Tours

Surry Power Station

Surry Power Station is located about one and a half hours from downtown Richmond. We are working closely with Dominion Energy is hosting a plant tour for students attendees. The total number of available spaces will be limited to 20 participants. Lunch will be provided by Dominion Energy on the tour.

 

 

 

 


Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News Shipbuilding is one of the most historically prolific shipyards, building both naval and commercial ships. Located in Newport News, VA, approximately one and a half hours from Richmond, their facilities span more than 550 acres in one of the great harbor areas of the East Coast. Moreover, Newport News Shipbuilding is the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy submarines. With approximately $4 billion in revenues and more than 20,000 employees, NNS is the largest industrial employer in Virginia and the largest shipbuilding company in the United States. The students will have the opportunity to tour facilities in a bus tour provided by the company. Afterwards engineers will share their experience with augmented reality. This tour will be limited to 40 participants.

 


Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute

In this tour, students will have the opportunity to visit Hampton University’s Proton Therapy Institute. The capacity will be limited to 50 participants. When confronting cancer, there are countless paths towards recovery, each with their own benefits and challenges. Proton therapy is one of those paths, delivering effective, focused radiation treatment for a multitude of cancer types. While similar to conventional radiation, proton therapy delivers a much more precise dose of energy to the targeted area, often resulting in fewer side effects and less damage to surrounding tissue and organs as compared to traditional cancer treatments. As an alternative to traditional therapies, proton radiation is noninvasive and only lasts about a minute for each session, allowing many patients to continue leading their regular lives with few challenges. Come take a tour of the largest free-standing proton therapy facility in the world.

 


Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Hardywood Brewery is one of Richmond’s favorite spots. It was founded in Richmond and has been soulfully brewing beer since 2011. Today, Hardywood operates a brewery and taproom in Richmond, will be opening a brewery and taproom in Charlottesville soon, and has plans for a $28M brewing facility and beer campus in Goochland, Virginia slated for 2018. One of the more unique characteristics of this expanding brewing company is its commitment to minimizing their environmental impact through striving to source all of their power through renewable energy. Note this is a 21+ event and the capacity of this tour will be 50.

 


Framatome Technical Training Center Tour

Student’s will get the opportunity to tour the Framatome’s Mock-up Facilities in Lynchburg, Virginia. In addition to touring facilities, they will be given the opportunity to connect with professionals and other student interns. This tour will be limited to 20 participants. http://www.framatome.com/EN/us_platform-3154/framatome-technical-training-center.html

 

Naval Station Norfolk Sub Tour

A small group tour will be available for students interested in seeing the inside of a nuclear sub. Forty participants will have an opportunity to travel to Norfolk, Va and visit a US Navy base.