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VES Juniors Pioneer Student-led Education Sessions at New Vector Space in Lynchburg

What is a maker space, you may ask? It's a physical place for people interested in science, technology, engineering, math and art—STEAM disciplines—to convene, learn, teach and work on projects. Downtown Lynchburg is excited to welcome a new nonprofit company called Vector Space, which makes all of this available right here in our community.

VES leapt at the possibilities Vector Space presented to provide both learning and teaching opportunities for our students.

To read an Vector Space in a recent News & Advance article and learn about our venture, click through to the full story.
What is a maker space, you may ask? It's a physical place for people interested in science, technology, engineering, math and art—STEAM disciplines—to convene, learn, teach and work on projects. Downtown Lynchburg is excited to welcome a new nonprofit company called Vector Space, which makes all of this available right here in our community.

VES leapt at the possibilities Vector Space presented to provide both learning and teaching opportunities for our students. According to VES facutly member Marcia Yochum, "Vector Space is all about providing a fun environment to facilitate learning, and we were interested in collaborating with them to have our students create science-based learning sessions. This helps students really conquer the subject matter before they teach it to others. The program also is a great way for VES to be more deeply integrated in the Lynchburg community."

Two groups of juniors taught their first sessions this week with a project focused on seismic buildings that includes building structures with wood, clay, soldering and 3D printing. Participating in the two evening sessions were juniors Josh Barnard, Margaret Bassett, Will Clements, Garrett Frascati, Merri Baird Gravely, Chris Pyo, Libby Walsh and Alex Yang, along with faculty member Marcia Yochum.

More programs will be scheduled in the future with Vector Space as we build on this initial collaboration.

Read the News & Advance article about Vector Space.
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