Preparing Students and Teachers for Innovation – $5,000

In the fall of 2017, 4-VA awarded Dr. Kevin Giovanetti a grant in partnership with JMU, VT, Harrisonburg City Public schools and Qualcomm*—a nationally renowned industry leader in technology—to design and create regional hubs of innovation that focus on technical education and workforce preparation. These shared Shenandoah Valley Regional Hubs will be located in a rural section of the I-81 corridor in Harrisonburg, Virginia at Thomas Harrison and Skyline Middle Schools.

*Inspired by Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ program

Dr. Kevin Giovanetti
Professor of Physics

Dr. Jim Egenrieder
Research Faculty
Director of Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ Virginia Tech, National Capital Region