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The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation helps increase STEM programming

A $94,000 donation from the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation helps to fund the WVU Extension Service STEM Ambassador program, where a student majoring in a science-related field helps youths learn through kid-friendly activities.

“The STEM Ambassador program was started to excite youths about the practicality of science and math concepts,” said Jen Robertson-Honecker, WVU Extension Service STEM specialist. “But, the greater benefit is that they learn those concepts from someone who is closer to them in age, a positive role model and can excite them about pursuing higher education.”

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Jen Robertson-Honecker

Jen Robertson-Honecker

WVU Extension Specialist – STEM Specialist

When it comes to reaching more than 88,000 West Virginia youths through 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering and Math initiatives, Jen Robertson-Honecker, Ph.D., says the formula is simple.

“You have to make learning relatable and fun,” she said.

As the STEM specialist for WVU Extension Service’s 4-H Youth Development program, Jen does just that.

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