2017 Sponsors

A special thank you to all our sponsors. This event truly would no be possible without your support!


Actinium/Hosting ($10,000) Sponsor:

Southside Higher Education Coalition:


 Palladium ($1,000) Sponsors:

Averett University

First Piedmont Corporation

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation

West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board


Caesium ($500) Sponsors:

Danville Community College Educational Foundation

Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce


Essel Propack

Patrick Henry Community College Foundation


2017 Exhibitors

Averett University*- March 1 & 2

Danville Community College- March 1 & 2

Delta Education/FOSS*- March 2

Liberty University- March 1

Lynchburg College- March 1 & 2

New College Institute- March 1 & 2

Patrick Henry Community College*- STEM- March 1 & 2

Southern Virginia Higher Education Center*- March 1 & 2

SoVA Center of Manfacturing Excellence- March 1 & 2

Texas Instruments*- March 1 & 2

Tunstall High School FIRST Robotics Team*- March 1 & 2

Virginia Museum of Natural History*- March 2

Virginia Tech- March 1

*Denotes an exhibitor that will also be leading (a) session(s)


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.