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NOVA Manassas and Loudoun to conduct STEM series “Assisting Females in Technology”

Accoording to a news release, “Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) believes recruiting female students into the field of information technology and cybersecurity is vital to the future of technological innovations and global competitiveness.”

To help advance women in technology, NOVA has launched a college-wide project, Assisting Females in Technology (aFIT), a series of free interactive workshops and panel sessions. The purpose of aFIT is to encourage local middle and high school female students to explore the possibilities of choosing a tech career.

Specific event details are provided below for NOVA’s Manassas and the Loudoun Campuses aFIT programs.

NOVA-Manassas aFIT Academy

Dates: Sat., April 7, Monday, April 9 & Tues., April 10

Time:    April 7 – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
          April 9 – 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
          April 10 – 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Location: NOVA-Manassas Parrish Hall (MP Building), Room 133, 10950 Campus Drive, Manassas

Details: aFIT Academy will offer inspirational and empowering talks and workshops from professionals in the IT industry to high school students enrolled in Manassas City, Manassas Park and Prince William County school districts. On April 9, participants will tour Micron Technologies in Manassas followed by a graduation ceremony on April 10th. Approximately 30 students have pre-registered to attend aFIT Academy.

Keynote speakers will include Rafi Guroian, senior systems engineer for Apple Inc.; Carolyn Bowman, president of Learn 2 Lock IT; Nina Kominiak, consulting engineer for Apple, Inc.; Elizabeth Kleinman, special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Tami Moore, head of transversal functions for SWIFT; Jennifer Taylor, vice-president of U.S. Jobs at the Consumer Technology Association and Jacob Phillips, associate professor of Information Technology at NOVA- Manassas.

For additional information, contact Ia Gomez Garcia, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

NOVA-Loudoun #TechgIRL Program
Date: Monday, April 9 Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: NOVA-Loudoun Higher Education Center (LHEC Building), 21200 Campus Drive, Sterling.

Details: Experts in IT, computer science, cybersecurity and programming will provide panel discussions, workshops and discuss the benefits of studying technology to senior students at Park View, Tuscarora and Dominion high schools. Monica DeAngelo, director of utilities procurement for the US Department of Navy (DON), Naval Facilities Engineering Command HQ will be the keynote speaker.

Approximately 50 female students from Loudoun County Public Schools have pre-registered to attend the day-long program, through partnerships with the Loudoun County Schools district and Stem for Her, a non-profit foundation that promotes education to create awareness for young women to pursue STEM-related careers.

For additional information, contact Laura Siko, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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