GAME DESIGN, PROGRAMMING, AND TECHNOLOGY: MASON GAME & TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY (MGTA)

Contact: Mason Game and Technology Academy, mgta@gmu.edu, 703-993-7101
Website: mgta.gmu.edu
Location: Fairfax Campus, SciTech Campus, Loudoun site
Description: MGTA offers age-appropriate STEM classes for ages 9–18 with personalized instruction. Classes include: 3D Game Development, Virtual Reality Game Development, Artificial Intelligence, AR Mobile App Development, 2D Digital Art, 3D Modeling and Animation, Intro to Blockchain, Motion Capture, Programming (C#, Java, Python), Roblox Game Development, Minecraft Modding, Music Production for Games, and more!

High school students can register to earn one college credit per week of classes through our partner program, Envision.


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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING: STEM SUMMER CAMPS

Contact: Kammy Sanghera, George Mason University, Volgenau School of Engineering, ksangher@gmu.edu, 703-362-2474
Website: volgenau.gmu.edu/partners/stem-outreach/stem-summer-camps
Location: Fairfax Campus

Description:
 Don't take a summer vacation from learning. Our STEM Program offers classes to keep you interested in your favorite STEM topic or learn about a new one. Join your friends and explore web development, physics, cybersecurity, engineering, and more.

https://volgenau.gmu.edu/partners/stem-outreach/pre-college-cybersecurity-program


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STEM: FEMALES OF COLOR AND THOSE UNDERREPRESENTED IN STEM (F.O.C.U.S.)


Contact: Kelly Knight, STEM Accelerator, College of Science, gmustem@gmail.com, 703-993-5478
Website: focusonstem.org
Location: Fairfax Campus
Description: Females of Color and those Underrepresented in STEM (F.O.C.U.S.) is a week-long camp which exposes females to a variety of disciplines within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The camp is presented in a fun, hands-on, intellectually stimulating format designed to elevate their interests. The first four days each “F.O.C.U.S.” on a different letter of the STEM acronym.  On day five, participants have an opportunity to collaborate with their groups and present one of the topics from the week in a poster session with invited faculty, students, and family.  There is also a “Leadership and Entrepreneurship” component to F.O.C.U.S., which gives the students an opportunity to meet successful women who currently work for leading organizations and/or own their own businesses.

focusonstem.org

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MATH AND TECHNOLOGY: MATHEMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY FOR TALENTED YOUTH

Contact: Dr. J. E. Lin, George Mason University, Department of Mathematical Sciences, talentedyouth@gmail.com, 703-973-6889
Website: mtty.gmu.edu
Location: Online
Description: This program offers non-credit enrichment courses in mathematics and computer science for students entering the 7th through 12th grades. The courses are designed to provide an accelerated learning environment in a college atmosphere for high-potential students. Eligibility: Participants must have at least a B average in their most recent mathematics course.

mtty.gmu.edu

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For High School juniorsVirginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) is an interactive online learning course with a space mission design and human space flight theme, culminating in a one-week residential Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton for those students who qualify. Offered at no cost to the student, VASTS consists of eight modules and a final project to be completed from November 2017 through May 2018 under the guidance of licensed master educators. Based on success in the online coursework, students may be selected to attend a Summer Academy where they interact with NASA scientists, engineers and technologists to design a human mission to Mars. Students who successfully participate in VASTS can apply to earn 2 college credits for the online course and 2 additional credits for the Summer Academy.

Please direct students or other faculty to the website for program information and application: http://vasts.spacegrant.org . 

The deadline for student applications is November 12th, 2017
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For more information on this program, please contact:
Ian Cawthray
VASTS Education Program Coordinator
ian.m.cawthray@nasa.gov 

 Or visit: http://vasts.spacegrant.org


The Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a program for sophomores focusing on the earth and airborne science, engineering, and technology integral to current missions at NASA Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. This dynamic (and FREE) program, designed by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), inspires students who possess technical and/or scientific interests and are motivated to learn about the many different opportunities that NASA offers.

The VSCS program features two key elements: 1.) an on-line science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experience featuring five modules; and 2.) a seven-day residential Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA where selected scholars will learn first-hand from NASA professionals about cutting edge technologies and missions. Program Information:

  • FREE Program for 10th Grade Students
  • Online modules covering NASA aircraft, balloon, and sounding rocket missions launched or managed at Wallops Flight Facility
  • Online course runs from December 2017 through April 2018
  • Highly successful students will be selected for a week long Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility (Chincoteague, VA)
  • The deadline for student applications is November 12th, 2017

 

http://vscs.spacegrant.org/ for application and more information

For more information, please contact Kirsten Manning, Education Program Coordinator, at kmanning@odu.edu