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Pathways for Future Engineers: FREE Virginia Tech multi-year program for first-generation students that includes pre-college activities (while students are still in high school) as well as additional support as students pursue their undergraduate degree. Program expenses are completely covered for students and a “Pathways Partner”- a family representative, mentor, coach, etc. Students in a Virginia high school who will be the first in their families to attend college (i.e., neither parent has received a bachelor's degree in any field) are eligible for the Pathways for Future Engineers program. Students who will be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2019 are encouraged to apply.

Save the Date:

The Pathways 2019 Summer Program is scheduled for June 22nd- July 6th. Applications will open in November 2018 and be due by March 1st, 2019. More information about the Pathways 2019 Summer Program can be found on our website as well as in the attached flyer.

Eligibility:

Students in a Virginia high school who will be the first in their families to attend college (i.e., neither parent has received a bachelor's degree in any field) are eligible for the Pathways for Future Engineers program. Students who will be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2019 are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Applications for the Virginia Tech Pathways for Future Engineers Program are now open. Applications are due March 1st, 2019.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at 540-231-2226 or pathways@vt.edu with any questions.


2019 Richmond Teen Academy:

The FBI Richmond Teen Academy is a two-day program that allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI through blocks of instruction and demonstrations at the field office. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cyber, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Please note the program size is limited.  

Dates: July 16-17, 2019

Location: FBI Richmond Field Office

Who May Apply: Juniors and Seniors (2019-2020 academic year)

Cost: Free

To Apply:  Use the link below and download the application. All applications must be typed.

§  2019 FBI Richmond Teen Academy Application

Deadline: All applications must be received by email or postal mail by close of business on May 1, 2019.


2019 National Youth Science Camp:

  • The NYSCamp (http://www.nyscamp.org/) is a residential STEM program designed to honor and challenge some of the nation’s rising STEM leaders. At the NYSCamp, STEM professionals present lectures and lead small-group directed studies on a broad array of STEM topics; some delegates are able to conduct research at the nearby Green Bank Observatory. The NYSCamp experience also features excursions into the Monongahela National Forest including backpacking, rock-climbing, caving, mountain biking, and kayaking. Delegates are required to participate in the NYSCamp program for its entirety; the fast-paced activities and remote location simply make travel to and from the NYSCamp very difficult. The NYSCamp is offered to selected participants at NO COST so that talented students may attend regardless of their financial ability – transportation included. Most states use the NYSCamp’s online application system (http://apply.nyscamp.org); exceptions are considered on a state-by -state basis. Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must graduate from high school between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.
  • Must have documented superior academic proficiency, including recognition in STEM.
  • Must have documented leadership abilities and social maturity.
  • Must have documented skills and achievements outside the realm of STEM and outside academia.
  • Must demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore new topics.
  • Must intend to pursue higher education and a career in a STEM-related field.
  • Must be willing and able to participate in the entire NYSCamp program. 

Volunteer at Stonewall Jackson Hospital:

If interested in volunteering at this hospital contact Stanley Sensabaugh (Comm Relation) @ (540) 461-1347 or (540) 458-3553 Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS): Program for 10th grade students focusing on the missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a Summer Academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility.  http://vscs.spacegrant.org/ Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS):

Program for 11th or 12th grade students focusing on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to Mars with an online course with a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center. Students can earn up to 4 free dual enrollment credits. http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/ Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS): Program for 11th or 12th grade students, VESSS is an interactive on-line Earth System Science Course featuring NASA scientific research and data. The students can earn up to 5 transferable, free dual enrollment college credits and can also compete to attend a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center. http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS