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Dana Silicki
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Miscellaneous Information:

Dana joined IALR in August of 2010 and serves as the Advanced Learning Program Coordinator for grades PreK-5. In this role, she prepares and implements educational STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming for youth and the teachers that educate them. Dana facilitates IALR's STEM Summer Adventure programs, Southern Virginia Educators Development Institute (SEDI), in-school and out-of-school programs, and other community outreach efforts. Dana has eleven years of experience in education and extension as a teacher, 4-H agent, and program coordinator and enjoys facilitating new programs to meet the needs of the community. Dana graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Dairy Science and M.S. in Career and Technical Education and holds a Postgraduate Professional Teaching License.



Solution Finders - Cucumber Grafting

Solution Finders - Cucumber Grafting

IALR scientists are collaborating with regional growers to increase their revenue by working with them to graft English cucumbers. IALR scient...

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  • Why Workforce Development Matters

    Danville Community College (DCC) and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) embarked on a workforce development project commonly referred to as Capstone in the community.  Capstone or the Gene Haas Center for Integrated Machining is a third year advanced machining program for students looking to build upon skills learned during their first two years at DCC.

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