Improving STEM education in West Virginia and beyond

The First2 Network is an expanding group of over 1000 people and 30 organizations working to increase the number of college graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to strengthen our communities and drive an innovation economy in West Virginia and beyond. First2 focuses on rural, first-generation, low-income, and other underrepresented STEM students, making sure all our students can succeed.

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Read our December 2023 Newsletter

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Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol will be Feb. 10, 2024. Poster Abstracts are due Nov 11, 2023.

SAVE THE DATE: Our First2 Network Spring Conference is scheduled for May 16-May 18, 2024. More information coming soon!

Join the First2 Network


Connect with faculty and peers on your campus, build your professional skills, expand your networks, and be a leader for change.

K-12 Teachers:

Prepare K-12 students for STEM success and invite undergraduate STEM student ambassadors to visit your school.


Collaborate to improve the STEM experience and share knowledge in support of first-generation and other underrepresented STEM students.

Organizational Partners:

Strengthen STEM pathways for academic and professional success and share information about STEM opportunities.

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Apr 2024

Co-Chair Check-In – Apr 16 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Makeup Student Director Meeting – Apr 16 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Makeup Student Director Meeting – Apr 17 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Backbone Meeting – Apr 18 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FW: [EXTERNAL] Backbone Meeting – Apr 18 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SAH coaching available – Apr 18 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FW: [EXTERNAL] Backbone Meeting – Every Thursday – Apr 18 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Measurement Team Meeting – Apr 19 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm