Other Opportunities


As an educator who advises high school students, I would like to alert you to a valuable academic opportunity that may be of interest to your students: the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp, which will be held at Lebanon Valley College from July 26-31, 2020. 

The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.  Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and neuroscience.  Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, nursing and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional. 

A brochure is attached, should you wish to post the camp information at your school.  For more information, or if you or your students have questions about the camp, you can visit the Health and Biomedical Sciences website (http://www.lvc.edu/academics/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/) or contact Dr. Courtney Lappas at lappas@lvc.edu.

Thank you for your time, and we hope to see some of your students at LVC this summer!



Courtney Lappas

Director, Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp

Associate Professor of Biology

Lebanon Valley College



Posted 2.25.20 10:30AM

2020 Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD) Youth Conservation Camp

Youth Conservation Camp will be held on the campus of Virginia Tech July 12-July 18, 2020.  Camp is open to any high school students (9-12th) who has an interest in conservation and natural resources. Attending this camp is an excellent career exploration event and provides field work experience to add to college and job applications. The Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District provides a $500 scholarship towards the registration fee for two students in our area to attend the camp each year.  Students interested in attending this year’s camp should send a completed application to the Headwaters SWCD office by April 24th 2020.  Students accepted into this year’s camp will be notified in May.

Guidelines and applications are available on the website.

If you have any questions about Youth Conservation Camp please contact me at rwinter@co.augusta.va.us or 540-248-0148 ext. 5

Rachel M. Winter
Education Specialist & Conservation Technical Assistant
Headwaters Soil & Water Conservation
District 70
Dick Huff Ln. Verona, VA 24482

Posted 2.20.20


The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school juniors and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Spring 2020 Application. This spring session particularly targets high school juniors, but seniors and sophomores can also apply. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance.

The attached flier provides more information about the event and instructions on how to apply online through our website.

The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Friday, March 6, 2020.

Counselors: Please share this with all STEM HS teachers in your school.

Teachers: Please forward the application link and informational flier to interested students.

Thank you for your time and please contact us with any questions or concerns.


Lily Stiles and Mary DeSimone

High School Outreach Chairs
Society of Women Engineers @ UVA


Great Expectations provides a myriad of support services to help current and former foster care youth gain access to community college.  A coach connects students to community resources, mentoring, scholarship opportunities, etc. to help remove barriers and ensure their success in community college and beyond. Coaches help with college applications and securing financial aid. Once a student is enrolled, coaches provide the critical “wrap-around” support that teenagers need, including:

  • Advising on curriculum choices
  • Finding mentoring or tutoring
  • Solving transportation and scheduling issues
  • Career planning and job hunting
  • Budgeting and financial planning

Since its inception in 2008, Great Expectations has served over 3,000 students, but there are many more college-age youth in the Commonwealth who are eligible for the program. More information can be found here. http://greatexpectations.vccs.edu/

NASA Opportunities for students! 

Our Program Online Course applications are OPEN for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students to apply.

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following STEM opportunities. All of our programs are FREE to all Virginia students.

Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) – Program for 10th grade students focusing on the missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a Summer Academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility.  http://vscs.spacegrant.org/

Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) – Program for 11th or 12th grade students focusing on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to Mars with an online course with a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center. Students can earn up to 4 free dual enrollment credits. http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/

Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) – Program for 11th or 12th grade students, VESSS is an interactive, on-line Earth System Science Course featuring NASA scientific research and data. The students can earn up to 5 transferable, free dual enrollment college credits and can also compete to attend a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center.  http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS

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