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Experiential Learning Through the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program

Principal Investigator: 
Mary Sandy, Virginia Space Grant Consortium director, Old Dominion University.

Project Description: 
In this project, the Virginia Space Grant Consortium will expand on its existing Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship program to build and grow state-wide experiential learning opportunities for Virginia students majoring in cyber-physical systems, cybersecurity, autonomous systems, and data. The existing infrastructure will facilitate the connections between Virginia industry and STEM students who will develop professional and essential job-readiness skills they will need in their careers. When students graduate they will have established relationships with Virginia companies and be more likely to stay in the commonwealth as they enter the workforce.