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December 2017
$50

Maker Fair

December 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Duration: All Day | Ages 7-12

Sign your students up for our Maker Fair events to expand their creativity and embrace problem-solving and learning through making! We supply the objective and the rest is up to the students create whatever they want that accomplishes that objective. The main tools for creation that we supply are MakerBot 3D Printers and Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robotics kits. There will be instructors present to help, teach, motivate and advise throughout the event, so students of any skill level will be well supported. Students will also have time to interact with each other's creations before the end of the event. Students will leave with their own 3D Prints, improved problem-solving skills, stronger creativity and a great experience.

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$50

Mission: Minecraft

December 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Duration: All Day | Ages 7-12

Your requests have been heard! Join us for our Minecraft event, created specifically for you! We supply the scenario and rules, and the students use game design, programming and engineering concepts in Minecraft to create something unique that accomplishes that mission. Students will have access to Minecraft, MCreator and Redstone to complete their projects. There will be instructors present to help, teach, motivate, advise and bug test throughout the event, so students of any skill level will be well supported in their process. Students will also have time to playtest and experience each other's creations before the end of the event. At the end, students will leave with all their project files, along with the skills to continue modifying Minecraft on their own.

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$50

Hackathon

December 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Duration: All Day | Ages 7-12

Join our Hackathon competition events and have your students test their programming skills in a fun and enriching environment! We supply the challenge task and the rest is up to the students create a program to solve the problem outlined in the task. There will be instructors present to help, teach, motivate, advise and bug test throughout the event, so students of any skill level will be well supported. Students will also have time to play each other's programs before the end of the event. Students will leave with their own programs, improved problem-solving skills, stronger programming logic and a great experience.

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$50

Game Jam

December 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
+ Google Map

Duration: All Day | Ages 7-12

Join us for a fun day of game design and development at our Game Jam competition events! We supply the challenge rules and the rest is up to the students create any game they wish following the rules. There will be instructors present to help, teach, motivate, advise and play test throughout the event, so students of any skill level will be well supported. Students will also have time to play each other's games before the end of the event. Students will leave with their own games, improved skills, stronger creativity and a great experience.

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$40

Girls Day STEM Fest

December 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
+ Google Map

Duration: All Day | Ages 7-12

The Girls Day STEM Fest is meant to inspire girls to pursue STEM by providing them fun and challenging activities to engage in together. This event will facilitate an environment of teamwork and the opportunity to gain insight on real applications of STEM and their practices. The hope is that the participating girls will see STEM in a new light that will spur them to enjoy challenges and motivate them to become innovative women of their time. This event will be lead by all women in STEM, and will be lead in partnership with George Mason's National Society of Black Engineers and George Mason's Women of Color in STEM.

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$25

Raspberry Pi

December 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Duration: 9am-12pm | Ages 7-12

The Raspberry Pi is a fully functional, small computer, used to teach the fundamentals of computer science and coding. This event is designed for students to learn about electronic circuitry and python programming, to provide an understanding of computer engineering. The instructors will lead students through multiple exciting challenges so they may learn how to solve problems and develop interesting projects with real-life usefulness. Students will end the day with experience they may continue to enhance at home using computers, mobile devices or their own Raspberry Pi.

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$25

Design Duel

December 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
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Duration: 1pm-4pm | Ages 7-12

Each Design Duel event is an opportunity to get to know two of our STEM exCEL instructors and their talents. Students will choose a side and hone their digital art and graphic design skills in this three-challenge battle. As much as the instructors' design abilities will be judged, their teaching abilities will also be judged: each instructor will direct their student group through each challenge, so a student of any skill level should be able to follow along, create and learn. The instructor that wins two out of three challenges is the victor, and will be crowned the Graphics Guru. All students go home with their three designs, as well as all six instructor designs.

