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Sophomore’s Painting Exhibited at Capitol

Sophomore Wins First Place in 2015 Congressional Art Competition For the second year in a row, a TJ student has won first place in the Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by the Congressional Institute. A panel of artists from each congressional

Posted in June 2015, Newsworthy

HackTJ 2.0: The Hack Is Back

Almost 60 teams spent over 24 hours coding apps and websites at TJ, enjoying every minute.

Posted in June 2015, Newsworthy

TJ Student Wins Big at ISEF

Read about the ISEF seven and other winning projects, including Ava’s humanoid robot, and find out how the new Jefferson Underclassmen Multidiscipline Projects (JUMP) Lab is encouraging student research.

Posted in June 2015, Newsworthy

Meet Four Alums Who Came Back to TJ . . . Full Time

Meet Four Alums Who Came Back to TJ . . . to Teach Math These four teachers grew up here, went to the same elementary, middle, and high school as their students, walked the same halls (they can say this

Posted in June 2015, Newsworthy

TJ: The Latest Hot Speaker Venue

As TJ becomes a forum for the sharing of innovative ideas, students learn to keep their minds wide open.

Posted in June 2015, Newsworthy

STEM Outreach: TJ Students’ “9th Period”

STEM Outreach Is TJ Students’ “9th Period” TJ’s built-in extracurricular 8th period provides a wonderful opportunity to tutor and mentor younger students at nearby schools, and many TJ students spend some of their 8th Period time reaching out, but an

Posted in June 2015, Newsworthy

Alumni Come Back for 2015 Career Fair

Alumni Career Fair Showcases (Real) Life After TJ The annual Alumni Career Fair took over Gym 2 during both blocks of 8th Period on Friday, April 10th.  As in past years, more than two dozen alumni took the afternoon off

Posted in June 2015, Newsworthy

Alumni Couple Launches STEM Middle School

Alumni Couple Launches STEM Middle School Starting this fall, Northern Virginia’s 4th-7th graders will have another educational option, Ideaventions Academy, courtesy of the husband-and-wife team of Ryan (right) and Juliana Heitz (below), both TJ ’93. Citing TJ as a major

Posted in June 2015, Newsworthy

Alum Tackles Biggest Problems

’99 alum and his companies are defining new frontiers in biomedicine, nutrition, agriculture, and sustainability.

Posted in June 2015, Newsworthy

Alum Writes Another Bestseller

Bestselling novelist Ian Caldwell tells students the true story behind his hard-fought success.

Posted in June 2015, Newsworthy