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October 16, 2014  
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Flying objects at our luncheon this week! See the video and pictures
ASQ & BRCC present Auditor Training
D.I.G.I.T.A.L, a free 1-day event for middle school girls, Oct 25, by JMU's Women in Technology
FIRST Lego League (FLL) Harrisonburg regional competition. Sat., Nov. 8, 2014; all are welcome. FREE
Registration is open: Share Fair, Nov. 8, Bridgewater College; Sat., Nov. 8, 2014;

Flying objects at our luncheon this week! See the video and pictures via the SVTC Facebook page

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Management Systems Auditor Training Course
October 27 & 28 2014, All Day Event | Plecker Center, BRCC
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Today's management systems are made up of more than just quality requirements. Additional requirements are integrated into the system including environmental, safety, customer agreements, etc. Today's management system auditors need to be able to audit integrated management systems. 2 days--Oct 27 & 28  

Presented by ASQ Blue Ridge in partnership with Blue Ridge Community College



Course agenda:

  • Audit fundamentals
  • Auditor competencies
  • Making sense of integrated management systems
  • The 6 stages of a professional audit
  • Auditor communication and conflict resolution
  • Quality tools & techniques

Course fee:  $385 for ASQ members and $485 for non-members

Class is limited to first 14 paid registrants

To register contact BRCC Continuing Education at (540)453-2215 or 


 View PDF of Course Flyer 

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D.I.G.I.T.A.L, a free 1-day event for middle school girls interested in technology
Sat., Oct. 25, 2014; 9:30 am - 2:00 pm, JMU Memorial Hall 

DIGITAL is designed to inspire girls to break limits and explore technology through hands-on activities led by female JMU students.


Registration is free, but please register so that we can plan for your attendance! 



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FIRST Lego League (FLL) Harrisonburg regional competition
Sat., Nov. 8, 2014; JMU ISAT Bldg, 8:00 - 3:00 pm. Free. Everyone welcome to check it out!
JMU College of Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT/CS bldg)
(To compete, you must be part of a team, and be registered.) 
FIRST Lego League 2014
2014 theme: FLL World Class, Learning Unleashed



VA-DC FIRST Lego League (FLL) competition at JMU's ISAT bldg -- free and all are welcome to see what it's all about. Prepare for noise and excitement! And ROBOTICS!! And Legos!


Imagine a program so engaging that students across the globe can't wait to learn. Imagine kids solving problems that have a real, meaningful impact on the world today. Imagine students having fun, working together and practicing relevant science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills in a whole new way.

FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) brings these visions to life through an exciting alliance between two world-class organizations: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST®) and The LEGO Group.


Interested in lending some elbow grease on Nov 8th at the Shenandoah Valley regional competition?? Here are the positions you can help with -- NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE OR TECHNICAL KNOW-HOW required! VA-DC FLL Volunteering info


Just want to see what it's all about? Come and walk in, and bring some potential new FLL-ers. The Nov 8th regional competition is a great place to get acquainted:


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Registration is open: Share Fair, Nov. 8, Bridgewater College
Sat., Nov. 8, 2014; Bridgewater College 
Intended for: The public. Teachers. Students. 
Registration -- choose between public, teacher, or volunteer

Some of the participants will include: Anatomy in Clay Centers; Augusta Health; Boy Scouts of America; Bridgewater College; Murder at Old Fields Forensic Science; Explore More Discovery Museum;                KEVA planks; Discovery Kids Puterbugs; STEM Tot Academy; the Jane Goodall Institute; The Nature Conservancy; Virginia FIRST Robotics. SPACE FOR THE PUBLIC WILL BE LIMITED.


More info about Share Fair:  or the site: (Choose between public, teacher, or volunteer)


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