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Virginia Junior Academy of Science Gathers Great Minds and Communicators

Recently, the Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) Research Symposium took place at Virginia Commonwealth University.  For three days, eight hundred of Virginia's middle and high school students with a passion for science came together to share their research with their peers and to be judged by experts.

Calling all Science Teachers! Share Best Practices at Virginia Association of Science Teachers Annual Conference

Calling all Science Teachers! It’s time to submit your most innovative and effective lesson plans and share best practices with Science Teachers across Virginia at the Virginia Association of Science Teachers  (VAST) Annual Professional Development Institute. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Science” and submissions are due by May 1, 2017.

How a Happy Meal Toy Might Lead to a Future Technology Breakthrough

“When I was little, my sister and I would get Happy Meal toys at McDonald’s. I would go home and use a tiny screw driver to take the toy apart. I always wanted to know how it worked,” said Stacey Mescher, sophomore at Deep Run High School. Today, Stacey is doing a whole lot more than disassembling plastic toys.

Preparing Future Paramedics and EMTs for Real-world Challenges

As first responders, paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) must always be ready to jump into action. They must be knowledgeable, quick-thinking, logical, composed, compassionate, and, when the situation arises, innovative to ensure their patients get the best care possible. With each workday comes the possibility of new challenges. No two situations are the same, because no two patients are the same.

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