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STEM Opportunities for Fairfax County Youth

Robotics

Robotics can be a fun and challenging way for kids of all ages to learn the problem-solving and team-building skills involved in STEM. Robotics offers the opportunity to participate in competitions at the local, regional and national level.  To identify opportunities to participate in robotics, contact your local school or visit any of these websites:

NOVA SySTEMic 

VEX Robotics

FIRST

First Lego League

Botball

Coding

Coding is the skill used to write computer software, apps and websites.  Here are some resources to learn more about coding:  

FCPS Coding Resources

Code.org

Girls Who Code

App Inventor

Scratch

Alice

Makerspaces

A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning and exploring. They offer a wide range of tools, from high-tech to no-tech.

Nova Labs

Neighborhood and Community Services Clubhouse Network

CyberPatriot Program

CyberPatriot is a National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.

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