Norfolk Science Technology & Advanced Research, or NORSTAR, is a STEM program for gifted and high-ability high school students in Norfolk Public Schools.


This looks like fun!I am sad I didn't find out about it in time to plan a NORSTAR field trip

In partnership with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), Nauticus will host their 93-foot flagship vessel, the R/V Virginia, on September 21-23. VIMS has invited the public to board the vessel for a FREE 10-min tour during select times.

Free and open to the public, but registration is required to participate in the tour. Everyone in your party must fill out the registration form. Guests must be at least 13 years of age to board the vessel, and the tour will consist of multiple sets of steep stairs. If you’re interested in joining a tour, please register here.

To register, visit

The vessel will be docked in the Schooners usual location off the pier behind Nauticus.

Photos from NORSTAR's post 08/30/2023

Lego Wonders of the World! Great team-building going on in NORSTAR!

Photos from NORSTAR's post 08/23/2023

NORSTAR Team Building!! This was a super-fun Open House activity. A little friendly competition to kick off the school year!


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Big thank-you to some awesome NORSTAR students for these great gifts.

Photos from NORSTAR's post 05/05/2023

Star Wars fighter jets! May the 4th be with you!

Photos from NORSTAR's post 04/20/2023
Photos from NORSTAR's post 04/20/2023

Preparing for takeoff.

Photos from NORSTAR's post 04/20/2023

Building bridges!




Join Us!

Photos from NORSTAR's post 03/25/2023

So proud of this group!! Every single NORSTAR student left with an award! Way to go!!

Photos from NORSTAR's post 03/25/2023

Let the games begin!

Photos from NORSTAR's post 03/24/2023

Getting Ready for the Great Computer Challenge.

Photos from NORSTAR's post 02/28/2023

Project workflow

Photos from NORSTAR's post 02/04/2023

Happy Friday!

Photos from NORSTAR's post 01/12/2023

Bouncy Balls! The next generation of NORSTAR Outreach.

Photos from NORSTAR's post 12/15/2022

Happy Holidays from NORSTAR!!

Photos from NORSTAR's post 12/02/2022

NORSTAR students did a superb job presenting at the NPS Specialty Program Showcase!

Photos from NORSTAR's post 10/27/2022

Lots of fun tonight at Lake Taylor School's Fall Festival. NORSTAR pulled it all together like CHAMPS to design and build this awesome roller coaster


NORSTAR Outreach at Lake Taylor School's Fall Festival. Maiden voyage of the NORSTAR roller coaster. Fun night!!

Photos from NORSTAR's post 10/25/2022

NORSTAR Roller coaster is coming together.


Testing another roller coaster component


Improving the roller coaster prototype


Working prototype today. Ultimate paper coaster coming soon!


More great collaboration between NORSTAR students designing a roller coaster prototype.


One of my favorite things about NORSTAR is watching the students collaborate. Great minds!

Photos from NORSTAR's post 10/06/2022

NORSTAR students experimented with some roller coaster designs. Prototype development.

Photos from NORSTAR's post 09/29/2022

NORSTAR heroes taught their peers the basics of OnShape software. Love that teamwork!


NORSTAR students relaxing after a long day of research.

Photos from NORSTAR's post 09/09/2022

At the NORSTAR Cup Challenge, innovation and teamwork were on full display!


Wonderful collaboration, teamwork (and a little ingenuity) at the NORSTAR Cup Challenge!


Great teamwork stacking cups without actually touching themin the NORSTAR Cup Challenge!

Photos from NORSTAR's post 09/09/2022

NORSTAR Cup Challenge! Teams were required to use all of their 120 cups, work as a team and...they could not touch their cups when stacking! The results were impressive, innovative, and at times, disappointing!


Have a great year!!

Photos from NORSTAR's post 09/02/2022

NORSTAR Open House was a big success! It was wonderful to see everyone! We're looking forward to a great year!

Photos from NORSTAR's post 08/30/2022

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