CTC receives grant for STEM scholars - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

CTC receives grant for STEM scholars

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • UPDATE: Route 2 now open following tractor trailer accident

    UPDATE: Route 2 now open following tractor trailer accident

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:00:48 GMT
    A tractor trailer is blocking part of Route 2. The road is closed until further notice. Drivers heading in both direction are being asked to use the Big Ben Bowen Highway connector by Target to get around.
    A tractor trailer is blocking part of Route 2. The road is closed until further notice. Drivers heading in both direction are being asked to use the Big Ben Bowen Highway connector by Target to get around.
  • EducationMore>>

  • Sandra Stotsky: Common Core gets things backward

    Sandra Stotsky: Common Core gets things backward

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-31 13:00:19 GMT
    Photo courtesy of Tyler MaxwellPhoto courtesy of Tyler Maxwell
    In a crowded room at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Bridgeport Aug. 24, members of the Legislature, parents, teachers, school board members and concerned citizens gathered for an open Common Core curriculum town hall forum, featuring Sandra Stotsky.
    In a crowded room at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Bridgeport Aug. 24, members of the Legislature, parents, teachers, school board members and concerned citizens gathered for an open Common Core curriculum town hall forum, featuring Sandra Stotsky.
  • Professor of psychology at Glenville State College takes teaching to the seas

    Professor of psychology at Glenville State College takes teaching to the seas

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:34:28 GMT
    When most people envision a college professor in action, the traditional image of people convened in a room in ideally rapt attention more often than not comes to mind.
    When most people envision a college professor in action, the traditional image of people convened in a room in ideally rapt attention more often than not comes to mind.
  • Valley College scheduled to hold graduation ceremony Sept. 12

    Valley College scheduled to hold graduation ceremony Sept. 12

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:54:04 GMT
    On Friday, September 12, Valley College will hold a graduation ceremony at Cornerstone Family Church in Princeton.
    On Friday, September 12, Valley College will hold a graduation ceremony at Cornerstone Family Church in Princeton.

Bridgemont Community and Technical College will receive $617,500 in federal funding to provide scholarships for talented students in its applied and engineering technology programs. The funding comes from the National Science Foundation's Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program, which gives grants to colleges and universities to use toward scholarships.  

The funding was announced this week by Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, along with Rep. Nick Rahall, all D-W.Va.

"Studying the STEM fields holds tremendous promise for West Virginia's students. I have long believed that an education centered around strong math and technology skills will prepare our youngest generations with the necessary tools to compete in the global economy that is increasingly being driven by jobs in these fields," Rockefeller said in a statement announcing the grant. "Investing in STEM is also a boon for our economy as those graduates who remain in West Virginia will help us grow a workforce that is part of our state's economic future."

Manchin said, "This scholarship funding will provide first-time students in rural West Virginia with the skills necessary to succeed in finding good-paying jobs and can help lead to a stronger, more robust workforce across our great state."

Rahall also said, "Investing in those who live in rural areas, who may well be the first in their family to go to college, and who show an aptitude for STEM education, is bound to yield many fruitful returns for our economy."