VSU hosts STEM Day

Virginia State University hosted nearly 370 students at STEM Day on Friday, Nov. 15.

Students from Richmond, Henrico, Petersburg, Chesterfield, Surry, Sussex, Charles City, Hopewell and Northern Virginia learned about the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs offered at VSU.

STEM Day was supported through a National Science Foundation Robert Noyce grant to the Central Virginia Undergraduate Scholarship Program. As a part of this initiative, STEM Day featured presentations from faculty in each of the STEM areas, tour VSU’s STEM facilities and led students through VSU’s admissions process.

As part of Governor McDonnell’s “Top Jobs” legislation, VSU is promoting STEM programs in an effort to increase participation, especially among women and minorities, in these fields.

In addition to showcasing VSU’s programs, STEM Day featured NASA aerospace engineer Alan Sturgis. Sturgis, who specializes in Structural Mechanics, supports projects involving the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and the International Space Station.

For more information on STEM Day, please contact Dr. Sandra L. Richardson at 804-524-5424 or srichardson@vsu.edu.

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