The STEMersion project is a one-week professional development during the summer, designed for middle school and high school science, technology, or math teachers. 25 teachers from Kanawha, Boone, Putnam, and Lincoln County were selected to participate. The teachers spent one week visiting top STEM businesses in the Kanawha Valley. The 2017 participating businesses included TransCanada, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, DOW Chemical, Appalachian Power Company and Walker Machinery. STEMersion was designed to support teachers in their understanding of the various professions that require STEM skills. Participating teachers will take this real-world experience back to their schools to impact instruction, and encourage students to follow STEM career pathways. STEMersion is a collaborate effort with BridgeValley Community and Technical College.
Click here to watch a video highlighting STEMersion 2016.