An Example of Nature’s Mathematics: The Rainbow

It is the author’s contention that ‘nature’ is a wonderful resource and vehicle for teaching students at all levels about mathematics, be it qualitatively at elementary schools (shapes, circular arcs, polygonal patterns) or more quantitatively at middle and high schools (geometrical concepts, algebra, trigonometry and calculus of a single variable). View the full PDF here […]

Virginia STEAM Academy Welcomes 64 New Summer STEAM Ambassadors

This summer, Virginia STEAM Academy welcomed 64 young scholars to its ranks of Summer STEAM ambassadors. These rising 6th-8th grade middle school students from across the commonwealth join more than 500 Summer STEAM ambassadors. First offered in 2013, Summer STEAM is the Virginia STEAM Academy’s signature, week-long, summer residential program. It is intended to inspire […]

Virginia STEAM Academy Celebrates the Life of Summer STEAM Faculty “Dr. D”

Virginia STEAM Academy shares its condolences with the family, friends and colleagues of Hollins University Mathematics Professor Dr. Caren Diefenderfer (Dr. D as she was fondly called). Dr. D had taught at Hollins University since 1977. In 2016, she taught Games, Puzzles and Logic at Virginia STEAM Academy’s first girls-only Summer STEAM session. She also […]

Headed to Princeton for the Integrated STEM Conference

Summer STEAM 2015 Ambassador Turner Bumbary, a freshman at Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology in Northern Virginia, is headed to Princeton University to present at the Integrated STEM Conference in March. Bumbary designed and tested a $50 weather infrastructure that accurately predicts weather patterns two weeks in advance. Bumbary’s interest in weather […]

Free Saturday STEAM Intensives Stir Excitement

“This is the best way to spend my Saturday afternoon,” exclaimed young scholar Kayne M. of Front Royal, Virginia. On February 18th, Randolph-Macon Academy and Virginia STEAM Academy welcomed Kayne and 41 other young regional scholars to a full day of STEAM design-build, mini labs, and deep dive sessions in celebration of Randolph-Macon Academy’s 125th […]

Summer STEAM 2017

Virginia STEAM Academy, in its fifth year of service, is now accepting applications for Summer STEAM 2017. Any current 5th, 6th, or 7th grade Virginia student may apply. The cost is $700.00 per student. Tuition assistance is available based on need. Virginia STEAM Academy is offering ONE session of Summer STEAM: July 9-15, 2017 on […]

Congratulations Robot Design Team

The CRES Conservation Rangers competed at the Virginia/DC State 2016 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Animal Allies Tournament on December 3 and 4th at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The group, comprised of third grader Sohil K.; fifth graders Lucas M. and Viraj G.; and sixth graders Arnav K., Fairfax County Public Schools and Summer […]

Virginia STEAM Academy signs Partnership Agreement with Center for Excellence in Education

Virginia STEAM Academy is pleased to announce it has signed a partnership agreement with the Center for Excellence in Education. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, CEE was founded in 1983 to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and to encourage international collaboration between […]

Featured on Richmond WTVR “Building Better Minds”

Ainsley Berney was recently featured on Richmond WTVR’s “Building Better Minds” segment. Ainsley, a Tomahawk Creek Middle School student, was selected out of more than 600 statewide applicants to participate in the Virginia Science and Technology Engineering and Applied Mathematics (STEAM) Academy’s summer program, Summer STEAM. Ainsley attended the Shenandoah University session where she studied […]