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$25

STEM exCEL Electronics

December 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
+ Google Map

Duration: 9am-12pm | Ages 7-12

STEM exCEL Electronics offers a good first step to learning the fundamentals of electrical engineering, invention and innovation. This event teaches students basic computer programming, circuit power distribution and wiring by working to complete projects using breadboards, wires, switches, LEDs and more. The aim of this event is to introduce students to electronics in a challenging and hand-on way, while sparking their interest to continue learning advanced electronic principles.

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$25

Design Duel

December 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
+ Google Map

Duration: 1pm-4pm | Ages 7-12

Each Design Duel event is an opportunity to get to know two of our STEM exCEL instructors and their talents. Students will choose a side and hone their digital art and graphic design skills in this three-challenge battle. As much as the instructors' design abilities will be judged, their teaching abilities will also be judged: each instructor will direct their student group through each challenge, so a student of any skill level should be able to follow along, create and learn. The instructor that wins two out of three challenges is the victor, and will be crowned the Graphics Guru. All students go home with their three designs, as well as all six instructor designs.

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$50

Film Festival

December 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
+ Google Map

Duration: All Day | Ages 7-12

Join us and add your students to participate in our family-friendly Film Festival events! We supply the parameters and the rest is up to the students create whatever they want that fits within the parameters, whether that's a short film, commercial, movie trailer or any other product. There will be instructors present to help, teach, motivate and advise throughout the event, so students of any skill level will be well supported with each point of the film production and editing process. Students will also have time to watch each other's film projects before the end of the event. Students will leave with their own creation, improved skills, stronger creativity and teamwork, and a great experience.

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January 2018
$40

Girls Day STEM Fest

January 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
+ Google Map

Duration: All Day | Ages 7-12

The Girls Day STEM Fest is meant to inspire girls to pursue STEM by providing them fun and challenging activities to engage in together. This event will facilitate an environment of teamwork and the opportunity to gain insight on real applications of STEM and their practices. The hope is that the participating girls will see STEM in a new light that will spur them to enjoy challenges and motivate them to become innovative women of their time. This event will be lead by all women in STEM, and will be lead in partnership with George Mason's National Society of Black Engineers and George Mason's Women of Color in STEM.

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$50

Mission: Minecraft

January 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
+ Google Map

Duration: All Day | Ages 7-12

Your requests have been heard! Join us for our Minecraft event, created specifically for you! We supply the scenario and rules, and the students use game design, programming and engineering concepts in Minecraft to create something unique that accomplishes that mission. Students will have access to Minecraft, MCreator and Redstone to complete their projects. There will be instructors present to help, teach, motivate, advise and bug test throughout the event, so students of any skill level will be well supported in their process. Students will also have time to playtest and experience each other's creations before the end of the event. At the end, students will leave with all their project files, along with the skills to continue modifying Minecraft on their own.

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$50

Maker Fair

January 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
+ Google Map

Duration: All Day | Ages 7-12

Sign your students up for our Maker Fair events to expand their creativity and embrace problem-solving and learning through making! We supply the objective and the rest is up to the students create whatever they want that accomplishes that objective. The main tools for creation that we supply are MakerBot 3D Printers and Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robotics kits. There will be instructors present to help, teach, motivate and advise throughout the event, so students of any skill level will be well supported. Students will also have time to interact with each other's creations before the end of the event. Students will leave with their own 3D Prints, improved problem-solving skills, stronger creativity and a great experience.

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February 2018
$50

Hackathon

February 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
+ Google Map

Duration: All Day | Ages 7-12

Join our Hackathon competition events and have your students test their programming skills in a fun and enriching environment! We supply the challenge task and the rest is up to the students create a program to solve the problem outlined in the task. There will be instructors present to help, teach, motivate, advise and bug test throughout the event, so students of any skill level will be well supported. Students will also have time to play each other's programs before the end of the event. Students will leave with their own programs, improved problem-solving skills, stronger programming logic and a great experience.

