This Tuesday, May 24, 2022, WVU Tech and the NASA Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility are set to host a robotics competition for middle school girls. STEAM Education Advocate and Scholarship Founder Val DiGiorgio discusses the project that is making this robotics program possible:
The VEX Educational Robotics to Advance Girls Education project is an initiative that sets out to foster an educational environment that inspires middle and high school age girls to explore STEM subjects. This is made possible by a collaboration between NASA Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility. Johnson IVF Program Manager, Todd Ensign explained that the program was developed as a way to remedy the lack of representation of females in STEM. Currently, women only make up 26% of professionals in STEM fields.
Val DiGiorgio commends this incredible educational initiative. And he wishes the participants in Tuesday’s robotics event ‘good luck’!