Virginia STEAM Academy signs memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk Division

March 7, 2016 (Norfolk) — Virginia STEAM Academy has signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, thus expanding its consortium to include the military, six university, six science and engineering, one health system, one arts, and one cyber risk management partner. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the world’s […]

Pay it Forward: Catherine Tadlock

“Chesapeake Bay oysters have been a major part of my family for generations. My great-great grandfather began the R.E. Dobyns Oyster business in the early 1920s.” So begins Summer STEAM Ambassador and Fairfax County Public Schools eighth grader Catherine Tadlock’s (’13 and ’14) first place essay in the Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association (TOGA) Middle School […]

Reunion in Richmond

Summer STEAM Ambassadors and families meet their representatives at the Capitol for Virginia STEAM Academy’s Second Reunion in Richmond, Thursday, February 18. Senator Roslyn Dance and Citizen Leader Amarah Ennis at Reunion Day, 2016 Delegate Tag Greason presented portrait from artist Himal Bikmal, Mr. and Mrs. Bikmal, Citizen Leader Saket Bikmal and Judy Stewart for […]

Pay It Forward: National Institute of Aerospace Mentors Summer STEAM Students

Virginia STEAM Academy’s oldest Summer STEAM Ambassadors are now 10th graders. Many are looking for mentorship opportunities that will strengthen their technical and leadership skills. Virginia STEAM Academy is being very thoughtful in its proposed mentor-match offerings for Ambassadors across grade levels. The Academy will assess effectiveness with a small group of Ambassadors and expand […]

Giving Challenge Results

Thank you to our wonderful Summer STEAM Student Ambassadors for accepting our giving challenge. We asked you to raise $1,000.00 by January 15. In classic Virginia STEAM Academy style, you exceeded expectations.  As of today, Summer STEAM Student Ambassadors have raised a total of $2,450!! With the matching gift of $1,000.00, our challenge grand total […]

We won!

Virginia STEAM Academy has been selected as one of the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition’s 2016 Programs that Work awardees. Virginia STEAM Academy will be recognized along with other awardees on Tuesday, January 19 at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, VA. Special thanks to Founding Parent Advisory Council Member Cheryl Coghlan for nominating Virginia […]

Virginia STEAM Academy Partners with Cyber Risk Management Firm Sera-Brynn

Virginia STEAM Academy is pleased to announce its most recent partnership agreement with global Cyber Risk Management firm Sera-Brynn. Sera-Brynn is dedicated to helping clients secure their computing environments and meet applicable mandatory industry and government compliance requirements. Ranked #16 in the Cybersecurity 500’s hottest companies in the world, Sera-Brynn works closely with the insurance […]

Pay it Forward: Suditi Shyamsunder

On November 4, Winchester Public Schools student, Summer STEAM Ambassador (’14) and Citizen Leader (’15) Suditi Shyamsunder delivered remarks before approximately 15 regional thought leaders at the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business, Shenandoah University. Citizen Leader Suditi followed State Senator Jill Vogel. Both applauded Virginia STEAM Academy’s efforts to nurture future generations of […]

Summer STEAM 2015 Attracts More Students Across All Income Brackets

Summary: Since 2013, Virginia STEAM Academy has received over 1000 applications to participate in Summer STEAM, the Academy’s cost-free, one-week, summer, residential academies intended to inspire and expose rising 6th-8th grade students from across the Commonwealth to STEAM content, applied learning, and leadership-developing activities. Virginia STEAM Academy has 187 Summer STEAM Ambassadors. Summer STEAM Ambassadors […]

Virginia STEAM Academy Partners with Local School Communities to Deliver National Math Contest

More than 1,000 students have applied to Virginia Science Technology Engineering and Applied Mathematics (STEAM) Academy’s signature summer program, Summer STEAM, since piloting in 2013. Over the years, the Summer STEAM Review Panel has recognized a peculiar trend; students from Northern Virginia report participation in the American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8) at a significantly […]