Marshall’s Early Education STEM Center to be featured Friday on ‘This Week in West Virginia’

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A segment featuring Marshall University’s Early Education STEM Center for pre-kindergarten children will air at 8 p.m. Friday on the West Virginia Public Television program “This Week in West Virginia.”

A collaborative effort of the university’s June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development and Cabell County Schools, the center is designed to be a model program of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) preschool education. Using a curriculum where scientific inquiry serves as the basis for learning experiences, students’ curiosities about the environment are encouraged and the child-directed projects are rooted in problem solving. Children enrolled in the program engage in global studies experiences, Spanish immersion, the arts, research in project work and technology – both in and outside of the classroom.

The program will repeat at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 3.

A slightly different version will be aired on West Virginia Public Radio on Tuesday, July 5, during the 7:30 a.m. newscast.

The story is part of “Mountain State Science,” a public broadcasting series highlighting science and research in West Virginia. The series is made possible with support from the West Virginia Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. 

Contact:  Ginny Painter, Communications Director, Marshall University Research Corporation, 304.746.1964.