This partnership with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) captures students' imaginations while teaching them about career opportunities. Now going into its seventh year, 130-150 LCPS high school students spend a day annually on GW’s campus experiencing hands-on workshops designed to illustrate different areas of academic study, research, and careers in the fields of science, technology, and engineering.
Advanced science students select multiple workshops of interest to them where they are challenged to learn about topics such as: programming robots, treating computerized "patients" in the nursing skills lab, creating computer simulations to design safer cars, and maneuvering a quadrotor over a given trajectory.
Students also learn from dynamic speakers, including the 2012 keynote Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., a former NASA astronaut, and 2011 keynote Dr. Robert. D. Ballard, Explorer and Oceanographer, National Geographic.
The event helps develop the future STEM workforce through student exposure to career opportunities and hands-on workshops.
Science, Technology, and Engineering Day
April 11, 2013