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Kids’ Tech University
Virginia Tech


  • 450 children will be accepted into the program
  • Participants accepted will represent a geographically diverse area
  • For enrollment information, please visit
  • Registration is on a “first-come, first-served” basis that is open to children satisfying the age restriction, regardless of place of residence or academic achievements.
  • A waiting list will be available after registration is full for a county or for the program.
  • In order to keep up with the costs of providing a quality program, there will be a registration fee of $100.00 per child, payable upon registration
    (no refunds).
  • Scholarships are available. Lunch cards and a KTU t-shirt will be given to all children who attend
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    STEM Spotlight

    The Science Museum’s “Pi-Miler Race”
    With the end of Daylight Savings Time in a few weeks, there is no better time to run a race in an effort to beat time. It’s the Time Traveler Pi-Miler Race on November 1st, starting at 1:50 a.m.

    Host Jason Lisk welcomes Liz Lively with the Science Museum of Western Virginia to explain how runners can “time travel” and finish the race BEFORE they begin!

    The Science Museum’s “Pi-Miler Race” segment started airing this week on Cox-9. It is also available on the Cox-9 website!

    Click here to view it.

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    STEM for Students

    Tech-or-Treat 2015
    Skeletons, teeth, an illuminated forest. This hauntingly memorable event for kids of all ages features Creatures from the Cube. Virginia Tech students and faculty from multiple disciplines collaborate to bring the cutting edge of creativity, arts, and technology to this family-friendly event. Meet the brains behind the fun.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a candy-free event. Costumes are encouraged.

    Do you have a Tech-or-Treat project to present? Contact Phyllis Newbill ( for more information.

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    STEM Resources

    Children's Engineering PreK-5 Strategies for Implementing

    This hands-on interactive course is designed for teachers in grades PreK-5. Participants will learn to use design, engineering and technology instructional resources to enhance children’s attainment of the Virginia Standards of Learning in science, mathematics, social studies/history and language arts.

    The course will engage participants in critical thinking and problem solving experiences that contribute to a child’s ability to retain content in the Standards of Learning

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    STEM Opportunities

    Assistant Professor Instructional Design and Technology Opening

    The College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University (WVU) seeks applications for a nine- month tenure track Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology with a start date of August 15, 2016.

    Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the College of Education and Human Services of West Virginia

    University website at

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    • The Cube featured in Campus Technology article
    • "A Scuttering Across the Leaves" featured in local news
    • Kids' Tech University makes STEM subjects accessible on campus and online
    • New Collaboration Aims To Streamline College-Level Lab Work -- Campus Technologys
    • Stratford School Receives Carnegie STEM Pathway Endorsement
    • NBC12 VIEWPOINT: STEM Education - Bridging the Gap

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