After-school STEM program planned at Marshall University for children in grades 1 through 5

Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The June Harless Center at Marshall University will be conducting an after-school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program for children in grades 1 through 5.

Meetings of the STEM-tastic Club, which is part of the Harless Center’s STEM outreach, will begin Thursday, Feb. 3, and continue from 3:30 to 5 p.m. each Thursday through April.  Meetings will be held in Jenkins Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

Children will participate in LEGO engineering projects in which students use their critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems.  One of this year’s themes will be “Food Factor- Focusing on the Engineering Behind Keeping Food Safe.”

The mission of the June Harless Center is to provide leadership in educational initiatives for West Virginia educators and students, providing educators and families of rural West Virginia with a support system that addresses educational problems, sustains school improvement and provides positive growth in all educational factors.

The June Harless Center currently has ongoing projects with many counties in the state providing support and professional development.  For more information, contact Jenny Nash by phone at 304-710-0990 or e-mail her at

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