WVSU CASTEM to Host STEM Scholars Academy for Local High Schools

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October 12, 2022
WVSU CASTEM to Host STEM Scholars Academy for Local High Schools
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – The West Virginia State University (WVSU) Center for Advancing STEM (CASTEM) will host a STEM Scholars Academy for Herbert Hoover, South Charleston and Saint Albans high schools this fall. The event will be held on WVSU's campus on three different dates, with Herbert Hoover attending on Oct. 14, South Charleston on Oct. 21, and Saint Albans on Nov. 18.

Students will participate in a hands-on biochemistry and forensic science exploration activities and scientific research lab tours. They will also pair up with WVSU undergraduate students for mentoring sessions, where they will learn the differences between high school and college, such as campus resources, and gain skills in academic time management, note-taking and reading and memory.
“The STEM Scholars Academy program aims to introduce high school students to opportunities in STEM fields and increase interest in attending college and studying STEM,” said Hannah Payne, Assistant Director of WVSU Extension and Director of CASTEM. “In addition, this program hopes to prepare undergraduate students and high school students to succeed by providing purposefully structured resources and mentorship to address students’ needs.”
This program is funded by the 1890 Universities Foundation as part of the 1890 Land-Grant Universities Center of Excellence to Motivate and Educate for Achievement.
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