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Improve STEM education in West Virginia

First2 Network is an expanding group of people and organizations across West Virginia that seeks to improve STEM persistence among rural, first-generation, and other underrepresented college students so that they – in turn – can contribute to an innovation economy in our State.


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  • First2’s Hannah Petronek awarded prestigious NSF GRF
    Congratulations to First2’s Hannah Petronek for being awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship grant to fund her graduate studies and research on fungal diversity! Hannah…
  • Your feedback matters!
    This spring and summer you may be invited to participate in interviews and surveys conducted by the team from ICF evaluating the First2 Network. Be…
  • First2 Evaluation Group shares 3 New Podcast Episodes
    We are always learning in the First2 Network, and our external evaluation team appreciates the contribution you all make in providing your feedback. In order…
  • Support SB228
    We all know that college affordability is an obstacle to completing a degree. And it is hard, if a student needs to leave temporarily for…

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Aug 2022

Backbone Meeting – Aug 18 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All Students Meeting – Aug 21 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
All Students Meeting – Aug 21 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Improvement Science Team Meeting – Aug 22 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Leadership Team Meetings – Aug 23 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Backbone Meeting – Aug 25 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Immersive Meeting – Aug 26 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Leadership Team Meetings – Aug 30 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Upcoming First2 Network events and opportunities

The 96th annual West Virginia Academy of Science meeting will be hosted at Fairmont University by the West Virginia Academy of Sciences Executive Committee on Sat. April 23rd, 2022.

Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improving Education: March 27-29, San Diego.

WVCTM Conference March18-19 at Stonewall Jackson