NCI Celebrates Mentorship from Local Leaders


As NCI’s internship program winds down and interns prepare to go back to school in Blacksburg, Harrisonburg, and other far-off locations, NCI celebrated their successful completion of their internships and thanked the generosity of leaders from regional organizations who offered students jobs that provided experience related to their fields of study.

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It’s All About Skills & Teamwork for NCI Interns

A troubleshooter… an organizer …a driver…and a marketer. No, it’s not the answer to a Jeopardy question, it is the skill set for NCI’s robotics interns.

It is summertime and that means that New College Institute (NCI) is buzzing with summer interns who are gaining valuable experience in a variety of disciplines. Four of the students are working in a unique program where, as robotics interns, they will have the opportunity to return to NCI in a part-time capacity when they return to college in the fall.

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NCI’s Robotics Team Wins Challenge Cup


The Mid-Atlantic Broadband (MBC) Challenge Cup has a new home for the next year at New College Institute. The MBC Challenge Cup is a competition that rewards superior performance for FIRST FRC robotics teams in Southern Virginia. New College Institute’s team, STAGS, finished the highest of the 11 MBC-sponsored FRC robotics teams. In addition to $10,000, the STAGS gain possession of the MBC Challenge Cup trophy for one year. According to the team’s coach, Brian Pace, highlights from the competition season include being part of the winning alliance at the 2019 Richmond, Virginia district event; qualifying for the FIRST World Championship in Detroit, Michigan; and being selected by the number one seeded team in the Tesla Division at the World Championship.

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