Two Virginia Tech STEM education specialists will guide us through outdoor and indoor activities in which families can have so much fun they won’t realize how much they’re learning. They will also share strategies that help adults get to know and better understand what their kids are thinking and how they think and learn.
Please register in advance for this event. The link to view the discussion will be emailed to registrants by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16.
Jim Egenrieder is one of the first people in the country with STEM in their title. His team created the first Governor’s first STEM Academy and the STEM education programs in Arlington County where the STEM acronym was created. Jim is a research professor in the College of Engineering, and on the teaching faculty in both the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and the College of Natural Resources. He is also director of the Virginia Tech Thinkabit Lab in the Washington, D.C., metro area where in normal times, over 7000 people visit annually to learn about the foundations of computer science, engineering, and preparing for the technical workforce of the future.
Erika Bonnett is a 4-H Program Development Specialist with Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension. She has worked in extension and youth development for 15 years with hands-on education and learning. She has a background in STEM education and a Ph.D. with a focus in engineering and STEM education. She also works heavily in the areas of curriculum development and educational technology.
Partners for Tech On Tap
Port City Brewery, Alexandria Library, and Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, VT College of Agriculture and Life Science
About Tech On Tap
Learning happens everywhere. Tech on Tap is a regular community speaker series that informs, educates, and raises questions about the impact of new technologies on society, equity, and policy. Topics include the types of issues and problems Virginia Tech's Innovation Campus in Potomac Yard will explore.