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Governor's STEM Institute (formerly GSMS) sessions set for WVU and the Green Bank Observatory
July 1-9 and July 11-19 WVU
June 30-July 13 Green Bank
Final date for counties to submit candidates March 25
Become a Scientist or Mathematician at GSI
For decades, students were encouraged to learn
science, and they did. The did not, however, experience the excitement of discovery--of proving a theory. Carl Sagan's declaration that we can "do" science fired the movement to make young students actual scientists. Books are still important; they contain necessary, fundamental, background knowledge. With that knowledge, students can soar into the unknown. Recognizing that the scientific and mathematic discoveries have made a difference in the world were developed over long periods of time by motivated, dedicated, thorough, and creative minds, the State of West Virginia offers the Governor's STEM Institute, inviting students to delve into projects that allow them the time and opportunity to think and work like scientists and engineers, using high level mathematics and thinking skills while employing the latest technology.
There are two sessions for current 7th graders at WVU. They are July 1-9 and July 11-19. Students who are current 8th graders will experience life in the quiet zone at the Green Bank Observatory, June 30-July 13.
The theme of GSI for current 7th graders is
"Going Places--the Math and Science of Transportation." Explore multiple methods of transportation, including virtual transportation, drones, etc., from the time that transportation was developed centuries ago. See how math and science have played a huge role throughout time to get humans from one place to another.,
Until 1977, it took 45-50 minutes to travel from one side of New River in Fayette County to the other. The engineering and technology creating the New River Gorge Bridge changed all that. It now takes a minute or less to cross the 3,000 ft. span 867 feet above
Current eighth graders learn about the magic
of the universe as they study the mysteries of outer space at the Green Bank Observatory in Pocahontas County. Living for 14 days in a quiet zone, students learn about the constellations, outer space and perhaps just as importantly, about their inner selves.
Read more about it, do your best on your application, turn it in, and hope that you will be one of the 156 students chosen in 2019. It's like the lottery. You can't win if you don't play.
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