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March 2018
$50

Mission: Minecraft

March 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
+ Google Map

Duration: All Day | Ages 7-12

Your requests have been heard! Join us for our Minecraft event, created specifically for you! We supply the scenario and rules, and the students use game design, programming and engineering concepts in Minecraft to create something unique that accomplishes that mission. Students will have access to Minecraft, MCreator and Redstone to complete their projects. There will be instructors present to help, teach, motivate, advise and bug test throughout the event, so students of any skill level will be well supported in their process. Students will also have time to playtest and experience each other's creations before the end of the event. At the end, students will leave with all their project files, along with the skills to continue modifying Minecraft on their own.

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$50

Hackathon

March 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
+ Google Map

Duration: All Day | Ages 7-12

Join our Hackathon competition events and have your students test their programming skills in a fun and enriching environment! We supply the challenge task and the rest is up to the students create a program to solve the problem outlined in the task. There will be instructors present to help, teach, motivate, advise and bug test throughout the event, so students of any skill level will be well supported. Students will also have time to play each other's programs before the end of the event. Students will leave with their own programs, improved problem-solving skills, stronger programming logic and a great experience.

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$50

Game Jam

March 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
+ Google Map

Duration: All Day | Ages 7-12

Join us for a fun day of game design and development at our Game Jam competition events! We supply the challenge rules and the rest is up to the students create any game they wish following the rules. There will be instructors present to help, teach, motivate, advise and play test throughout the event, so students of any skill level will be well supported. Students will also have time to play each other's games before the end of the event. Students will leave with their own games, improved skills, stronger creativity and a great experience.

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$50

Maker Fair

March 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
+ Google Map

Duration: All Day | Ages 7-12

Sign your students up for our Maker Fair events to expand their creativity and embrace problem-solving and learning through making! We supply the objective and the rest is up to the students create whatever they want that accomplishes that objective. The main tools for creation that we supply are MakerBot 3D Printers and Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robotics kits. There will be instructors present to help, teach, motivate and advise throughout the event, so students of any skill level will be well supported. Students will also have time to interact with each other's creations before the end of the event. Students will leave with their own 3D Prints, improved problem-solving skills, stronger creativity and a great experience.

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$40

Girls Day STEM Fest

March 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
+ Google Map

Duration: All Day | Ages 7-12

The Girls Day STEM Fest is meant to inspire girls to pursue STEM by providing them fun and challenging activities to engage in together. This event will facilitate an environment of teamwork and the opportunity to gain insight on real applications of STEM and their practices. The hope is that the participating girls will see STEM in a new light that will spur them to enjoy challenges and motivate them to become innovative women of their time. This event will be lead by all women in STEM, and will be lead in partnership with George Mason's National Society of Black Engineers and George Mason's Women of Color in STEM.

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April 2018
$25

STEM exCEL Electronics

April 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
+ Google Map

Duration: 9am-12pm | Ages 7-12

STEM exCEL Electronics offers a good first step to learning the fundamentals of electrical engineering, invention and innovation. This event teaches students basic computer programming, circuit power distribution and wiring by working to complete projects using breadboards, wires, switches, LEDs and more. The aim of this event is to introduce students to electronics in a challenging and hand-on way, while sparking their interest to continue learning advanced electronic principles.

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$25

Design Duel

April 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
STEM exCEL Enrichment Center,
4010 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
+ Google Map

Duration: 1pm-4pm | Ages 7-12

Each Design Duel event is an opportunity to get to know two of our STEM exCEL instructors and their talents. Students will choose a side and hone their digital art and graphic design skills in this three-challenge battle. As much as the instructors' design abilities will be judged, their teaching abilities will also be judged: each instructor will direct their student group through each challenge, so a student of any skill level should be able to follow along, create and learn. The instructor that wins two out of three challenges is the victor, and will be crowned the Graphics Guru. All students go home with their three designs, as well as all six instructor designs.

Find out more »
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