Tuesday, February 21, 2023

STEM Expo (Robotics, AI, Virtual Reality, Physical Computing, Careers)

The Northern Virginia STEM Learning Ecosystem and Virginia Tech in the DC Area want to invite you to participate in a STEM-focused community outreach emphasizing  Physical Computing, Robotics, Mobile App design, and more.

  • Saturday, March 25,  9am to 1pm
  • Northern Virginia Center
    (W. Falls Church Metro)
  • No charges, fees, admission costs, or
    parking costs for exhibitors or participants
  • Proposed target ages for participants is
    age 8 to adult

We are still welcoming our collaborators, and inquiries from others.  

We hope to do this again in the Fall, probably excluding the messy (and expensive to clean) K-3 things of past years, and then create an annual event leading to when our Northern Virginia Center programs migrate to the new Innovation Campus scheduled to open in Fall 2024.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

This week: 2023 Virginia STEM+C competetion

December 3. 9am-12 noon Meeting Link:  www.tinyurl.com/BCVirtualSeminar

Meeting Link:  www.tinyurl.com/BCVirtualSeminar

Friday, November 25, 2022

Free Cybersecurity Basics Course for Virginia public school educators

Virginia Cyber Range + VVA

Free self-paced Cybersecurity Basics Course for Educators

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Educators in the Commonwealth can gain a foundational understanding of cybersecurity through a new professional learning course from Virtual Virginia and the Virginia Cyber Range. 

The Intro to Cybersecurity course is available at no cost to Virginia public school educators. Participants will learn cybersecurity concepts and the basics of using the Virginia Cyber Range resource, which allows educators and students to safely complete hands-on cybersecurity exercises in virtual environments.

Participants who successfully complete the course will earn a certificate worth three hours of professional learning.

For questions about Intro to Cybersecurity and other professional learning opportunities, contact Professional Learning Coordinator Steven Sproles at steven.sproles@virtualva.org.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Hospitality and Tourism Management Conference - IoT and Automation

 Led by our research assistant Murchana, we supported our Pamplin MBA Program in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the 2022 Annual International CHRIE Summer Conference  August 3-6, 2022  at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel.  

We featured a variety of examples of IoT automation including small Arduino shield and micro:bit Cyberbot robots and a smart mirror built with a Raspberry Pi processor, and also a variety of virtual experiences through Oculus headsets. We hoped to create discussions of the future of automation in the hospitality industry and graduate student and faculty perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes.