Internship Subsidy Opportunity – Commonwealth STEM Internship Program @ Online
Jan 28 @ 11:30 am

Are you interested in a cybersecurity undergraduate intern for your business (virtual or onsite)? Has funding been a challenge? CSIIP can assist! The Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP) can assist with all areas of STEM internship placements, and is the host to a special project titled, “Commonwealth Cyber Initiative” (CCI) which provides financial subsidies to employers in search of a cybersecurity student intern. These services are free of charge!

Here are important details specific to the CSIIP-CCI opportunity to qualify your company for a subsidy:

  • Register your company with CSIIP: https://csiip.spacegrant.org.
  • Must be a small to medium sized company defined by the Small Business Administration. See link for details: https://www.sba.gov/.
  • Must have a cyber-related project for the intern.
  • Employer must pay the intern to benefit from the subsidized placement with CCI which is 25% of the total cost of the intern up to $2,500.
  • Subsidies are offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Here are student details specifically for the CCI opportunity:

  • Must be a US citizen.
  • Must be attending a Virginia state-school.
  • Must be pursuing a cybersecurity or related major.

More information:

Please join on Thursday, January 28th at 11:30 AM for a virtual information session.

Join the Zoom Meeting here: https://odu.zoom.us/j/91897722279

College For Kids (Winter Session) @ James Madison University
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am

College for Kids provides an enriching, educational, and fun experience!

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Looking for an educational weekend activity for your child? Or are you trying to find ideas on how to occupy your child outside of that computer, tablet, or smart phone? Then look no further! College for Kids provides an enriching, educational, and fun experience for children in grades 1st-8th. Children work with JMU faculty and students, as well as experts from the community, to explore and discover talents they never knew they had!

Winter 2021 College for Kids will take place on Saturdays from February 6th – 27th. This program will be held in person. Your child’s safety is our greatest priority, therefore all children will be required to wear a mask, and we will be practicing guidelines in keeping with CDC recommendations. See safety protocol here.

Course options include, but not limited to:

  • Learning to Be a Mad Scientist (1st – 4th Grades) – Science is a whole world of curiosity. In this class, we will learn all about the science that is in our world around us. We will have fun getting to be hands-on and experimenting with science.
  • Lego Engineering (1st – 4th Grades) – This class is for young Lego enthusiasts who are ready to delve into the world of engineering and computer coding. Each week, students will be presented with a different LEGO Engineering challenge designed to spark their creativity and put their technical problem solving skills to work. Participants will also get to work in teams to build and program Lego robots using the We-Do Lego curriculum.
  • Instrument Construction Projects (6th – 8th Grades) – Have you ever wanted to make your own musical instrument? Get your hands ready to create a rainstick, thunder tube, didgeridoo, and more! Learn how different materials create unique sounds. Construct musical projects to take home and perform. We will even add some technology to a lesson to see how computers and technology can make everyday objects become musically alive!

More information, registration, and additional courses for College for Kids

Harrisonburg Robotics Camp | Ages 9 – 12 @ JMU Ice House
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Harrisonburg Robotics Camp | Ages 9 – 12
March 3 – 31, 2021 (Wednesdays) | 1: 00 pm – 3:30 pm

JMU Ice House, Harrisonburg

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Curious? Competitive? Detailed? Enjoy using computers and machines? If you answered yes to any of these, this exciting robotics camp is for you! Each day you’ll use the latest robotic arm technology to learn a variety of technical skills required to complete robotic task challenges that will have your heart racing!

All children will be required to wear a mask, and the camp will be practicing guidelines in keeping with CDC recommendations. Students may not participate unless they are symptom free per CDC guidelines.

More information, registration, and details for Harrisonburg Robotics Camp