Shenandoah Valley Kids’ Summer Tech Activities 2018

We’ve gathered a listing of local Shen. Valley tech activities for kids for summer 2018! Ranging from workshops to tech camps, this summer is full of technology and STEM fun. Browse the links below and/or share the list with others. We hope everyone has a fantastic summer!

Summer Camps by Outreach & Engagement
James Madison University, Harrisonburg
Summer Explorer Camps
Explore More Discovery Museum, Harrisonburg

Summer STEAM Camps
Lexington Calloboratory and Makerspace, Lexington

Kids College Youth Summer Camps
Lord Fairfax Community College, Luray
Learning Can Be Fun
Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave
Summer Camps
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, Winchester

Do you know of additional tech and STEM activities for kids in the Shenandoah Valley in the summer of 2018? Send us a note and we’ll publicize them as well. Email admin@svtc-va.org.

2018 Start-Up Grants Now Available for FLL Teams

Looking for a grant to help start up your FLL team? Each year, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council sponsors three new FIRST Lego League (FLL) teams from the Shenandoah Valley. Approximately half of the start-up cost of a new team is reimbursed, up to $350.

To be eligible, teams must be located in the footprint of the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council’s area of operation. Applicants must also intend participate in the FLL competition within one year of receiving the grant. This grant can be used towards any equipment required for competition in FIRST LEGO League, including one or more LEGO robotics kits, a competition practice table, and an FLL field setup kit.

If you are interested in applying for the FLL Start-Up Grant, please complete the following form, and follow the steps as indicated on the form: FLL Reimbursement Grant Application (pdf)

Individuals looking for a team, or a team seeking more members can also visit: www.simplesignups.com/teamup.

About FLL
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) was created through a partnership between FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and the LEGO company and inspires future scientists and engineers. it is an international competition that challenges young participants to think like scientists and engineers. Every year FLL introduces kids to a real-world scientific topic, and teams are challenged to find a solution. They also build a robot and compete in a friendly, FIRST-style robotics event specially designed for their age group.

For more information, visit our FLL information page or the VA/DC FIRST LEGO League website.

 

 

 

Tech Nite 18 | Nominees | Reservations Open | Voting Has Begun!

Tech Nite is the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council’s premier annual tech gathering, highlighting the Valley’s achievements and innovation in 8 award categories. On May 2, 2018 attendees will gather at JMU’s Festival Center for Tech Nite 18 to recognize…

January 2018 Luncheon | Cryptocurrency and Bitcoins. What is that and should I care?

Registration is open for our Jan. 25, 2018 luncheon. Bitcoin turned eight years old this month, but many people are only just now learning about the cryptocurrency. At our Jan. 25, 2018 luncheon Dr. Benton helps us break down bitcoin, cryptocurrency, blockchain and how we think about the global economy, currencies, and the underlying technologies. Key issues he will discuss are trust, control, consensus, and value.