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What is STEM? Science, Technology, Engineering and Math


Why STEM? With an increase in Marcellus and Utica shale drilling as well as growing opportunities in technology fields, we now have thousands of opportunities for West Virginia families to find excellent jobs here in the Mountain State.


Who’s doing STEM? Major occupational groups with STEM-related jobs include: manufacturing; natural resource development; healthcare practitioners and technical occupations; computer and mathematical occupations; and business and financial operations occupations.


STEM benefits? STEM-related jobs are ones that are considered high wage and high skill.


STEM for West Virginia’s future? Workers in STEM occupations use science and math to drive our state’s innovation and competitiveness by generating new ideas, new companies and new industries.



WV STEM Challenge - Win $1000!

The WV STEM challenge is designed to motivate interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning, enhance student's creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. Post a picture using #makeSTEM showing something you "made" and be entered to win $1000.                    

Official Contest Rules
Frequently Asked Questions



STEM Documents


West Virginia STEM Council Report

National Perspectives on State STEM Initiatives

STEM Committee Recommendations





Governor Tomblin Receives Final Report from the West Virginia Council on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Read more at wv.gov


Governor Tomblin Announces Formation of STEM Council, Addresses Council at Inaugural Meeting
Read more at wv.gov


Executive Order 3-14
Read more at wv.gov


Girls hone math and science skills by building robots
Read more at The Charleston Daily Mail


W.Va. governor sets up STEM council
Read more at The Washington Times


WVU, 2 other schools among STEM grant recipients
Read more at The Charleston Gazette



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