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The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) and its partners (shown below), in collaboration with Virginia’s colleges and universities, are offering the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP). CSIIP is a free student resource for finding paid spring, summer, and fall internships. Undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines complete a single application package that will be reviewed by companies throughout Virginia.

There is no cost to students, colleges/universities, or companies to participate.

Students may search for internships statewide or by region and can also express interest in specific internships posted by companies. No deadline is required but apply as early as possible for maximum opportunity, at

One application puts a student in front of a multitude of companies offering internships.


  • At least 18 years of age and attending an accredited Virginia college, community college, or university.
  • Virginia residents attending an accredited out-of-state college may apply.
  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate taking at least six (6) credit hours per semester and making demonstrated progress towards a STEM related degree.
  • Have completed at least 30 or more post-secondary education credits and are at least of rising sophomore status prior to the internship.
  • Newly graduating seniors in 2015 are also eligible to participate.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

Contact VSGC regarding CSIIP at or (757) 766-5210.




Posted on September 15, 2016

Calling Women and Special Populations Enrolled in STEM Programs!

Calling women and special populations enrolled in STEM programs!

We have a free enrichment program offered to you to participate in the Women in STEM Mentoring Program at Virginia Western Community College! Please feel free to forward this invitation to other women in STEM programs!


  • We are now ready to accept applications from female students in STEM fields! Here is the link to an online application. Please complete by October 1, 2016; there are limited opportunities, so early applications will have priority for selection.
  • Our Pairing Ceremony will be held on the VWCC campus mid-October in The Fralin Center. More information will be shared with the final selected participants.

The goal of the Women in STEM Mentoring Program is to provide a supportive environment for your STEM education, assist you in professional matters and to provide career networking opportunities. The program is supported by a grant focusing on female students and special populations currently underrepresented in the following programs:

  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechatronics Systems Engineering Technology
  • Computer Science
  • ARC/CIV Engineering Technology
  • All other career and technical education programs

Questions about this mentoring relationship and how to go about it?  For those selected for this year’s program, we will have an orientation session for you and fellow students, providing you with tools and even detailed plans to use for each session with your mentor!  The mentors chosen all have a background and experience in STEM and have expressed a desire to help the next young person – YOU!

Please note: prospective participants are intended to be from a non-traditional gender pool; however, everyone is welcome to apply and participation is not exclusionary.

We look forward to helping you make professional connections out in the world of business and industry!


Sandy Workman, Mentoring & Career Development Specialist

Hall Associates Career & Employment Assistance Center

Virginia Western Community College
Student Life Center, Room S206B
3096 Colonial Avenue, SW
Roanoke, VA   24015


Posted on August 29, 2016


Radford University will be on campus in the Natural Science Center, Monday, March 21st for On-Site Admissions.  Students will need to schedule an appointment in the Advising Office in Chapman Hall, room 105. The deadline for scheduling an appointment will be Thursday, March 17th.  Appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis, so schedule early!

To sign up for an appointment with a Radford University Admissions Representative students must:

Complete the online application to Radford University one week prior to the appointment.

  1. Print out a copy of the complete application and bring it to Heather Hunter in Chapman 105to sign up for a specific meeting time (appointments will be scheduled in 20 minute increments).
  2. Bring official transcripts from VWCC and any other colleges & universities you have previously attended to Heather Hunter in Chapman 105 (Unofficial transcripts will not be reviewed).
  3. Bring official high school transcripts (necessary if you have not taken a college level math, successfully completed developmental math that includes up through Algebra II,  or if you have completed less than 24 transferable credits)

Please be aware that in order to make an appointment you will need to turn in ALL of the required documents.

What Happens During My On-Site Admissions Appointment?         

  1. You will meet with an admissions representative from Radford University.
  2. You will receive an admissions decision!
  3. You will find out more about transfer scholarships and will learn about the next steps after being accepted.

If students have questions about scheduling an appointment please contact Heather Hunter, New Student Advisor, at

Posted on March 7, 2016

Contact Us

School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Location: Anderson Hall A114
Phone: 540-857-7273
Fax: 540-857-6022

Mailing address:
3097 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

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