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First2 Network is an expanding group of people and organizations across West Virginia that seeks to improve STEM persistence among rural, first-generation, and other underrepresented college students so that they – in turn – can contribute to an innovation economy in our State.

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Latest First2 Network news and announcements

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  • First2 Network Podcast
    In response to a need to better communicate what we’re learning and how we’re learning it, our evaluation team, in partnership with Student Leader Josiah…
  • Have you heard about Impact Fellowships?
    Generation WV is a state-wide organization dedicated to attracting, retaining, and advancing young people in the Mountain State. One of their signature programs is the…
  • STEM Undergraduate Outreach Specialist AmeriCorps Opportunity
    The First2 Network, in partnership with the Pulsar Search Collaboratory and the Green Bank Observatory, is sponsoring a 6-month AmeriCorps position (beginning in March, 2021).…
  • Marshall University offers major STEM scholarship
    Marshall University is excited to announce an exciting scholarship opportunity for students who have financial need and are interested in STEM. The scholarship will provide…

May 2021

Backbone Meeting – May 6 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Staff and Americorps Check-In – May 7 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Staff and Americorps Check-In – May 7 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Immersive Experience Working Group meeting – May 7 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom Tutoring and Accountability Session – May 7 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
First2 Network Spring Conference – May 10 - May 12 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Faculty-Student Engagement Drop In – May 10 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Industry Advisory Board Drop-In – May 10 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Upcoming First2 Network events and opportunities

Learn how to Start an Undergraduate Research Program at your Institution, November 10 6-7 PM

Join First2 Network Leaders Michelle Richards-Babb and Micheal Fultz for this informative session. Registration is required.