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I/ITSEC 2017 Future Leaders Pavilion

 GSST Students Win First Place I/ITSEC  2017 Future Leaders Pavilion  Designing and Programming of Weight-sensing Post-OP Shoe New Horizons Governor’s School for Science & Technology (GSST) students, Gabriel Edwards and Nathan Robinson, both from Kecoughtan High School, Hampton City Public Schools​ were one of six schools in the county to compete in the 2017… Read more »

Team Relatively Relativistic participate in the Conrad Innovation Challenge

GSST students Jim Furches (York HS), Cale Overstreet (York HS), and Steven Peng (Grafton HS) are the members of Team Relatively Relativistic sponsored by Dr. Rhett Woo.  They are participating in the Conrad Innovation Challenge, which is a national competition seeking innovative products that would benefit society in five different categories. Teams from all… Read more »

Student Health Screening at Dozier Middle School

The afternoon Medical Assistant Class of 2018 participated in the Dozier Middle School Health Screening over a period of 4 days. Due to a successful pilot of using students during last school year, Nurse Bloom requested our assistance again this year. The health screening for 300 plus 7th grade students at Dozier Middle School…. Read more »

Mechatronics Program Recognized by Governor

Mechatronics Program Recognized by Governor Terry McAuliffe Pictured left to right: Dr. Seyed Akhavi, TNCC Dean; Dewey Ray, NHREC CTE Principal; Shelly Simonds NHREC Board of Trustees Chair; Ms. Pam Nuby, Canon VA.; Governor Terry McAuliffe; Rich Wilcox, TNCC Instructor; Dr. Anne Holton, Va. State Board of Education; Dr. Dietra Trent, Va. Secretary of Education… Read more »


“The Good Life Solution” – CTE Training to Employment On October 20, 2017 the NHREC Advanced Technical Careers Academy (ATCA) (Automotive, Construction and Manufacturing) conducted the “The Good Life Solution” employment program kick-off event facilitated by Training Modernization Group (TMG). The 2017-2018 ATCA Employment Program represents a revolutionary approach that focuses on employers hiring… Read more »

Robotics Team- Rumble in the Roads

New Horizons’ Robotic Team 122 had quite a day!   On Friday, November 4, 2017… there was a huge turn-out of mentors, students and parents to cheer on Team 122. The team finished the qualifying matches ranked 15th.  Team 122 was selected by the 4th seeded alliance and unfortunately lost in the semifinals. Kudos to… Read more »

GSST Senior discussed physics with Nobel Prize winner

Katherine Perkins is currently a senior at The Governor’s School.  Her mentor at NASA is Dr. Ryan Norman.  They will be using models to study how to reduce astronauts’ risk of radiation damage when astronauts are in space.  This is especially significant as longer deployments are planned. Dr. Norman introduced Katherine to his colleague… Read more »

Alumni manuscript accepted for publication

Alecia Guishard completed her senior mentorship with Dr. Sebastian Yakisich at Hampton University during the 2016-2017 school year.  Alecia wrote an article titled Translational Gap in Ongoing Clinical Trials for Glioma based on her work completed in Dr. Yakisich’s lab at Hampton University.  The manuscript has been accepted for publication in Journal of Clinical… Read more »

GSST Physics Instructor selected to attend 2017 Research Teachers Conference

Dr. Woo was one of 200 chosen nationally to represent Virginia at the 2017 Research Teachers Conference to be held in Washington D. C.   The Society for Science & the Public chose teachers to attend this event from October 13 to 15, 2017. During the conference, teachers will have the opportunity to share experiences, tips, and… Read more »

Tippe Top Project- Engineering Physics Class

  Seniors in the Engineering Physics III & IV class are assigned their first engineering design project the first day of school.  Using common materials – clay, a wooden dowel, and a ping pong ball – they must design a working tippe top.  A tippe top is a unique toy top that begins spinning… Read more »