Media Advisory: Virginia Tech STEM education experts to share family-fun activities for the summer
June 12, 2020
What: No camp? No problem! With kids at home this summer, families will need a game plan. Join Virginia Tech STEM education specialists to learn about outdoor and indoor family-fun activities to enjoy at home this summer. Experts will also share strategies to help adults understand how their kids think and learn.
When: June 18, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual discussion via Zoom. Register here.
Who: Virginia Tech experts to include:
Jim Egenrieder is a research professor in the College of Engineering and an affiliated faculty member in both the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and the College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech. He is also director of the Virginia Tech Thinkabit Lab in the Washington, D.C., metro area where school educators and students visit the lab 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 the 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.
Schedule an interview
To schedule an interview with our experts in advance of the public Zoom session, please email Shannon Andrea or call 703-399-9494. Find additional Virginia Tech expertise related to COVID-19 here.
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 Techʼs Innovation Campus in Potomac Yard will explore.