You need an account to perform this action.

Event: TJHSST Techstravaganza

Venue: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Category: family

Date: Saturday April 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Joined by: 0 people. (join this event to receive reminders)

Find more info on TJHSST Techstravaganza in Alexandria


A free, open to the public hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students, Techstrav attracts hundreds of attendees in Northern Virginia every year.


Over 300 TJ student and teacher volunteers interact with bright young students through various engaging STEM activities and demonstrations, including lava lamps, banana DNA, CS workshops, student robotics teams, and other science and mathematics exhibits. 


For more information, visit our website at Techstravaganza.org.




Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Alexandria, VA

6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA, 22312, US

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (also known as TJHSST, TJ, or Jefferson) is a Virginia state-chartered magnet school located within Fairfax County, Virginia. It is a regiona... (read more)
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (also known as TJHSST, TJ, or Jefferson) is a Virginia state-chartered magnet school located within Fairfax County, Virginia. It is a regional high school operated by Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).
As a publicly funded and administered high school with very selective admissions, TJHSST is often compared with notable public magnet schools, although it did discontinue non-application based admission after the class of 1988. Attendance at TJHSST is open to students in six local jurisdictions based on an admissions test, prior academic achievement, recommendations, and essays. The selective admissions program was initiated in 1985 through the cooperation of state and county governments, as well as corporate sponsorship from the defense and technology industries. TJHSST occupies the building of the previously FCPS non-selective Thomas Jefferson High School (constructed in 1965). TJHSST is one of 18 Virginia Governor's Schools, and a founding member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology. U.S. News & World Report ranked the school the best public high school in the nation from 2007 to 2013. In 2014 and 2015, TJHSST once again placed first in Newsweek's annual "America's Top Schools" ranking.
The school is currently undergoing a major renovation, which should be completed by the end of 2016. The renovation cost of about $89 million includes $67.4 million for construction, plus other costs related to permits, design fees, utilities and equipment. A replica of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello dome graces the school’s entrance. The renovation overhauls the school's aging facilities, many of which had not been updated since the school was built in 1964.
Add to Calendar 04/22/2017 10:00 AM 04/22/2017 16:00 PM America/New_York TJHSST Techstravaganza <P><SPAN>A free, open to the public hands-on STEM activity fair for elementary and middle school students, Techstrav attracts hundreds of attendees in Northern Virginia every year.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><SPAN> Over 300 TJ student and teacher volunteers interact with bright young students through various engaging STEM activities and demonstrations, including lava lamps, banana DNA, CS workshops, student robotics teams, and other science and mathematics exhibits. </SPAN></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><SPAN... Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria MM/DD/YYYY