West Virginia: STEAMing Ahead

Students ranging from kindergarten through college will benefit from a new program being developed at West Virginia State University.

Educators in the Mountain State generally add agriculture to the STEM mix, creating the acronym STEAM. So when The Dow Chemical Company Foundation committed to funding a program designed to increase the interest of young people in those fields, it was named Dow High eSTEAM.

"On behalf of West Virginia State University, I am extremely appreciative of this generous commitment from The Dow Chemical Company Foundation," WVSU President Brian Hemphill said in a news release. "This donation will assist the university in expanding our research and public service mission while providing additional opportunities for the next generation of researchers."

Dow's West Virginia Operations Site Leader Tyler London said the program helps meet a growing need for the development of strong STEAM skills in the current workforce, the (West Virginia) State Journal reported.

For more information, go to http://www.statejournal.com/story/23613180/wv-state-university-partners-with-dow-for-stem-studies