They’ve spent eight months asking questions and seeking answers, and now a group of budding scientists are reading to share what they’ve learned.
EnvironMentors is a national environment-based mentoring program developed by the National Council for Science and Environment. The program provides high school students the opportunity to work with researchers and professionals to develop scientifically rigorous research projects. The program also promotes future studies and careers in environmental science fields.
WVU was selected in May 2011 as the newest of 13 university chapters distributed across the U.S.
“Our program currently has 20 graduate and undergraduate student mentors paired up with 10 Morgantown High School students who have been working diligently throughout the school year on conducting their environmental science research projects,” said Shannon Dey, education specialist with the WVU Environmental Research Center.
At the April 20 event, WVU’s EnvironMentors high school students will share their research projects with the WVU community through a juried poster session to compete for the opportunity to attend the National EnvironMentors Fair held in Washington, D.C. this May.
The fair is open to the public. For more information, please contact Dey at Shannon.Dey@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-0024.
CONTACT: David Welsh, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design
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