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Broader Impacts Partners

Our broader-impacts partners are University and WV-affiliated entities that are actively involved in STEM outreach and education.

These groups are open to collaboration, if contacted in sufficient time. It is typically expected that a proposal will include budget for materials and staff time, so that the broader impacts can be successfully executed.

Target Audience: K-12 and Teachers

WVU Center for Excellence in STEM Education

The Center for Excellence in STEM Education supports the development of research proposals that will improve STEM education and workforce development including as broader impacts of traditional research.

  • Has partners, in West Virginia and nationally, that can help reduce the effort while increasing the dissemination opportunities for broader impact activities for STEM faculty.
  • Can also provide evaluation.


Dr. Gay Stewart

West Virginia Science Public Outreach Team (WV SPOT)

WV Spot is a partnership between the Green Bank Observatory West Virginia Space Grant consortium and the Katherine Johnson IV&V Facility. We recruit and train WV undergraduates to bring presentations about current West Virginia science, technology, and engineering to West Virginia K-12 classrooms, museums, and youth programs. Since 2013, we have delivered 800 presentations and impacted the lives of more than 25,000 students!


Sophie St Georges or


STEMCARE is a collaboration between Mylan (A Viatris Company) and WVU.

  • Provide schools, after school programs, and other youth-serving organizations with training and resources to instill growth mindsets through STEM
  • STEM Training and resources for WV teachers (K-12)
  • Statewide classroom STEM Kit distribution (K-5)
  • Eureka STEM Camp
    diversity girls weekend camp held each spring (6-9)
  • STEM for Energy Express
    summer literacy and nutrition program for at-risk youth (K-5)


Jennifer Robertson-Honecker

The STEAM Technical Assistance Center

West Virginia’s STEAM Technical Assistance Center is a collaboration between the West Virginia Department of Education, WVU, and the WV Public Education Collaborative.

  • STEAM TAC Specialists travel across the state to offer hands-on classroom immersions in WV public schools serving grades 6-12
  • Classroom teachers work alongside the specialist as they lead the STEAM lessons, increasing their skills and confidence in experiential learning
  • Immersions are standards-aligned and include real-world and cross-curricular applications, as well as information on related career pathways


Jennifer Schwertfeger

WVU Extension 4-H Youth Development

4-H is a world leader in developing youth to become productive citizens and catalysts for positive change to meet the needs of a diverse and changing society

  • The WVU 4-H STEM program serves more than 30,000 youths across the state each year
  • 4-H Code Camp – computer science weekend camp held every February (grades 6-12)
  • WVU STEM Ambassador Program – WVU undergrads pursuing STEM degrees are paid, trained, and given materials to teach STEM classes at 4-H summer camps and events across the state


Suzanne McDonald

Target Audience: Undergraduates

Office of Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research enhances academic excellence through undergraduate research and creative endeavors.


Target Audience: General Public

Spark! Imagination and Science Center

Spark! is a hands-on children’s museum and science center for walk-in visitors, field trips, outreach and special events.

Grants we have been a part of:

  • Space Weather exhibit
  • Providing hands-on science kits to WV schools


Julie Bryan

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

OLLI at WVU, is an affiliate of the School of Public Health, is a membership organization offering non-credit educational and social engagement opportunities designed for adults 50+.

  • Courses are developed and taught by volunteers
  • In-person courses in Morgantown, WV, Charleston, WV, and via Zoom.


Jascenna Haislet, director