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Governor's STEM Institute (GSI) returning live on campus in 2022
Become a Scientist, a Mathematician, or both at GSI
For decades, students were encouraged to learn
science, and they did. They 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 that 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.
Students may attend following 7th or 8th grade, but not both
The theme of GSI for current 7th graders is
Food for Thought (and Fun)!!
GSI students will engage in a variety of projects and activities related to the math and science of food. The goal is to open students’ eyes to what lies behind the everyday activity of growing, preparing, and eating food in relation to math and science. Get ready–there are a lot of connections between math, science, and food, and students are going to have a great time discovering them! There are two sessions of 48 each for seventh-graders, so students will attend either June 16-24 or June 25-July 3.
Up to 60 current eighth graders will learn about the magic
of the universe as they study the mysteries of outer space utilizing data from the Green Bank Observatory in Pocahontas County. Accessing the information under the guidance of nationally recognized scientists and instructors, students will learn about the constellations, outer space and, perhaps just as importantly, about their inner selves.
Learn more by reading the information on the "Opportunities" link at the bottom of this page.
Do your best on your application, turn it in, and hope that you will be one of the 156 students chosen in 2022. It's like the lottery. You can't win if you don't play.
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