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X-STEM NOVA Highlights

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us in-person at X-STEM NOVA! We had over 2,400 students and educators attend X-STEM NOVA on October 26.  
The event kicked off with opening remarks from Dr. Stacey Dixon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. Attendees were wowed all day with presentations from inspiring STEM role models including U.S. Air Force Capt Sophia Schwalbe discussing magnetospheric research, NASA Planetary Scientist Dr. Tom Statler talking about moving asteroids in space, forensic scientist Prof. Kelly Knight discussing how science can fight crime, environmental engineer Dr. Tracy Fanara sharing her passion and work to save the planet, and USDA entomologist Dr. Matt Buffington presenting his work with undescribed species. Snowball the Robot stole the show with a captivating live demonstration given by Airbus and Common Objects. Emcee Maynard Okereke "Hip Hop M.D." kept our audience entertained and informed throughout the entire day.
We are so thankful to all of our X-STEM NOVA speakers for coming together to create this wonderful event!
See more pictures from X-STEM NOVA here

X-STEM NOVA Workshops 

Not only did students get to hear from an inspiring group of STEM professionals but students also had the opportunity to get hands-on with STEM in special workshops made possible by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS), and the U.S. Space Force.
Thank you to all of our wonderful workshop hosts- including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Dr. Yasmine Daniels - for bringing STEM to life for our X-STEM NOVA students! 

X-STEM NOVA in the News! 

Thank you to our X-STEM NOVA Partners! 

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from Airbus partners! 

Free resource filled with age-based activities and clear pathways to aviation and aerospace industry careers where K-12 students can discover and ignite their curiosity in aviation. For teachers, homeschool parents, and students.
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Free activities exploring planes.

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Middle school curriculum. 

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Student interns from the Air Force Research Laboratory were not only very helpful at X-STEM NOVA, but you could also find them and Capt Schwalbe busy at lunch answering all the students’ questions. USAF tables were swamped with curious students the entire lunch period.

The Air Force Research Laboratory

Summer 2023 Internship Program 

Careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are not limited to the laboratory bench. This 10 - week internship will provide an opportunity for the intern to explore a career pathway in science education and outreach. Learn more here
Students- Are you interested in a career in the Intelligence Community (IC)? Students can contribute to the work of the nation before they graduate through paid and unpaid summer internship programs with the IC.
For Students
We offer internships, scholarships, a co-op program and other programs for students in high school through doctoral candidates. Our programs are paid; salary is based on your education level. We may also offer paid time off, holiday and sick leave, subsidized housing assistance (if eligible) and travel reimbursement (if eligible).
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Project MFG

Project MFG is a catalyst that helps elevate the next generation of highly skilled trade professionals by changing mindsets, fostering community preparedness and challenging how the critical skills needed to succeed in modern advanced manufacturing are taught.
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There is an urgent and growing need in the U.S. machining and machine tool industry for skilled individuals – operators, engineers, designers and more – in the 30,000 machining companies across America. America’s Cutting Edge (ACE) is a national initiative to restore the prominence of the U.S. machine tools sector. Through ACE, you can receive free online training and also qualify for hands-on, in-person training that can put you on a path to a career (or advancement, for existing workers) in the machine tool industry.
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Texas A&M Spark!

Spark! offers programs for elementary, middle and high school students, as well as outreach to science, math, and career and technical education (CTE) educators throughout the state of Texas, to help attract bright young minds to engineering.
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Vermont Technical College

The Vermont Manufacturing Collaborative at Vermont Technical College is accelerating America’s advanced manufacturing capabilities by making technology accessible to businesses and learners. The goal of this program is to identify and bridge industrial skill gaps and technologies through educational offerings and industry partnerships.
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Maximus provided all X-STEM NOVA attendees with epic SWAG bags! Attendees were able to collect all of their hands-on activities and information from sponsors in their bags during the X-STEM NOVA event. 
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