XLR8 STEM Academy Students to Speak on Senior Internship Experience

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The twenty-three (23)senior students from XLR8- Lynchburg Regional Governor’s STEM Academy will present on their internship experience with regional industry mentors followed by a luncheon on Friday, May 1st, 2015 from 8am – noon. The event will be held at Central VA Community College in the multipurpose room in Merritt Hall. Invited attendees will include STEM Academy students, parents, corporate internship hosts, STEM Academy Partnership Team members, STEM Academy Board Members, and members of the CVCC administrative team.

Corporate Internship Sponsors for the internship experience include: AECOM, AMG, Inc., AMTI, AREVA, Centra Health, Delta Star, EDM, Harris Corp., Master Engineers and Designer’s, Inc., Moore’s Electric, VDOT and WW Associates. Each student will give a 5-7 minute presentation summarizing their internship experience with their corporate sponsor. Lunch will follow the completion of the presentations. Following the lunch, Cheryl Giggetts from AECOM will provide the keynote address.

The sixty (60) hour internship experience is part of the curriculum at the STEM Academy which is driven by the needs and projected growth of regional industry. The courses at the STEM Academy are all dual enrolled which offers students the opportunity to earn college credits and a career studies certificate from Central Virginia Community College. Currently, the two identified student pathways offered at the academy include biotechnology and mechatronics; the latter being the blending of mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines.

Corporate Sponsorship
The XLR8 STEM Academy would like to thank our sponsors for supporting this event. Presenting Partners: AECOM and Delta Star, Supporting Partners: Centra Health and Master Engineers and Designers and Corporate Partner: Wiley Wilson

About XLR8-Lynchburg Regional Governor’s STEM Academy
XLR8: Lynchburg Regional Governor’s STEM Academy – is the 16th regional Governor’s STEM Academy offering programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (subjects known collectively as “STEM”) for High School juniors and seniors in Virginia’s Region 2000/Lynchburg regional area. Located on the campus of Central Virginia Community College – XLR8 offers academic and technical training related to careers in engineering, technology and health science diagnostic services. The STEM Academy serves the public school students from the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell and the City of Lynchburg. Visit us at www.xlr8academy.com for additional information.