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STEM Student Retention in West Virginia: What are We Learning?

May 10 - 12
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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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Latest First2 Network news and announcements

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  • Have you heard about Impact Fellowships?
    Generation WV is a state-wide organization dedicated to attracting, retaining, and advancing young people in the Mountain State. One of their signature programs is the…
  • STEM Undergraduate Outreach Specialist AmeriCorps Opportunity
    The First2 Network, in partnership with the Pulsar Search Collaboratory and the Green Bank Observatory, is sponsoring a 6-month AmeriCorps position (beginning in March, 2021).…
  • Marshall University offers major STEM scholarship
    Marshall University is excited to announce an exciting scholarship opportunity for students who have financial need and are interested in STEM. The scholarship will provide…
  • Neuron is Out!
    Happy holidays, everyone! Want something inspiring to read? Check out the latest edition of the Neuron, WV’s journal of science and research. There’s a lot…

Mar 2021

Leadership Team Meetings – Mar 2 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Student Directors Meeting – Mar 2 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Student Leadership Meeting – Mar 2 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Accountability and Tutoring Session – Mar 3 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Backbone Meeting – Mar 4 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol – Mar 5 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Staff and Americorps Check-In – Mar 5 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Staff and Americorps Check-In – Mar 5 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Upcoming First2 Network events and opportunities

Learn how to Start an Undergraduate Research Program at your Institution, November 10 6-7 PM

Join First2 Network Leaders Michelle Richards-Babb and Micheal Fultz for this informative session. Registration is required.