Friday, April 17, 2015

JAMTECH 11 Provides over 900 hours

The JAMTECH event featured at last month's NVTC Workforce and Education meeting is sponsored by Team Carney and the US Patent and Trademark Office, and supported 240 students from 71 schools with more than 900 volunteer hours.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

JAMTECH 2014 3D Game Design

JAMTECH 2014 attracted 170 students from 31 schools, and 75 volunteers to the U.S. patent and Trademark office Inventor's Hall of Fame on December 6.  

The event trains young people (middle and high school) in 3D Game Design, patent and copyright basics,  and then all participants finish the day having completed or having made significant progress on a 3D game of their own.  

The event also attracted White House Office of Science and Technology leaders to participate.  JAMTECH 2015 is scheduled for April 11.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Noblis internships for undergrads

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Noblis is now accepting applications for our Summer Internship Program!

from Lead Employee Relations, EEO and Diversity Strategist at Noblis, VP, Diversity at NOVA SHRM

Summer Internship Program

Join Us
A summer at Noblis is a summer well spent. If you are a student who is looking for good pay, valuable real-world experience, and the ability to apply your coursework, Noblis is the place for you.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

For those interested in working with PTAs

by Devorah Heitner on Edutopia:

Empathy and Research: Engaging Parents With Tech Initiatives

Everything seems to be going well with your "connected learning" initiative -- until you get your first angry email from a parent. Or a group of irate parents attends a school board meeting. Or you get requests to opt out before the initiative is even off the ground.
What's going wrong? Don't these people value 21st-century education? How far would they get at work without their computers? Instead of reacting defensively to the criticism that parents express -- or offering to send home blanket statements about how much students will benefit -- it's worth doing some research to better understand parents' concerns. My own research suggests that these are some of parents' top concerns about kids and technology. It's well worth the effort to find out...
(click to see the 6 Dos and Don'ts)

Friday, October 31, 2014

Maker Movement Hangout - November 12

The Maker Movement: Milestones and Momentum 

Register for the upcoming Online Town Hall, hosted by Google+ Hangouts On-Air, The Maker Movement: Milestones and Momentum on November 12, 2014, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET.
I can't make it
Learn about this dynamic movement with a panel of experts who are implementing, funding and studying these trends.

The Hangout will be viewable on our site at We will also hold a chat via Twitter and Google+ using the hashtag #MakerSTEM. If you have any questions, contact Brian Jackson at

Friday, October 10, 2014

Next NVTC Education and Workforce Meeting - October 24

The fosuc of the meeting is on motivating teams and leader-teamwork communication in tech workplaces.

RSVP using the form below, or email Jim Egenrieder to be admitted into the parking garage by Security staff.