Discover STEM Degree Programs at Free Event Nov. 23

Charlottesville, VA - Piedmont Virginia Community College will host a free event to showcase its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) degree programs Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Adults looking for a new career and area high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend. The event will be held in room 835 of the Technology Wing in the Main Building on PVCC's main campus at 501 College Drive in Charlottesville.

Students interested in studying STEM disciplines can meet faculty, tour labs and participate in design challenges. Participants can also speak with PVCC advisors about applying to the college, registering for classes and exploring financial aid opportunities. Information about PVCC's Guaranteed Admissions Agreements with four-year colleges and universities will also be available.

PVCC offers STEM degrees and certificates to complete in two years or less of full-time study. STEM career fields are expected to add 2.7 million new jobs by 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Workers with associate degrees in STEM fields out-earn 63 percent of people who have bachelor's degrees in other fields. Additional information about PVCC's STEM programs of study is available at

For more information about STEM Saturday, contact Marya Choby, CTE advisor, at " href="mailto: " target="_blank"> or 434.961.5358.