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Virginia Tech Innovation Campus K-12 Initiative

We believe computer science and STEM education are for all!

In the City of Alexandria and beyond, the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus is committed to inspiring, motivating, and preparing K-12 students for technology careers. We believe that starting in elementary school, all children should have access to computer science and STEM content and skills needed to thrive in the global society. Through cross sector partnerships, we work to transform K-12 education.

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The Innovation Campus is committed to:

  • Making computer science and STEM accessible in K-12 learning environments.
  • Building new pathways for students to pursue their postsecondary goals.
  • Collaborating with innovators to prepare more K-12 teachers, administrators, students, and families for a digital world.

Goals

  • Inspire and prepare the next generation of problem solvers with computing and STEM pathway experiences for the future of work.
  • Partner with K-12 teachers to transform classroom instruction with innovative, research-based approaches.
  • Convene stakeholders annually to create and update a roadmap to innovation and tech talent in K-12 and beyond.
  • Evaluate the impact of innovative programs, partnerships, and policy work.

K-12 STEM and Computing Events for 2022-23

The Virginia Tech Innovation Campus has an exciting line-up of events scheduled for 2022-23 aimed at supporting STEM education and computing in the D.C. Area.

Use our registration form to volunteer or support any of the events as an individual, a business or a community organization!

Fall 2022

Spring 2023

  • Feb. 23, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
    STEMposium Parent Night at Samuel Tucker Elementary School
  • March 6-9, 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm
    Virginia Tech STEM Acceleration and Enrichment Program
  • April 20, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
    STEMposium Parent Night at James K. Polk Elementary School

Summer 2023

  • Drone Summer Program

For additional information on Innovation Campus K-12 prorgams, contact Dr. Pamela O. Gilchrist (pamelag@vt.edu) Director, K-12 Education.

Become a Sustaining Friend of the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus K-12 Fund.

Join us in unpacking the wonder of STEM and computing through innovative programs, partnerships, and policy efforts. Support our fund with an online gift here.


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