DBT-DATA purchases data storage center in Harrisonburg
DBT-DATA finalized the purchase of its the13-acre Cyber Integration Center located in
Harrisonburg. DBT-DATA, based in Ashburn, operates four other data centers. The Harrisonburg location is the only data center in
Maryland and Virginia with a Tier III certification from the Uptime Institute, which establishes industry standards for a data center's performance and efficiency. The facility also possesses a Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED) Silver certification. DBT-DATA will operate the Harrisonburg facility to meet the strictest standards required by the Federal Government and private enterprise. As the previous owner did, DBT will ensure the center adheres to the
Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA), which requires federal agencies and contractors to have cyber security programs that safeguard information.
"DBT is excited about bringing our new
Harrisonburg, Virginia data center online as a state of the art facility. Demand for federal government and private sector data storage is enormous in the greater
Washington area," said David Tolson, president of DBT Development.
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Teams set for regional FIRST
Lego League (FLL) Competition November 16 at JMU -- more volunteers sought
SVTC is a sponsor of the regional FLL competition on Nov 16th at JMU -- we sponsor teams by reimbursing 50% their start-up costs back to up to 3 local teams.
For more information about the Nov. 16 event
visit the Website
with JMU/CISE. We also provide support in the way of volunteers at the regional (and state) competitions held in Harrisonburg.
November's competition is held at JMU's CISAT building. We are still recruiting volunteers. There
are positions for robot judges, presentation judges, runners, score entry people, and set-up and tear-down.
No prior experience is required. Interested? Drop Nicky a note
Lego League (FLL)
Member Kurt Plowman judging 2011 FLL
is a fun STEM activity that
celebrates science and technology with children aged 9 through 14. Using LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics Invention System technology, young participants can build a robot using LEGO bricks and other elements such as sensors, motors,
and gears. Teams gain hands-on experience in engineering and computer programming principles as they construct and program their unique robot inventions.
This year's challenge is Nature's
Fury -- be prepared. be safe. re-build.
Mark you calendars for December 7 & 8 for the FLL Virginia
/ DC FIRST Lego League
competition which is held at JMU's Memorial Hall and Harrisonburg High. It's a massive event: it pits 100 teams of 9 - 14 year olds from across the state against each other in 3 competitions. They come with team 3-9 members,
plus coaches, mentors, parents, siblings and assorted supporters. They stay the night; dine and shop; and compete for 2 frantic days of non-stop action.
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Fifth Annual Governor's Award for Science Innovation with Emphasis on STEM Innovation and Global Competitiveness. Deadline is Nov. 1
The Science Museum of Virginia is currently accepting nominations for the Fifth Annual Governor's Award for Science Innovation. This award is designed to recognize
an emerging company or organization that has made a significant impact in the areas of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) and inspires innovation and reinforces the global competitiveness of Virginia. The award strives to recognize small
businesses and organizations who are providing leadership and/ or workforce development
in STEM related fields.
|Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP) Streamlines the Internship Process
The Commonwealth of Virginia,
Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) in partnership with Virginia's Regional Technology Councils, and in collaboration with Virginia companies, Virginia colleges, and community colleges, has created the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP).
CSIIP links undergraduate STEM students to paid summer internship positions with companies throughout Virginia.
This program offers a one-stop, centralized, online internship application system that provides Virginia's undergraduate STEM majors the ability to search and apply for STEM-related (summer/fall/spring) paid internship opportunities with participating
Virginia-based companies that can search our database of pre-screened student applications for specific skills, experience, educational background, interests and desired work locations to find the best possible candidates for their paid summer internships.
Companies select students, make offers, and employ interns directly.
We encourage you to utilize this resource which is free of charge to both the company and the student.
to CSIIP for more information or to post your internship needs.
VT KnowledgeWorks announces
Game Changer Challenge
One entrepreneur or entrepreneurial team may qualify for a $25,000 "Running Start" loan plus a package of free startup assistance services. Solid runners-up may
also qualify for free startup assistance.
Any aspiring entrepreneur or entrepreneurial team may enter. Finalists will be selected by VT KnowledgeWorks staff, and will then be invited to make a 15-minute presentation to the Running Start Committee on their
proposed new ventures. There will be no public events, nor will competing teams be allowed to attend each others presentations. Proposals must be submitted in accordance with these
guidelines.The deadline for 2013 application submissions is November 1, 2013.
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A Busy Week in the Valley
Many thanks to our members and friends who attending this week's events with SRI, Dr. Moos and Dr. Curtis. We were so pleased with the response for these events. The technology community of the valley was well represented at these events. We'll keep you
informed about more events happening in our area.
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Welcome back: Level III member
--Rockingham Memorial Hospital
Rockingham Memorial Hospital, located in Harrisonburg, VA, is a 238-bed community hospital providing the best in healthcare services since 1912. We serve a seven-county area with a population of close to 200,000,
admitting more than 16,300 inpatients, nearly 192,000 outpatients and delivering close to 1,700 babies per year. RMH was named to Becker's Hospital Review List of "50 of the Greenest Hospitals in America". RMH is a member of Sentara Healthcare.
Contact: Mike Rozmus
Welcome back Level II member: HighSpeedLink
Rural Broadband Network Services LLC t/a highspeedLINK is an IP-based communications provider with headquarters located in Harrisonburg, VA. We provide products and services to customers in Rockingham, Page, Augusta
and Shenandoah Counties, including local and long distance telephone services, IP video services, data services for Internet access and wide-area networking. Our focus is on providing communications to under served areas in rural communities. We also offer
alternatives to wire-line telecommunications with our advanced microwave technologies. Our micro-data center can hold thousands of terabytes of data and is connected to a major fiber backbone and is located in close proximity to our customers for on-site access.
Welcome Back: Level I Member-- Shenandoah University
Shenandoah University is a comprehensive private university with an enrollment of about 4,000 students in six schools: College of Arts & Sciences, Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business, Shenandoah Conservatory, Bernard J. Dunn School
of Pharmacy, Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing, School of Health Professions (Athletic Training, Respiratory Care, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies and Physical Therapy). The university offers over 100 programs of study at the undergraduate,
graduate and doctoral levels.
Contact: Anne Marchant
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