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  1. A Three-Day Internship at Chemours (Washington Works, WV Site) Promotes STEM

    15 Oct 2019 | Contributor(s): Adam Smith

    A group of five West Virginia 2019 high school graduates, three college student mentors, and Professor of Chemistry at Fairmont State University, Erica Harvey, recently attended a week-long internship in the research and development labs at Washington Works through a unique partnership between...

  2. First2 Network Evaluation Report, Year 1

    10 Sep 2019 | Contributor(s): Caitlin Howley, Johnavae Campbell, Kimberly Cowley

    This report summarizes findings, conclusions, and recommendations from evaluation of the First2 Network' first year, from project launch in September 2018 through July, 2019. To understand the various levels at which the network functions, findings are organized by four analytic levels: 1)...

  3. Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees: Systemic Change to Support Students' Diverse Pathways (2016)

    25 Aug 2019 | Contributor(s): Cindy Ziker

    Nearly 40 percent of the students entering 2- and 4-year postsecondary institutions indicated their intention to major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in 2012. But the barriers to students realizing their ambitions are reflected in the fact that about half of those...

  4. National Academy Indicators for Undergraduate Education

    25 Aug 2019 | Contributor(s): Cindy Ziker

     Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals generate a stream of scientific discoveries and technological innovations that fuel job creation and national economic growth. Ensuring a robust supply of these professionals is critical for sustaining growth and...

  5. NSF INCLUDES ASPIRE Alliance Tools for Institutional Change

    04 Aug 2019 | Contributor(s): Cindy Ziker

    Aspire invites institutions of higher education interested in participating in the IChange Network to complete an application that provides information about the institution's readiness to change in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) including their awareness, commitment to...

  6. Making Connections: A First2 and eSEM Knowledge Sharing Webinar

    04 Aug 2019 | Contributor(s): Cindy Ziker

    SRI International hosted a recorded webinar on August 3rd, 2019 for the purpose of sharing knowledge between two NSF INCLUDES funded projects: the Early STEM Engagement for Minority Males through a Network of Minority Serving Institutions DDLP and the First2 Alliance Network.  Presenters...

  7. Findings from the first two years of the First2 Network

    21 Jun 2019 | Documents | Contributor(s): Sue Ann Heatherly, Sarah Starcovic, Rebecca Rutherford, Erica Lyn Harvey, Joanna Burt-Kinderman, Sarah Riley, Caitlin Howley

    This poster was presented at the WV Academy of Science Meeting in March 2019.  The abtsract for the poster was published in the Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science, vol. 91, number 1

  8. How to Start your First2 Team

    14 Jun 2019 | Documents | Contributor(s): Dezirea Ann Boore

    This is an explanation for those co-chairs who are very new to the HUBzero platform. This explains how to use basically everything on the First2 site, in order for you to start your team!

  9. Transforming a Word Doc to A Google Doc

    14 Jun 2019 | Documents | Contributor(s): Dezirea Ann Boore

    This is a step by step on uploading a word doc from HUBzero to the google drive, and then having that same file transformed back into an editable google doc. 

  10. Inside A Project

    06 Jun 2019 | Documents | Contributor(s): Dezirea Ann Boore

    This is an explanation of everything you see in a project and how to use each tool.

  11. Inside A Group

    06 Jun 2019 | Documents | Contributor(s): Dezirea Ann Boore

    This is a description of what you can find inside a group and how each thing works.

  12. Explanation of the First2 Page

    06 Jun 2019 | Documents | Contributor(s): Dezirea Ann Boore

    This is an explanation of what everything is and does when you first log into your First2 Account.

  13. Creating A Collection

    06 Jun 2019 | Documents | Contributor(s): Dezirea Ann Boore

    Here are step by step instructions on how to create a collection through the First2 Network.

  14. LSAMP CIPs that were formerly used

    06 Jun 2019 | Documents | Contributor(s): Jan Taylor

    CIPs included       03 Natural Resources Conservation & Research   11 Computer & Info....

  15. Other NSF INCLUDES Alliances

    25 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sue Ann Heatherly

    The NSF INCLUDES Community is  growing.  Besides the First2 Network, several other Alliances were funded in 2018.  They are listed below with links to their award abstracts: Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions: University of Texas at El PasoSTEM...

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    07 Mar 2019 | Tools


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Expanding the First2 STEM Success Network.

  • Award Number: HRD-1834595; Principal Investigator: Sarah Riley; High Rocks Educational Corporation.
  • Award Number: HRD-1834586; Principal Investigator: Juliana Serafin; Higher Education Policy Commission Division of Science and Research.
  • Award Number: HRD-1834601; Principal Investigator: Sue Ann Heatherly; Associated Universities Inc/Green Bank Observatory
  • Award Number:HRD-1834575; Principal Investigator: Erica Harvey; Fairmont State University.
  • Award Number: HRD-1834569; Principal Investigator: Gay Stewart; Co-Principal Investigators: Roxann Humbert, John Stewart, Marjorie Darrah, West Virginia University