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West Virginia faces no shortage of environmental health concerns, but many STEM students who could help leave the state after graduation.

Read More: WVU to help STEM graduates invest in Mountain State’s environmental health

West Virginia University student Lucas Moreland is able to immerse himself in student teaching for two semesters while continuing classes online thanks to the Highlands Bankshares Davis College Fellowship.

Read More: Fellowship gives WVU student opportunity for personal, professional growth

Providing students with hands-on learning and real-world experience is critical to future success. Undergraduate students at West Virginia University, as well as additional academic institutions across the state, will gain knowledge and expertise in program evaluation, applied research methods and data analysis, while simultaneously providing program evaluation support to WVU Extension program efforts in West Virginia. The program is supported through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Read More: U receives grant to broaden students' research knowledge