Rising SJS eighth-graders Tristan Wilson and Eliza McCarthy arrived in Morgantown June 26 for their first day at the WV Governor’s STEM Institute. They will spend the next week learning about and researching the math and science of food chemistry.
Tristan, Eliza and fellow participants from across the state will be taught by math and science educators from all over the Mountain State.
The West Virginia Governor’s STEM Institute (formerly the School for Mathematics and Science) is a summer residential program providing academic enrichment in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math for rising eighth- and ninth-graders living in and attending school in West Virginia.
The theme of GSI for Tristan’s and Eliza’s group 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.
Up to 60 soon-to-be ninth-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 their inner selves.