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  • Cheryl Lindeman

STEM Academy Seniors to Speak on Internships

LYNCHBURG, Va. - April 18, 2018 -- The twenty-five (25) 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 Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. The event will be held at Central VA Community College in the multipurpose room in Merritt Hall. Invited attendees will include STEM Academy students and their families, corporate internship hosts and mentors, STEM Academy Partnership Team members, STEM Academy Board members, representatives from all five school divisions, STEM Academy instructors, local and state legislators, and members of the CVCC Administrative Team. Student Internship Sponsors for the internship experience include: AECOM, AIT, AMG, Inc., AMTI, Centra Health, Centra PACE, Delta Star, Framatome, Harris Corp., Liberty Aeronautics, Master Engineers and Designer's, Inc., Moore's Electric, Sharptop Co., Stone Blue Productions, and Swissomation. 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. Mr. Clay Richardson, Project Manager, Uranium Recovery and Specialty Fuel Fabrication, BWXT will be our corporate speaker following the luncheon. Students will receive their XLR8 STEM Academy graduation honor cords which they will be able to wear during their graduation from CVCC and their high school graduation. 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 up to 44 college credits and up to two career studies certificate(s) from Central Virginia Community College. Currently, the two identified student pathways offered at the academy include biotechnology/health science and engineering/mechatronics; the latter being the blending of mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines. This event is being sponsored through donations from our presenting partner: BWXT, our supporting partners: AMTI, Centra Health, Framatome and our corporate partners: Harris, Inc., and Wegmann USA. 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, mechatronics, biotechnology , health science and cyber security. The STEM Academy serves the public school students from the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell and the City of Lynchburg. Visit us at for additional information.

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