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2018-FWS camp at Marshall University

Marshall University, HSTA fun with science camp-2018

HSTA is an exciting, invigorating, one-of-a-kind program created for West Virgininians by West Virgininians. We are helping our state's young people overcome personal, social, and financial challenges to furthering their education, and reaping immeasurable rewards alongside them, their families, their communities, and our entire state. Are you inspired by our work? Then join us. We would love to count you as one of the family.

Biomed2018If you are a West Virginia student interested in a STEM career who meets our program criteria, attends a school we serve, and is currently in the 8th grade, we invite you to submit a student application for consideration. If you are a teacher who would like to recommend a student for our program, contact your region’s field site coordinator for information on how to do so.

Many HSTA teachers are high school science and math instructors. Others are middle school teachers, teachers from other disciplines, non-faculty personnel, and even members of the larger community. If you are interested in becoming a HSTA teacher, contact your region's field site coordinator to learn more.


Forensics2018HSTA issues requests for proposal each year seeking West Virginia colleges and universities to host our Summer Institutes. We are also in the beginning stages of replicating outside the state and interested in speaking with institutions that want to help underserved and underrepresented students transition from high school to college and into the STEM workforce. To learn more, contact us at 304-293-1696 or wv-hsta@mail.wvu.edu.

FWS2018HSTA offers a rare opportunity for researchers to connect with hard-to-reach populations through community-based participatory research and encourage young people from underrepresented groups to become active in the STEM community. Contact HSTA Assistant Director Cathy Morton at 304-847-2372 or mmortonm5@gmail.com to learn more about our students' work and how you can connect with one of our projects or propose one of your own. 

FWS2018If you would like to make a donation to HSTA in support of our students and teachers, please visit WVU Healthcare HSTA. Gifts can be made by an individual or organization, on a one-time or recurring basis, and. if you wish, in honor of a person or agency that is important to you. If you are interested in entering into a long-term funding partnership with us, contact HSTA Director Ann Chester at 304-293-1026 or achester@hsc.wvu.edu.