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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.


Latest First2 Network news and announcements

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  • Apprenticeships Works Program at Robert C Byrd Institute and the Green Bank Observatory
    The Robert C. Byrd Institute is leading the way with their innovative apprenticeship program. This Gazette article highlights their work and the apprenticeships at the…
  • WVU Tech First2 Escape Room Event
    WVU Tech’s First2 Club and Gaming @ Tech club collaborated to host an escape room event for students and faculty. It was a larger turnout…
  • WVU Club News
    We will be having a graduation party April 26th at 7 pm in the Towers Ballroom to celebrate our amazing seniors! Aubrey Cumberledge was awarded…
  • University of Charleston
    During this month several of our club members were accepted to WV-INBRE summer research internships. Members include: Lauren Roush, Tanner Richmond, Emily Hissom, and Hailey…

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Jun 2023

Improvement Science Team Meeting – extended until 8/28/23 – Jun 12 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
SAH coaching available – Jun 12 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Erica and Brigid Catch Up – Jun 13 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
SAH coaching available – Jun 15 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Annual Report Upload Party – Jun 15 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Backbone Meeting – Jun 15 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
FW: [EXTERNAL] Backbone Meeting – Jun 15 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Measurement Team Meeting – Jun 16 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Upcoming STEM events and opportunities

Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol will be Feb. 10,2023. Poster Abstracts are due Nov 11, 2023.

The 97th annual West Virginia Academy of Science meeting will be hosted at Pipestem Resort Sat. April 22rd, 2023.

WVCTM Conference March17-18, 2023 at Stonewall Jackson