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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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  • 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…
  • Strategic Plan now available.
    The First2 Network Strategic Plan has been published. Learn more about it here.
  • First2 Network December Newsletter is Out!
    The December edition contains lots of student opportunities and a info on a webinar for all members on January 8. Check it out!
  • HEPC releases enrollment report. How can First2 help?
    Enrollment in WV Higher education institutions has continued a five-year decline according to a new report just released by the HEPC. HEPC Chancellor Sarah Tucker…

Jan 2021

Staff and Americorps Check-In – Jan 19 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Staff and Americorps Check-In – Jan 19 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
First2 Steering Committee – Jan 19 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Staff and Americorps Check-In – Jan 19 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
First2 Steering Committee – Jan 19 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Leadership Team Meetings – Jan 19 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Student Directors Meeting – Jan 19 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Staff and Americorps Check-In – Jan 20 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 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.