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STEM Immersion Workshops

NVA STEM Automotive


Date: TBA

Cost: Free

Audience: 6th-12th 

Boys Only Workshop

Time: 9a-11a

Girls Only Workshop

Time: 1p-3p

Automotive Technology Workshop

Cars are loaded with electronics and computers, and the skills needed to fix and repair them require not only technical expertise, but problem-solving skills as well. A laptop is becoming as an

important a repair tool as a set of socket wrenches.

What does STEM look like in Automotive Technology?

Science: Hydraulics, electronics, thermodynamics, pneumatics, electromagnetic induction

Technology: Alternative fuels, electric vehicles, collision avoidance systems, on-board diagnostics

Engineering: Engine design, electrical circuit design, aerodynamics, custom vehicle applications

Math: Alignment geometry, precision measurement, gear ratios, interpreting sensor data


Workshop Topics: How an engine works, how to jump start a vehicle, how to change a tire, automotive system theory and career opportunities in the automotive industry

VCU Computer Science Day

Date: TBA

Time: 9:00a-3:30p

Cost: Free

Audience: 9th-12th

Computer Science Day @ VCU 

is an event aimed at exposing high school students to the dynamic range of opportunities Computer Science has to offer! Come learn about cutting edge research with exciting talks by faculty members and graduate students from the VCU Department of Computer Science. Join us in the afternoon for a round of discussions with representatives from companies in industry, who will give you a leg up on what types of jobs are available for CS majors, and how to best prepare for them.


Fall Date: TBA

Time: 9:00a-4:00p

Cost: $25

Audience: 6th-12th

Spring Date: TBA


is a hands-on sailing and maritime science camp. Students will get a full day workshop of learning the basics of sailing a small keelboat, including boat rigging, water safety, confidence and teamwork.  Students will participate in various land-based activities focusing on river ecology, maritime science, and STEM, while using the many resources of the Nauticus campus to complement their sailing knowledge.  Sail Quest is a beginner sailing camp, so no experience is required! 

Date: November TBA
Time: 12 Noon to 12 Noon
Cost: $10
Audience: 12-18yrs old


CodeDay gets students excited about Computer Science and drives enrollment.

At CodeDay, students pitch ideas for apps or games, then work in teams to create their projects over a weekend. At the end, students present to judges.

75% of students register with little-to-no interest in Computer Science, but 71% of these students continue coding for months after the event, 65% register for a CS class, and 48% pursue a CS major in college. Join us for our next 24hr of Code.

Date: November TBA 
Time: 12p-4p 
Audience: 3rd-12th
Cost: $10

STEM in the Kitchen

Join us for an edible exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math. For some student, the kitchen is a pit stop to refuel on snacks and drinks. But did you know that the kitchen is the perfect place to do STEM activities? We will make learning fun by exploring everyday items found in the kitchen. These fun activities will help your child get excited about STEM and learn how to cook too! 



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