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New Makerspace Encourages Students to Learn with STEAM

By Jennifer Lazzo It’s full STEAM ahead for one area school: A new makerspace incorporating science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) just pulled in to J. F. Pattie Sr. Elementary School in Dumfries. Principal Kirsten Fisher, now in her second year at Pattie, led the movement to incorporate more STEAM into the school’s curricula through implementing a makerspace – …

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Newly discovered planets show that more Earth-like planets are out there

Provided by George Mason University The discovery of seven ‘Earthlike’ planets orbiting a star not too far from our own sun proves that much more is left to explore and understand outside our solar system, says a George Mason University planetary scientist who is part of the New Horizons Pluto mission.  “Seven Earth-sized planets with three in the habitable zone …

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Volkswagen Group of America awards scholarships to NOVA-Manassas automotive students

Provided by Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Three automotive students at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College received $1,000 scholarships from Volkswagen Group of America. The recipients are Corey Harrison of Boyce, Monika Lategano of Leesburg and Eliza G. Taylor of Chantilly. The scholarships were awarded based on essays the students wrote about how the scholarship would benefit …

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Northern Virginia Community College students visit U.S. Capitol for private viewing of “Hidden Figures”

Provided by Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Northern Virginia Community College student mentoring and leadership programs, Women in Search of Excellence (WISE) and MAN UP attended a private screening of the film Hidden Figures on Feb. 15, hosted by United States Senators Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Sherrod Brown and Representative Bobby Scott at the United States Capitol. Over 200 individuals from …

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The Goddard School – Gainesville hosts STEAM Fair & Open House: “All About Architecture”

Provided by The Goddard School-Gainesville Come in to check out what our students are creating, building, analyzing and just having fun with during our STEAM Fair! At The Goddard School, year-round, our students continually have fun with STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics), while fostering collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking, all of which are 21st century skills. The …

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Comstock and Heller Praise Senate Passage of INSPIRE Women Act

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) and United States Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) issued the following statement after passage of Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act, S. 42. This legislation is the Senate companion to Congresswoman Comstock’s H.R. 321, to address women pursuing careers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics …

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New session starts soon at Northern Virginia Community College

Provided by Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Registration is taking place now for an eight-week session that begins March 13 at Northern Virginia Community College. Courses in the eight-week session cover the same material and award the same credits as semester-long classes. Students may enroll online 24 hours a day at nvcc.edu/startstrong or receive in-person assistance during regular office hours …

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Mountain View Elementary School Celebrates African-Americans in STEM

Provided by Mountain View Elementary School On Friday, February 17, Mountain View Elementary School will invite students, parents and members of the community to visit its first Living Museum, a showcase of students and student-created research projects celebrating African American achievers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “I am excited about this year’s Living Museum because it connects our students …

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Student Job Fairs March 7 and March 9

Provided by Prince William County Schools The annual PWCS student aide job fairs will be held on March 7 at Osbourn Park High School and on March 9 at Gar-Field High School, from 6:00-7:30 p. m. The PWCS positions to be filled are for student aides who will assist teachers during summer school at various locations in the county. Other …

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Thank You to the Prince William County School Board

Provided by Prince William County Schools Dozens of posters from schools across Prince William County hang in the School Board meeting room in the Kelly Leadership Center. The artwork, in celebration of School Board Appreciation Month, sings out praise and thanks to School Board members for their commitment of time and energy in service to the students and staff of …

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