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High school scientists at WVU for Biomedical Summer Camp

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CONTACT: Ann Chester, Ph.D., Health Sciences and Technology Academy

304.293.1026; cell 304.319.2992; achester@hsc.wvu.edu  

OR

Bill Case, Health Sciences Center
304.293.8045; bill.case@hsc.wvu.edu


Editor's Note: Please call ahead so that we can connect you to ongoing activities.

Who:  119 high school students from 26 West Virginia counties

              High school science teachers

              WVU scientists                  

What:   As part of the Health Sciences and Technology Academy program, talented high school students from across West Virginia are at WVU this week to learn from University faculty (and each other) about research and health.  

Where:  WVU campus, Morgantown (Health Sciences plus other locations)

When:  Today (July 25) through Friday (July 28)

HSTA increases the number of underrepresented students in West Virginia who pursue degrees in health sciences and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors, thereby increasing the number of health practitioners and advocates in the medically underserved communities. HSTA helps West Virginia high school students succeed in health care and other STEM-based undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Since 1994, more than 2,300 kids have graduated from our program, many of whom have grown up in rural communities and are the first in their families to attend college. Over half of our students are financially disadvantaged, and one-third are African American.

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