- July 13-31 at the MSiC campus
- July 20-31 at the John Tyler Community College Chester Campus
- Aug 3-14 at the John Tyler Community College Midlothian Campus.
Our "Extended Day" Program is back! Classes from Champtionship Chess RVA and Edible Education are available at MSiC campus and run from 4:15pm-5:30pm.
Camp Innovation a wide variety of challenging morning, afternoon, and full-day classes. Demand is high so please register as soon as possible to reserve your student's place.
Months of hard work culminated on Friday, February 13th, when middle and high school students from the Richmond Public Schools (RPS) experienced a special STEM in Sport Education Day event at the Richmond Coliseum. Through the collaboration of the RPS, the MathScience Innovation Center (MSiC), Arena Racing-USA, and the Center for Sport Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), 200 students attended the STEM hands-on learning event that focused on translating classroom content into real-world application as it specifically related to STEM and the sport of Arena Racing.
We are proud to share the Second Quarter Report for our 2014-15 school year. Many thanks to everyone who has helped and supported the MSiC with our mission to provide extraordinary experiences in science, technology, and mathematics to our region's K-12 educators and students.
View the Flash Flip Book (personal computer version)
Download and view the PDF version (recommended for ipad)
The MSiC would like to extend congratulations to our Director, Dr. Hollee Freeman who received an appointment by Va. Governor Terry McAuliffe to be on the 5 member Va. Advisory Board on Respiratory Care. She will join Dr. Bruce Rubin, MSiC Foundation Board member, Chair, Dept. of Pediatrics at VCU School of Medicine and Physician in Chief, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.
Through a new partnership with Partnership for the Future, the MathScience Innovation Center was able to accept two high school students to work with us during the summer. We were overjoyed to receive Derek Pham (Henrico HS) and Clark Frierson (Richmond Community HS). Both Derek, working in the Technology Department, and Clark, working with the educators on campus, seemed to have been working here for years-after only a few short days. Our Network Specialist, Dexter McCrea mentioned that Derek made many of the tasks significantly easier and more efficient for the Technology Department. Likewise, Clark’s presence was felt immediately as he worked in our Camp Innovation with the Junior Master Gardener and Exploring the James classes. He developed a segment of the Junior Master’s Gardener class and presented research around bees to the students; something he is quite interested in pursuing here at the Center. These two young men have set the bar high for our summer internship program. They have learned a lot from working at the MSiC, and we have learned a great deal from them, as well. Derek and Clark, in their own words, present us with a slice of their experiences here at the MathScience Innovation Center this summer. Click the "Read more" link below to read their reflections.
During the 2014 Summer Regional Governor’s School at the MathScience Innovation Center, 180 middle school students explored environmental and marine science, ‘green’ architectural design, forensics, nanotechnology, robotics, biomedical engineering and advanced manufacturing.
In the course A River Runs Through It, students explored Virginia’s riverways with the James River Foundation. They conducted research and shared data with other students and scientists in the region. Students in this course also had a unique opportunity working on a bio restoration project for the MSiC pond, located on campus.