Upcoming Transportation YOU Events
The Central VA Chapter of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) will be hosting FREE webinar panel events throughout the 2023-2024 school calendar. These webinars are catered to women in grades 6-12, but all interested attendees are welcome to participate. The focus of this webinar series is to highlight a project or person within the Commonwealth of Virginia, or offer resources to students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math).
Each webinar will be held from 3:30 - 4:30 PM (EST) via our Zoom virtual platform, unless otherwise stated.
Virginia Space: Exploring Beyond
Wednesday, Nov. 29th
3:30 - 4:30 PM (Eastern)
Join us as we discuss the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) and the Balloon Program with NASA Wallops Flight Facility. We will talk about the different opportunities available to students and the wonderful uniqueness of Virginia's space programs.
This webinar will be a live event only, a recording will not be provided following this event. If you wish to participate, please make sure to register for this event. Our webinar will be held via our Zoom virtual platform. This webinar is recommended for students in middle and high school. However, all interested parties are encouraged to attend. Our webinars are free, but all attendees must register using our link below. Attendees will have a chance to win a $25 gift card for participating in our webinar.
Meeting ID: 960 054 6220
Introduction to Engineering Panel
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024
3:30 - 4:30 PM (Eastern)
Join our webinar panel event featuring current female college students from Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Old Dominion University, George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University! This panel will address topics related to transitioning from high school to college, organizations related to Engineering fields, and an open forum for specific questions to our panelists as we celebrate Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day during Engineer's Week.
Our webinar will be held via our Zoom virtual platform. This webinar is catered to female students that are currently in high school, and interested in pursuing an education in Engineering. However, all interested parties are encouraged to attend. Our webinars are free, but all attendees must register using our link below. Attendees will have a chance to win a $25 gift card for participating in our webinar.
Richmond 300: Understanding Long-Term Planning
Thank you to Maritza Mercado Pechin, AICP, former Deputy Director for Equitable Development with the City of Richmond and LaToya Gray-Sparks, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Historic Research (DHR) and Affiliate Faculty Member with the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Department of African American Studies for discussing Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth.
Below is a tentative 2023-2024 school-year schedule for our upcoming events:
To view our previously recorded webinars, please visit our Chapter YouTube page.
Youth Program Finder
Find programs in your community using NextUp’s Youth Program Finder! You can search for after-school, weekend, and summer programs using this tool. Search by keyword, program name or organization, zip code, or program category. The Youth Program Finder helps you discover all the out-of-school time activities available to you and your family around the Richmond area. The list of activities is always growing. If you’d like to add an activity or program to our program finder, please email us at [email protected] RVA
NextUp RVA is a nonprofit organization helping youth discover their talents and build positive relationships. It does this by managing a strong system of accessible out-of-school time programs delivered in schools and across the city. When youth participate in quality out-of-school time programs, they learn new skills, find out what they are good at, gain confidence and are engaged learners.
Forestry and nature present many opportunities for outdoor fun and activities. Whether hiking, biking, or just observing nature, getting outside in nature is proven to benefit human health and wellbeing. Explore nature on your own or try some our activity ideas below.
College of Engineering - Activity Book
The VCU College of Engineering has developed an engineering activity book filled with different resources for students to engage in various learning activities. Find an assortment of thought-provoking lessons that cover Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Life Science Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering.