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Helen Howell and Martinsville and Henry County NSBE Jr. Chapter Receive Golden Torch Awards from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Helen Howell and Martinsville and Henry County NSBE Jr. Chapter Receive Golden Torch Awards from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

New College Institute Congratulates Howell and Martinsville Chapter for this Honor

Martinsville – The National Society of Black Engineers awarded one of their annual Golden Torch Awards to Helen Howell and the Martinsville/Henry County National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Jr. Chapter. NSBE’s Golden Torch Awards recognize excellence among technical professionals, corporate, government and academic leaders, and university and pre-college students.

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Kids visit STEM camp at NCI's Fayette Lab

NCI Camp Highlights Science in Everyday Life for Students

Local students engaged in hands-on science experiments during a one-day camp, Science in Everyday Life. The camp took place at New College Institute’s Fayette Lab, a fully-equipped exploratory science laboratory designed to promote engagement in the sciences for learners of all ages.

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Kids visiting NCI for Bring Your Kid to Work Day

Children Learn Firsthand What Work is like at NCI

It may be summer break for most children, but New College Institute (NCI) took the opportunity to invite their own school-age children to “work” at NCI for half a day. As part of NCI’s Bring a Kid to Work Day, employees of NCI were invited to bring their children, grandchildren, or other family members in grades K-12 to learn more about NCI’s operations and the educational opportunities available.

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NCI alumni posing at her new job

Learning the Books at Bassett Furniture

This summer, Hannah Huls is getting behind-the-scenes experience for a national furniture retailer — right here in Henry County! Though you often see Bassett Furniture products on HGTV and other national platforms, their headquarters remain here in Bassett, VA. Over the years, Bassett Furniture has hosted many interns through New College Institute — even hiring some of those interns for full-time roles.

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JMU and NCI collab to teach regional teachers about cybersecurity

JMU & NCI Prepare Regional Teachers in Cybersecurity

The New College Institute (NCI), in partnership with James Madison University (JMU), offered a four-day cybersecurity boot camp for regional teachers. Cybersecurity refers to a set of techniques used to protect the integrity of networks and prevent programs and data from being compromised.

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Students enjoying summer learning in NCI classroom

Summer Learning Looks Like Fun at NCI

Middle school students wrapped up a week of learning at New College Institute’s Explore Engineering camp. The summer camp, one of several offered by NCI, was designed to help middle school students explore the opportunities, skills, and challenges associated with engineering through a variety of hands-on experiences.

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Employees at Jones Deshon Orthodontics and NCI pose for Reading for Life Program

Jones & DeShon Orthodontics Sponsor NCI’s Reading For Life Program

New College Institute (NCI) is pleased to have a local business sponsor the Reading for Life program for the 2018–2019 school year for students in Martinsville, Henry and Patrick counties, and Carlisle schools. More than 960 families will be served by this program thanks to NCI and sponsor Jones & DeShon Orthodontics. This is NCI’s tenth year facilitating this program.

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Sovah Health Team meet for presentation in Martin-Lacy Lecture Hall

NCI & Sovah Health Team Up for Community Education

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common of all types of cancer? With cases of melanoma on the rise, Sovah Health-Martinsville and New College Institute (NCI) are working together to educate the community on prevention and risk factors to consider.

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Future teachers listen to presentation at NCI

NCI Invests in Career Success for Regional Teachers

In addition to a college degree, Virginia (along with all other states) also requires potential teachers to obtain passing scores on multiple Praxis tests before issuing a Virginia teaching license. New College Institute (NCI) offered a Praxis Boot Camp for four of the most common Praxis tests. The boot camp was free for all current and previous New College Students.

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