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FIRST2: Welcoming all students as leaders

Welcome!  Students are a critical component of the First2 Network.  All students who participate in the First2 Network are regarded as student leaders and student voices, opinions, and insights are central to our workWe can't wait to get you involved.

The First2 Network welcomes first-generation students, other underrepresented students in STEM fields, and student allies. Recent alumni are encouraged to continue their involvement with the network as well.

Interested but not sure you can afford it? First2 Network is committed to providing travel support, meals, and lodging to support student participation in network meetings and events.

First2 Network is also committed to providing leadership development training, access to opportunities, and mentoring to students in our network.

To learn how to get involved in the network, read through our website or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

First2 Network Promotional Video, 2018 from Thrown2Gether Productions (T2G) on Vimeo.

First2 Network does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender or gender identity, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

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Expanding the First2 STEM Success Network.

  • Award Number: HRD-1834595; Principal Investigator: Sarah Riley; High Rocks Educational Corporation.
  • Award Number: HRD-1834586; Principal Investigator: Juliana Serafin; Higher Education Policy Commission Division of Science and Research.
  • Award Number: HRD-1834601; Principal Investigator: Sue Ann Heatherly; Associated Universities Inc/Green Bank Observatory
  • Award Number:HRD-1834575; Principal Investigator: Erica Harvey; Fairmont State University.
  • Award Number: HRD-1834569; Principal Investigator: Gay Stewart; Co-Principal Investigators: Roxann Humbert, John Stewart, Marjorie Darrah, West Virginia University