Community STEM Programs @ LSG
LSG is hosting a series of community STEM programs for students in grades K-12. The following programs are being offered and all programs will be held at LSG (44675 Cape Court, Suite 105, Ashburn, VA):
CyberPatriots is open to middle and high school students. It is the premier national youth cyber education program created to inspire students to consider careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. The program was created by the Air Force Association to build the following skills:
Leadership and teamwork
Creative and analytical problem solving
Nontechnical cyber principles (ex: social engineering, phishing, vishing, etc.)
Computing and networking principles
Network topologies & cabling
Foundational cyber security principles
Cyber and system vulnerabilities
CyberPatriots is not:
A recruiting tool for the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the Federal Government
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is open to students in grades 3-5 and grades 6-12. It was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology.
It provides a supportive environment with mentors to inspire girls to go beyond their comfort zones.
Participants are taught the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis of all computer programing languages.
The girls learn to work in teams, practice public speaking, tackle difficult problems and design social impact projects to address issues they care about.
Girls Who Code for grades 3-5 is new and can be run entirely unplugged.
All girls get a copy of Learn to Code and Change the World, written by the founder of GWC.
Students read and discuss the nonfiction book and do activities to reinforce concepts.
Optional online components will be explored.
Loudoun Math Circle
Loudoun Math Circle (LMC) is a math enrichment program focusing on explorations and problem solving. LMC will be hosted by LSG: The School for Advanced Studies, managed by parent volunteers, and taught by math-focused high school students and teaching professionals.
LMC Group Euclid and Archimedes (20 sessions/$150)
LMC Group Euclid is designed for students who have completed pre-algebra. LMC Group Archimedes is designed for students who have completed Algebra 2.
Students must have a demonstrated interest in mathematics.
Students should be motivated to explore topics in mathematics outside the standard school curriculum.
The purpose of LMC is to develop a broad and deep understanding of how to solve problems.
LMC is not a tutoring service and there will be no homework.
Sessions will be 90 minutes on Saturdays (see calendar) from 2:30-4:00 pm.
LMC Group Pythagoras (8 sessions/$99)
The goal for students in Group Pythagoras is to develop a positive attitude toward math. Meetings will be full of hands-on activities, games and short problems.
The program is designed to encourage creative and flexible thinking.
Students will have the opportunity to work on interesting problems that require them to think, not just reproduce methods.
Students will be divided by grade and ability into 60 minute sessions on Saturdays.
Current Program Schedule
While the first sessions of many of these programs have begun, we are keeping a waiting list for future sessions. Please complete the form below and we will add you to our list and send you details when another session is started.