don't wait to make your reservations! Pre-registration for this event is required. Same day reservations cannot be accepted.
Chamber members | $75
Non-members | $85
Table Reservations $750 / $850
NVTC Capital Data Summit & University Data
February 28, 2018 | 7:45 am - 4:00 pm
The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner |
See Prices Below
Join Northern VA's leading big data and analytics companies and prominent thought leaders at the second annual Capital Data Summit on Feb. 28, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.
Featuring keynote speakers and panels offering unique insights on how big data and analytics are transforming industries and producing results for organizations and their customers, a technology showcase of the region's leading big data and analytics companies, and unmatched networking opportunities, the Capital Data Summit will provide exceptional business development and educational value for NVTC members and the entire Greater Washington technology community.
William Ruh, CEO, GE Digital, and Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, GE
Mark Ryland, Chief Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services Public Sector
NEW IN 2018!
The 2018 Capital Data Summit will include a new
University Data Challenge, in which teams of students representing the region's universities and community colleges will be challenged to analyze and respond to a topic/question using any combination of data sources and statistical, mathematical modeling, big data, and related techniques available to them.
Additional Member Attendee: $345.00
General Audience: $550.00
Government Employee: $25.0
Blue Ridge Community College is looking for STEM professionals to be mentors to STEM students, by providing encouragement and moral support, and being a positive role model.
For more information please
email Jamie, BRCC's Mentoring Coordinator, at
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form in the link below.
Job Opening: Software Engineer
Job Opening: Assistant or Associate Professor of Data Science
llege of Integrated Science and Engineering| Harrisonburg
The Department of Integrated Science and Technology (
) at James
Madison University (
) invites applications for a tenure-track position
at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning August, 2018. The Department of Integrated Science and Technology (soon to become the School of Integrated Sciences) is a dynamic, highly interdisciplinary academic unit of 50 faculty with terminal degrees in 39 different fields. Our graduates are innovative problem solvers with strong analytical and teaming skills that enable them to work on complex socio-technical problems facing organizations, communities, and society. Additional information on the department and its individual programs can be found at http://www.isat.jmu.edu.
Director of Information Technology
Lexington City Schools
The Director of Information Technology is responsible for the design, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of all server, network, and computing technology for Lexington City Schools and the City of Lexington. This position also assists with networking and server support at the Rockbridge ECC. The position reports to the Superintendent of Lexington City Schools and the City Manager. Given oversight
of the city's varied technology infrastructure, the Director of Information Technology must be self
- driven, organized, and possess a keen attention to detail. As primary support for faculty, staff, and students, the Director of Information Technology must also be collaborative and committed to customer service.
Dynamic Aviation | Bridgewater
The IT Technician will provide maintenance of the computer desktop environment by analyzing requirements, resolving problems, installing and removing hardware and software from computer systems, and supporting the internal IT Help Desk. The IT Technician will be responsible for administration and internal support of the company's PC's, printers, scanners, and related equipment. Tasks include end user support, license tracking, ticket generation and completion, and performing PC maintenance, upgrades, and configurations. The qualified applicant will also work closely with the network group to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.
Digital Marketing Specialist and Content Writer
More information at ZipRecruiter
Immerge is seeking for a qualified Digital Marketing Specialist/Content Writer to join their team in DowntownHarrisonburg. They are specifically looking for an individual with digital marketing and content writing training/experience. Please note Immerge is not looking for remote workers at this time. Candidate must be willing to relocate.
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