What is STEM Works?

The Education Alliance has a history of supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. The STEM Works innovative is a collaboration with business and industry leaders to enhance West Virginia’s workforce readiness for the ever increasing STEM-related careers in the state.

The Education Alliance currently supports STEM education through the Energizing steM project that uses a two-part approach to strengthen math in elementary grades and to promote the importance of math to the broader community. The project provides 2,000 elementary students in Lincoln and Logan counties with an effective computer-based supplemental curriculum to improve math outcomes. The project also promotes a greater public understanding of the need for STEM, builds STEM career awareness, and provides a specific focus on the critical role of building strong Math skills. The Energizing steM project is made possible through major funding from the American Electric Power Foundation.

For more information contact Emily Pratt at 304-342-7849 (phone) or emily@educationalliance.org.

Participating Schools

Energizing steM supports elementary students in Lincoln and Logan Counties.

  • Buffalo Elementary School, Logan
  • Duval PK-8 School, Lincoln
  • East Chapmanville Elementary School, Logan
  • Hamlin PK-8 School, Lincoln
  • Harts PK-8 School, Lincoln
  • Holden Central Elementary School, Logan
  • Hugh Dingess Elementary School, Logan
  • Justice Elementary School, Logan
  • Logan Elementary School, Logan
  • Man Elementary School, Logan
  • Midway Elementary School, Lincoln
  • Omar Elementary School, Logan
  • Ranger Elementary School, Lincoln
  • South Man Elementary School, Logan
  • Verdunville Elementary School, Logan
  • West Chapmanville Elementary School, Logan
  • West Hamlin Elementary School, Lincoln

Imagine Math

Energize steM provides elementary students with a supplemental math curriculum.

The Energize steM project provides 2,200 elementary students in Lincoln and Logan Counties with an effective community based supplemental curriculum called Imagine Math that is designed to improve math outcomes. Imagine Math is a rigorous, standards-rich supplemental math curriculum that adapts to the unique needs of each student, so every student can develop the essential foundations and conceptual understanding they need to confidently move to the next level.

Community Math Nights

Energizing steM promotes a greater public understanding of the importance of math.

The Energizing steM project promotes a greater public understanding of the need for STEM, build STEM career awareness, and provide a specific focus on the critical role of building strong Math skills. The Education Alliance has partnered with the Regional Educational Laboratory – Appalachia (REL AP) to develop community math nights that engage family members in supporting their child’s math learning. Two schools will receive training and technical assistance from REL AP to host community math nights.