Other Opportunities

GREAT EXPECTATIONS - COMMUNITY COLLEGE ASSISTANCE


Great Expectations provides a myriad of support services to help current and former foster care youth gain access to community college.  A coach connects students to community resources, mentoring, scholarship opportunities, etc. to help remove barriers and ensure their success in community college and beyond. Coaches help with college applications and securing financial aid. Once a student is enrolled, coaches provide the critical “wrap-around” support that teenagers need, including:

  • Advising on curriculum choices
  • Finding mentoring or tutoring
  • Solving transportation and scheduling issues
  • Career planning and job hunting
  • Budgeting and financial planning

Since its inception in 2008, Great Expectations has served over 3,000 students, but there are many more college-age youth in the Commonwealth who are eligible for the program. More information can be found here. http://greatexpectations.vccs.edu/

 


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SSWE

Want​ ​to​ ​see​ ​if​ ​Engineering​ ​is​ ​right​ ​for​ ​you?

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites you to apply for a place in our High School Visitation Program taking place November 18th, 2017.

About​ ​the​ ​Program: The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and at UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience. We particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field but may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing an engineering career.
The fall session of the program will be for high school seniors, however sophomores and juniors may apply. Interested students may be selected to spend Saturday night (the 18th ) in UVA dorms with SWE members.

Program​ ​Activities: The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and at UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities.

Some of the events throughout the day are:
● Design Activity
● Majors Fair
● Scavenger Hunt around Grounds
● Lab and Dorm Tours
● Professional Panel
● Tour of UVA

How​ ​to​ ​apply: The application to apply for Fall High School Visitation can be found at our website: http://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv

This page will also include:
● Further information about the High School Visitation Program
● Necessary supplement documents to upload to the application
● Contact information for any questions about the program or the application itself

Sincerely, Minnat Choudhury & Emily Stafira High School Outreach Co-Chairs, UVA SWE uvaswehsv@gmail.com


For High School juniors and seniorsVirginia 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 seven 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://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/   The deadline for student applications is November 12th, 2017.

For more information on this program, please contact:

Ian Cawthray
VASTS Education Program Coordinator
ian.m.cawthray@nasa.gov
Or visit: http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS


For High School juniors and seniorsVirginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) is an interactive, on-line Earth System Science Course featuring NASA scientific research and data. The course is offered for dual enrollment college credit (statewide through TNCC) for high school juniors and seniors in the Spring semester 2018. 

By combining detailed Earth System Science content with real world data analysis, students will be exposed to a rigorous course that will work across science disciplines to cultivate 21st Century Learning Skills.  The program will focus on preparing students for the rigors of college and careers while allowing them to develop strong science-based skills such as critical thinking and inquiry-based problem solving.  VESSS will have two components.  The first component is an online sixteen-week course running from December through April. The second component is a residential NASA Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center for students who perform well in the course. Students who successfully participate in VESSS can apply to earn 3 college credits for the online course and 1 additional credit for the Summer Academy

Please direct students or other faculty to the website for program information and application, http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS/  .  The deadline for student applications is November 12th, 2017.

For more information on this program, please contact:

Joyce Corriere
VESSS Education Program Coordinator
Joyce.H.Corriere@nasa.gov
Or visit:   http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS/


For high school sophomores, the Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a program 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
kmanning@odu.edu.



 

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