Classroom Sessions & Indoor Activities

10:00 a.m.

STEM in the Gym, E107
An integrative way to experience and reinforce science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in physical education. It is a fun way to learn core content in the fitness arena and connect to kinesthetic learners. Recommended for ages 5-11.
Matthew Harpold, Instructor of Physical Education
E107

Soft Pastel Portrait Demonstration
Professor of Studio Arts Colin Ferguson will demonstrate the process of creating one of his intimate portraits in soft pastel including a discussion on pastel sticks, pencils and paper.
Colin Ferguson, Professor of Art
E215

Careers in Technology, Science and Engineering
The faculty group Women in Technology, Science and Engineering (WITSE) will discuss possible careers, educational options, salaries, and more.
Patricia Silva-Santisteban, Assistant Professor of Information Technology
E221

Fear of Public Speaking: Get Over It!
Afraid of public speaking?  We’ve got the tips and tricks to kick your fears to the curb.
Joanne Horton, Instructor of Communication Studies and Theatre
E223

Chess and Math Emporium
Play chess with a National Chess Master.  Plus, enjoy hands-on math activities and learn about the Tower of Hanoi puzzle. 
Ken Williams, Associate Professor of Mathematics
H110

Non-Verbal Communication
Dr. Ronald Beverly, Professional Counselor
H201

Make Your Own DNA Necklace!
Explore the world of DNA. Extract DNA from strawberries, and use it to make your very own DNA necklace that you can take home. Come find out what DNA really looks like.
Dr. Jaime Mergliano, Professor of Biology
H307

11:00 a.m.

STEM in the Gym, E107
An integrative way to experience and reinforce science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in physical education. It is a fun way to learn core content in the fitness arena and connect to kinesthetic learners. Recommended for ages 5-11.
Matthew Harpold, Instructor of Physical Education
E107

3D Printing Demonstration
3D printing is mesmerizing!  Come watch a 3D printer in action, and see completed pieces.  A 7-minute video will run every 30 minutes to present possibilities and issues.  Information about 3D printing services, both local and online, will be available.
Dr. Anna Bampton, Lecturer in Mathematics
E219

Chess and Math Emporium
Play chess with a National Chess Master.  Plus, enjoy hands-on math activities and learn about the Tower of Hanoi puzzles.  
Ken Williams, Associate Professor of Mathematics
H110

Job Interviewing Skills
You made it to the interview phase for that job you have been wanting.  Now what?  A successful job interview doesn't just happen - it takes planning and practice.  Come learn how to be better in person than you are on paper!
Thomas Parrott, Student Services Specialist
H201

Make Your Own DNA Necklace!
Explore the world of DNA. Extract DNA from strawberries, and use it to make your very own DNA necklace that you can take home. Come find out what DNA really looks like.
Dr. Jaime Mergliano, Professor of Biology
H307

12:00 p.m.

3D Printing Demonstration
3D printing is mesmerizing!  Come watch a 3D printer in action, and see completed pieces.  A 7-minute video will run every 30 minutes to present possibilities and issues.  Information about 3D printing services, both local and online, will be available.
Dr. Anna Bampton, Lecturer in Mathematics
E219

Appl-icious: Free iPad, iPhone and iPod Apps
Learn about the coolest, free ways to use your iPhone or iPad by exploring apps for work, home, school and play. Plus, learn some of the basics of navigating and using the features of your iPad/iPhone. Bring your own device to play along!
Heather Sorrel, Coordinator of Student Affairs at the Virginia Community College System
E223

Chess and Math Emporium
Play chess with a National Chess Master.  Plus, enjoy hands-on math activities and learn about the Tower of Hanoi puzzles.  
Ken Williams, Associate Professor of Mathematics
H110

Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady
Hey kids, looking for a giggly good time? Local storyteller Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady, will tell a tale, sing some songs, and share a silly poem or two. This interactive story time is for ages 3-9.
Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady
H202

Chromatography T-shirts
Use chromatography to create a tie-dye effect on a T-shirt.  Supplies are limited. Ages 5+.
Dr. Kristine Smetana, Professor of Chemistry, and Chemistry Club
H307

1:00 p.m.

Young Adult Literature: More than Harry Potter, Vampires and Dystopia
Young Adult Literature, for teens 12-18, is one of the largest growing markets in the publishing business and is moving to a new group--New Adults.  Come explore this changing genre as we discuss the changes from rebels to realism.
Judy Johnson, Associate Professor of English
E221

John Tyler and the Rosenwald Schools Initiative
Learn about JTCC's involvement in the statewide Rosenwald Schools initiative and what Tyler students, faculty, and staff have been doing in our community to help preserve these important local histories.
Dr. Alyce Miller, Associate Professor of History
E223

Easy Fashion Sketching
Calling on all fashion designer wannabes! Learn a fool proof method for drawing the fashion model & begin designing clothes! Learn the three basic skills needed to be a good designer; paper & pencils provided-just bring your fashion forward inspiration!
Genny Epstein of Gennyville
E225

Magic: Science or Illusion
A 15-20 minute magic show for elementary-school-aged children consisting of illusions and chemistry reactions.
Dr. Rhodora Snow, Professor of Chemistry, and Chemistry Students
H304a

Chromatography T-shirts
Use chromatography to create a tie-dye effect on a T-shirt.  Supplies are limited. Ages 5+.
Dr. Kristine Smetana, Professor of Chemistry, and Chemistry Club
H307

2:00 p.m.

