STEM Academy Information Session 2017


Join us to learn more about the XLR8 STEM Academy!

Where: Central Virginia Community College-Merritt Hall Multipurpose Room

Time:  6:00 pm-8:00 pm

When: Thursday, February 9th, 2017


Great Opportunity for current 10th graders and parents to see what the XLR8 STEM Academy has to offer students interested in STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math), Health Science and Cyber Security Technology.

  • Information Session
  • Tours of STEM Academy facilities & classrooms
  • Student Speakers
  • Meet Instructors and current STEM students


Students can specialize their senior year in one of three areas:

  • Mechatronics/Engineering

  • Biotechnology/Health Science

  • Cyber Security


Where should I park for this event?

Parking is available in Lots 1, 2 or 3 at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC). Click on the link below for additional details: CVCC Parking Information

Where is Merritt Hall?

Merritt Hall is located on the main campus of CVCC. Click on link below and Merritt is Building 5.

CVCC Campus Map

How will the student benefit from attending?

Each student who attends the event and chooses to submit an application will receive 1 bonus point on their selection rubric. Attending the event provides students and parents/guardians the opportunity to learn more about the XLR8 STEM Academy, meet current STEM Academy students and talk with them about their experience at the STEM Academy.

What is the agenda for the event?

The event will begin with an information session with the STEM Academy Director in Merritt Hall from 6:00 pm until 6:45 pm. Following the information session the attendees will split in to groups and there will be student led tours of the STEM Academy facilities in the AREVA Technology Building to meet STEM instructors, current STEM students, view demonstrations and projects the students have done during the semester, see the 3D printers and learn more about the Biotechnology and Cyber Security speciality areas. The event will end at approximately 8:00 pm.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Susan Cash at 434-832-7731 or Becky Cox at 434-832-7651 if you have questions.

Click Here to Register for the Information Session