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WVUCE-STEM is actively engaged in increasing STEM education funding to WVU to allow us to achieve our goals of improving STEM education at WVU and in the state, as well as developing national STEM education models.

Kentucky-West Virginia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Funded for a third phase by a five-year, #3.5 million National Science Foundation grant beginning fall 2018, the project will examine underrepresented students' perceptions of science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines and careers and work to improve recruitment, retention and graduation rates of these students.
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A $1 million award from the National Science Foundation's Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program. The project will fund 20 scholarships to support students majoring in Computational Physics and impacting instruction in core courses taken by the majority of science and engineering students.

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INCLUDES Alliances: "First2 STEM Success Alliance"

A five-year grant project funded by the National Science Foundation's INCLUDES Alliances, will help STEM students transition to college, marry Appalachia's rural culture with the collegiate STEM culture and create a true ecosystem of STEM students that will stimulate generation to generation of successful STEM careers."

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Mountaineer Mathematics Master Teachers

A $75,000 one-year grant project funded by the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program, will promote the support and development of mathematics teachers in West Virginia. The project will lead to a more robust talent pipeline of secondary math teachers, more teachers who will take on leadership roles in and out of the classroom and more students who seek STEM degrees and career paths. Ultimately, the project will help develop a new Master's degree program in secondary mathematics education.

Mathematics Teachers Article


Three female elementary school students learning how to code in a classroom As the Regional Partner for West Virginia, CodeWV is working to bring computer science to every student in every school in West Virginia grades K-12.

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Student teaching leading middle school students in an anatomy lessonWVUteach, with a focus on project-based instruction, is excited to be providing its graduates the skills necessary to transform their classrooms into 21st century learning environments of student-centered personalized learning and student success.

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WVU, with support of the National Science Foundation, is please to announce the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program to support individuals with pursuing a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) degree and teaching certification through WVUteach to become science teachers in secondary schools.

Eberly Foundation

A $100,000 grant from the Eberly Foundation will support a Eberly Master Teacher Assistant, allowing nearly 100 additional students to enter the WVUteach program over the span of four years, with 12 estimated to credential and enter the classroom following graduation each year.

Eberly Foundation Article


Builds upon prior work and will develop instructional activities and an investigation practice assessment instrument; infuse the materials into a current course and validate the new assessment instrument with pre-service elementary teacher candidates; and enter into a reiterative process of revision and implementation based on the student and faculty instructor feedback and project evaluation.


Modeling STEM retention and departure across Physics, Mathematics, and Engineering.

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An NSF award of nearly $955,000 that will provide five-year merit scholarships to students enrolled in the Academy of Engineering Success, or AcES, which is an academic success and professional development bridge program designed for first-time freshman in the Fundamentals of Engineering Program.

NSF Award Article

Citizen Scientists

Dr. Ann Chester, PI on the Citizen Scientists grant, sitting behind an office desk.

 An NIH award part of a five-year, $1.25 million grant to hold symposia and Biomedical Summer Institute camps at WVU, Marshall University, West Virginia State University, and Glenville State College. The events are designated for high school students who participate in the West Virginia Health Science and Technology Academy, or HSTA, a program that seeks to increase the number of African American, financially disadvantaged or other underrepresented West Virginians who pursue health-sciences or STEM-based college degrees.

Citizen Scientists Article