The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is a coalition of five Virginia colleges and
universities, NASA, state educational agencies, Virginia's Center for
Innovative Technology, and other institutions representing diverse
aerospace education and research.
The VSGC acts as an umbrella
organization, coordinating and developing aerospace-related and high
technology educational and research efforts throughout the Commonwealth
and connecting Virginia's effort to a national community of shared
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Educators Passionate About Preparing Future Workforce in Geospatial Technology
Nineteen community college faculty and three high school teachers participated in an intensive one-week Regional Geospatial Institute coordinated by the Expanding Geospatial Technician Education Through Virginia's Community Colleges (GeoTEd) project. Hosted by Virginia Tech, the Institute provided the cohort of educators with hands-on professional development in using geospatial technologies to support the implementation of these technologies in the classroom.
The Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) will offer an exciting, on-campus, summer STEM experience for current 8th and 9th grade students from high schools in the Southwest Virginia, Southern Piedmont, Charlottesville, and Greater Richmond areas. Offered FREE to students, BLAST will bring STEM alive through a series of innovative experiences led by UVA faculty and staff, and designed to spark interest in STEM opportunities. Faculty demonstrations will showcase some out-of-the-ordinary science and engineering results with the goal to increase student curiosity.