CENI Liaison Network
The CENI liaison network is building a community of practice between Virginia Tech and the regional formal and informal education community, including museums and school systems. Liaisons work with both Virginia Tech and their respective education organizations, and they spend regularly scheduled time in the physical spaces of both organizations.
Liaisons serve as the point of contact for the relationship, document the relationship between VT and schools and museums, coordinate field trips to Virginia Tech, and bi-directionally facilitate requests for grants, field trips, and projects.
Liaisons connect faculty to audiences for Broader Impacts, help Virginia Tech students gain access to outreach and service opportunities, and connect university faculty and the regional educational community to pursue grant funding opportunities.
CENI has established liaison relationships with the Science Museum of Western Virginia, Montgomery County Public Schools, Floyd County Public Schools, and Radford City Public Schools. We are actively seeking to grow the network.
STEM Summit is an annual gathering of teachers, students, and business leaders to sustain a community of practice focused on strong education and workforce Center for Educational Networks and Impacts development. In 2018 we convened for a “blue sky” think tank. The 4-VA Statewide STEM Summit in Richmod on October 11, 2019 brings together stakeholders from businesses, goverment, museums and major universities — VT, GMU, JMU, UVA, and VCU.
Volunteers are wanted to lead programs, chaperone groups, and collect evaluation data at our events and programs. Volunteers are required to attend an orientation session before volunteering.
For more information, contact Phyllis Newbill.