Save the Date

March 1 & 2, 2017


A champion for STEM-H education


 STEM-H Education by sponsoring this event

What to Expect

We'll be making some exciting announcements and sharing new resources for the region at this year's event! More details will be posted as we move closer to the date.

Student Attendees:

March 1- Come explore the excitement of STEM-H fields! Participate in two engaging exploratory sessions; these sessions provide hands-on explorations and investigations of STEM-H areas.  Students also hear from an inspirational keynote speaker.

Educator Attendees:

March 2- Attend workshops (certificates for CEUs provided) led by and for STEM-H educators! Both one and two hour workshops are available on a variety of topics. Educators are joined by regional community and industry members for the keynote presentation, networking, and the Southern Virginia STEM-H Education & Industry Achievement Awards Luncheon.

Community & Industry Attendees:

March 2- Participate in our keynote presentation, network with regional educators, and join us in recognizing outstanding achievements during the Southern Virginia STEM-H Education & Industry Achievement Awards Luncheon.


Are you a K-12 STEM-H educator? Are you an employer with a need for a STEM-skilled workforce? Please consider joining us for the 5th Annual SOVA STEM-H Summit, March 2, 2017. We'll be recognizing exemplary partnerships and efforts being made in STEM-H education in our region and providing educators and community & industry members an opportunity to discuss possible collaborations. 

(Community and/or industry attendee registration helps subsidize the cost for teacher attendees!)



The Southern Virginia STEM-H Education & Industry Achievement Awards will be presented on March 2. We will recognize all award nominees and announce the award recipients in four categories:

  • Community Champion for STEM-H Education
  • STEM-H Educator of the Year
  • Innovative STEM-H Program of the Year
  • Elite STEM-H Education & Industry Partnership Award

Please consider submitting a nomination.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

This event would be impossible without the generosity & support of our sponsors. Sponsorship donations allow us to offer this wonderful program to our regional students completely free of charge. Please consider showing your support of STEM-H education by becoming a sponsor of the 2017 Summit.

If your organization supports students or educators in STEM-H we hope you'll consider participating in this year's event as an Exhibitor. Exhibitors are welcome to exhibit for one or both days of the Summit and are highly encouraged to present.