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
- News from WVU Student Director Ty LandisWVU Student director Ty Landis is now a published research author!
- First2’s Sarah Starcovic is Involved in “Molecular Scissors” ResearchResearchers at the School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine are now able to view synthetic DNA at the atomic level, giving them the ability to understand how to change its structure. Such understanding could be key to unlocking … Read more
- Apprenticeships Works Program at Robert C Byrd Institute and the Green Bank ObservatoryThe Robert C. Byrd Institute is leading the way with their innovative apprenticeship program. This Gazette article highlights their work and the apprenticeships at the Green Bank Observatory. While the article stresses the importance of internships and apprenticeships for West Virginians … Read more
- WVU Tech First2 Escape Room EventWVU Tech’s First2 Club and Gaming @ Tech club collaborated to host an escape room event for students and faculty. It was a larger turnout than we expected as a total of 40 people showed up! The event also provided a … Read more
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Sep 2023FW: [EXTERNAL] Improvement Science Team – recurring Mondays – Sep 25 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Improvement Science Team Meeting – Sep 25 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
SAH coaching available – Sep 25 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First2 Check In – Sep 26 at 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Make-up Student Director Meetings – Sep 26 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Make-up Student Director Meetings – Sep 26 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SAH coaching available – Sep 28 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Backbone Meeting – Sep 28 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 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