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.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Examples for Developing Apps in English Classes

from Cultus e-learning:

Top 10 m-apps for English grammar and punctuation

The selection of the best smart phone apps for improving your grammar and punctuation skills
Today’s smart phones offer variety of apps that are more than just silly games or time-wasters. With many of them you can access smart phone apps that will help make you smarter, increase your knowledge and get amazed at the resources available online.
For those trying to learn and master the English language, there are numerous apps that teach correct grammar usage, punctuation, vocabulary, and much more.
The team at, the Internet’s top proofreading services, rank the top 10 apps for grammar and punctuation.
(Continue to access the list)

Monday, September 29, 2014

STEM Paradoxes: NYAS Report to the U.N.

Meghan Groome of the New York Academy of Sciences (and former NGA staffer and advisor to Arlington STEM programs), presented the NYAS report that reveals a twist on the STEM paradox.

From the Washington Post's, She the People blog:

WP: Meghan Groome of the New York Academy of Sciences

The STEM paradoxes: Graduates’ lack of non-technical skills, and not enough women

September 26

Read the blog post HERE.

Friday, September 12, 2014

NVTC Workforce and Education - September 26

The NVTC 10,000 hour STEM volunteer program is the featured topic of the September meeting.  Come to learn how you can participate as either a donor or beneficiary of NVTC members' involvement.

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

Monday, August 18, 2014

Time to Volunteer!

Help NVTC dedicate volunteer hours to school STEM programs as the 2014-2015 school year begins on September 2.  We've already received pledges of 685 hours.  Use the easy, online form link to the right or go directly to  

Indicate any preferences you have for where, when or how you wish to volunteer (if you have any preferences), and NOVA SySTEMicSolutions STEM Outreach coordinators will contact you with a match. If you already have a specific school or teacher's classroom in mind, specify that so your company or organization and NVTC gets credit.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Preparing for the New School Year

All Northern Virginia public schools share similar start-up schedules for the 2014-2015 academic year:
  • Teacher in-service week:  August 25-29
  • First week of school:  September 2-5

To learn more about opportunities in specific schools, use the resources to the right or contact the regional SySTEMic Solutions outreach coordinators.

Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church:  Jim Egenrieder 
Fairfax:  Charles Britt
Loudoun County:  Tosin Adetoro
Prince William, Manassas, Manassas Park:  Aleksander Marthinussen