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STEM Events

Questions about any event? Email stem@ncacbsa.org or call 240.395.0601

 

The Akela Chess Classic
Cub Scout Tournament (youth from K- 5th grade)
Saturday February 9, 2019
Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, VA

Scouts BSA Tournament (youth from 6th grade – 12th grade)
Saturday February 8, 2019
Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, VA

Powhatan District has hosted a Chess Classic for a decade! This is the second year that the Chess Classic will be Council-wide. This is a tournament with 5 rounds; scouts need to register for their age appropriate bracket. Register for the Scouts BSA Tournament here: https://scoutingevent.com/082-ScoutsBSAChess and register for the Cub Scout Tournament here: https://scoutingevent.com/082-cubsChess 

 

STEM Concentration at University of Scouting
February 29, 2020 | 7:30AM-5PM

The NCAC STEM Committee is offering a STEM concentration in the College of Electives at University of Scouting! Come learn about Nova Awards, STEM Scouts, STEM Exploring, Sally’s STEM Shack at Camp Snyder, STEM in your unit and get counselor/mentor training on Feb 29! Course descriptions and registration is at this link: https://scoutingevent.com/082-33134

 

Land Air Sea Robotics course at Snyder
March 28-29, 2020
STEM Shack at Camp Snyder in Haymarket, VA

UAS Academy is offering a special opportunity to NCAC scouts ages 16+ and scouters at a discount at this time! See more and sign up here: 


STEM Career Day: Solving the Worlds Problems
April 11, 2020
University of Maryland, College Park

The NCAC STEM committee is planning a big event at the University of Maryland – a STEM Career Day, for older youth, grades 7-11. The theme is “Solve the World’s Problems” based on the UMD motto in their AGNR department (see www.agnr.umd.edu). Registration will be open on Feb 20 from this page 

 

Webelos – Earth Rocks Adventure & Nova Down & Dirty
Saturday April 18, 2020
GMU in Fairfax, VA

This event consists of 3 hour labs for 4th & 5th grade girls and boys and includes tours of the GMU Paleontology and Physical Sciences Labs.
Webelos may earn all of Earth Rocks (except #2) and part of the Down & Dirty Nova. This 3 hour Geology STEM event is sponsored by Dr. Julia Nord and The GMU Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences.
Register here.


Geology Merit Badge at GMU
Sunday, April 19, 2020
GMU in Fairfax, VA

This 3 hour Geology STEM event is open to girls and boys from 6th grade to high school. This Geology STEM event  is sponsored by The GMU Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences.
Scouts BSA may earn requirements 1-4 and 5a or 5d of the Geology Merit Badge. Register here.

 

STEM University
TBA: June 2020

from 11:30 AM- 3:00 PM
Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, VA

This will be the 5th annual STEM University at NCAC! Last year, there were classes for youth and adults, as well as an Einstein Science Fair!