STEM Summer Academy
A key purpose of the STEM Summer Academy is to inspire interest from female high school students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and to encourage them to choose STEM as their college major since females continue to be unrepresented in many STEM fields. Although many camp activities are designed to inspire interest from females, males are equally encouraged to apply and are eligible to participate in the STEM Summer Academy.
The sole sponsor of “STEM Summer Academy” is Toyota Manufacturing West Virginia (TMMWV).
STEM Ambassadress Program
In “STEM Ambassadress program,” first generation female university students serve as the ambassadresses of high school female students. Our primary approach is creating effective mentorship relationship between female university students and female high school students. All the ambassadresses are selected from STEM majors. Priority is given to first-generation undergraduate students with West Virginia background, such that it would be more natural for them to become the role models of high school students. They will not only help high school female students with their math and science coursework, but also inspire their interest in STEM disciplines. Under the supervision of high school female teachers, the ambassadresses meet female high school students through certain after-school activities.
The “GIRLS” program” is solely sponsored by National Center for Women & Technology (NCWIT).