3D Printing Demonstration
3D printing is mesmerizing!  Come watch a 3D printer in action, and see completed pieces.  A 7-minute video will run every 30 minutes to present possibilities and issues.  Information about 3D printing services, both local and online, will be available.
Dr. Anna Bampton, Lecturer in Mathematics
E219

Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady
Hey kids, looking for a giggly good time? Local storyteller Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady, will tell a tale, sing some songs, and share a silly poem or two. This interactive story time is for ages 3-9.
Ali Pfautz, The Story Lady
H202

Popular Reading: Wondering What to Read Next?
The popular reading collection at John Tyler Community College is full of titles for all types of readers. Come find what to read next! 
Laura Davis, Library Assistant
H202k

Magic: Science or Illusion
A 15-20 minute magic show for elementary-school-aged children consisting of illusions and chemistry reactions.
Dr. Rhodora Snow, Professor of Chemistry, and Chemistry Students
H304a

Chromatography T-shirts
Use chromatography to create a tie-dye effect on a T-shirt.  Supplies are limited. Ages 5+.
Dr. Kristine Smetana, Professor of Chemistry, and Chemistry Club
H307

3:00 p.m.

3D Printing Demonstration
3D printing is mesmerizing!  Come watch a 3D printer in action, and see completed pieces.  A 7-minute video will run every 30 minutes to present possibilities and issues.  Information about 3D printing services, both local and online, will be available.
Dr. Anna Bampton, Lecturer in Mathematics
E219

Languages: Your Passport to the World
Come learn about free apps and web sites for children and adults to help you start learning another language or improve one that you already know.
Susan Birdsong, Instructor of Spanish, and JTCC Language Students
H202

Stormwater Management
This class is designed to provide general information about stormwater pollution prevention. It describes best management practices that are useful and important for preventing or eliminating stormwater pollution.
Greg Dunaway, Director of Facilities Operations
H110

Magic: Science or Illusion
A 15-20 minute magic show for elementary school aged children consisting of illusions and chemistry reactions.
Dr. Rhodora Snow, Professor of Chemistry, and Chemistry Students
H304a

Chromatography T-shirts
Use chromatography to create a tie-dye effect on a T-shirt.  Supplies are limited. Ages 5+.
Dr. Kristine Smetana, Professor of Chemistry, and Chemistry Club
H307

Ongoing

Spanish Language and Crafts for Children
Introduce your child to Spanish and Spanish-speaking countries through music and crafts.
Susan Birdsong, Instructor of Spanish; Dr. Celia Fryer, Professor of Spanish; and JTCC Language Students
H105

Games, Games, Games and Prizes!
Play games, win play money, and then buy your prize! 
Business and IT Faculty
H106

¡Bingo Internacional!
Learn about other countries and languages while playing bingo. 
Susan Birdsong, Instructor of Spanish; Dr. Celia Fryer, Professor of Spanish; and JTCC Language Students
H107

Math Magic, Puzzles and Games
Play math games, solve puzzles, and figure out math brain teasers. There will be lots of chocolate as prizes.
Dr. Sabah Saleem, Associate Professor of Mathematics
H112

Fun with Physics
A look at fun things through the eyes of physics.
Dr. Phuc Tran, Associate Professor of Physics
H301

Shrinky Dink Cells
Kids of all ages will have fun making shrinky dinks from different types of cells.  After coloring their creation, they can watch it shrink in a toaster oven to produce their personalized masterpiece that can function as a cool bracelet or backpack tag.
Dr. Patricia Smeltz, Associate Professor of Biology

E201

STEM-H Programs, Careers, and Activities for All Ages
Science, technology, engineering, math and health (STEM-H) have so much to offer, from rewarding careers to a better understanding of our high-tech world. Join us and learn about STEM programs and careers, and for fun activities for all ages.
Dr. Pascal Renault, Professor of Physics
E202

Robots, Robots, Robots!
Make your own small-scale robot and see the big robot in action.
Dr. Subhotosh Khan, Associate Professor of Engineering, and local high school robotics teams
H109

College Credit Options for High School Students
Come learn about dual enrollment options for high school students.  Discover how a student may earn a General Education Certificate or General Studies Associate's degree while attending high school.
Dr. Peggy Westcott, Director of Career Pathways, and Career Pathways Staff
Administration Bldg. Atrium

E = Eliades Hall
H = Hamel Hall