Tech Tour Highlights Explosive Research in Charlottesville

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The 2015 Tech Tour, a local event to introduce area middle and high school students to the dynamic high technology world that exists in the Charlottesville/Albemarle County metro region, kicked off it’s 12th annual tour on Thursday, October 8 at PVCC’s Earl Dickinson Center.

Sponsored by the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC), this day-long technology tour is aimed at exposing students to the challenging and diverse career possibilities offered by our regional technology community. It is designed to help them envision themselves as technology employees, professionals and entrepreneurs in the next wave of tech advancements in the area.

Students representing 23 regional schools spent the day traveling to 72 selected companies for hands-on visits to meet employees and experience the use of technology in unique and specialized operations.

Participating organizations included Signature Science, which demonstrated experiments with students at its facility in the UVA Research Park.


All participating students were eligible to apply for two $2,500 scholarships for the purpose of continuing education.  CBIC’s Tech Tour Scholarship Program continues the non-profit organization’s ongoing commitment to growing the future technology-based workforce. Since 2003, CBIC has granted $33,000 in scholarships to local students.

For more information on the Tech Tour, visit, follow the tour on social media with #CBICTechTour.

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