Full STEAM Ahead is a conference by CodeVA dedicated to empowering young women through Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. We inspire our students by connecting them with female role models in engaging hands-on workshops. Our speakers will share their experience as leaders in their respective industries, highlighting the importance of STEAM and the power of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Full STEAM Ahead is a day-long event available to middle school girls, rising 6th through rising 9th graders, in the Greater Richmond Area. Full STEAM Ahead will be held at the VCU Engineering Building on Saturday, June 29th, 2019. The event lasts from approximately 8:15 am until 4:30 pm. For more details, check out our 2019 schedule.
Want to register? Browse our Workshop Tracks and let your student choose their favorite. Then, head over to our student registration page to check out and secure your spot! Tracks are available on a first come, first serve basis and are subject to change.
Want to speak? To discover how you can inspire, check out our Speaker Application Page. Ready to volunteer? Have questions? Interested in a need-based scholarship to attend? Don’t hesitate to contact us.
Meet our 2019 keynote speaker!
Jocelyn Blanchard is the senior manager of technology training at CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars and one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fifteen consecutive years. She is responsible for the training strategy for CarMax’s technology department. Additionally, she has built an incredible culture of continuous learning and leads the company’s growing technology internship and new hire Programs.
Jocelyn has over 10 years of experience working in the technology field with companies such as IBM. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Longwood University. Additionally, she is a certified Scrum Product Owner and Scrum Master. Jocelyn is enthusiastic about helping people discover their passions, strengths, and talents so they are empowered to create bold and innovative solutions to everyday challenges.