: News

Filed Under:

Warner Secures Grant For NOVA Tech Program

Play associated audio
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) learns about Geospatial Technology (GST) with NOVA GST student Chris Wideman.
Jonathan Wilson
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) learns about Geospatial Technology (GST) with NOVA GST student Chris Wideman.

By Jonathan Wilson

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) visited the Reston campus of Northern Virginia Community College today. Warner has secured federal funding for a program training students in one of the few fields showing steady growth in this economy.

The $200,000 grant will help the college expand its online efforts for geospatial technology courses, also known as Geographic Information Systems, or GIS. GIS specialists are the people who help program GPS devices, or help large companies decide where to locate stores.

"I think this is just one more area of how Virginia can maintain its competitive edge, and how greater Washington can maintain its competitive edge in the technology space," says Warner.

NOVA started its geospatial technology program in spring 2006. More than 150 students have come through it so far.

NPR

Can A Canadian Prime Minister Be An Action Hero? Marvel Comics Thinks So

Justin Trudeau has had a varied career — bouncer, snowboard instructor, Canada's prime minister. Now he's a Marvel Comics action hero. Only two other world leaders have appeared in Marvel Comics.
WAMU 88.5

Is Virginia The Birthplace Of Southern Barbecue?

We speak with two food writers about tracing the roots of barbecue to local Powhatan Indian slow-cooking.

WAMU 88.5

Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.

WAMU 88.5

Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.