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Kids' Tech

Kids’ Tech University returns to Virginia State University for two sessions this fall.  Sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension, the popular program for youth ages 9-12 is designed to create a future workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by sparking kids' interest in these fields. 

Nov. 15, Harry Johnson, principal researcher with Lockheed Martin’s Center for Innovation in Suffolk, will share his experiences with the youth. Both sessions will be conducted in the auditorium of the L. Douglas Wilder Building on campus. Each session will also feature a demonstration on how drones are being used in precision agriculture to make farming more efficient.

This program is intended for up to 100 children ages 9-12 (as of September 30, 2016) who live within a four-hour driving distance of Virginia State University. A $30 per child registration fee includes a tee shirt for registrants and lunch for registrants and their parents.

Online registration can be found at                        

If you need further information or are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact  Jessica Harris at or call (804) 524-5964 / (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations no later than five days prior to the event.                       

Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.