Op-ed in The State Journal, October 27, 2016 By Anne Barth Would it come as a surprise to you to learn that West Virginia has a solid STEM employment sector? For too long, the perception has persisted that West Virginia lags behind in this area, but the reality is that we are actually a bit […]
From SSTI: More than 48,500 are employed in West Virginia’s STEM-related fields, according to an October survey, A Survey: STEM Jobs in West Virginia in 2015, commissioned by TechConnect WV and the West Virginia Department of Commerce. The survey, which used data from 2015, found that 48,553 people, or 6.7 percent of the […]
West Virginia Metronews By Chris Lawrence in News | September 05, 2016 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — New survey results indicate more West Virginians work in STEM-related fields than some might believe.
September 1, 2016 Contact: Anne Barth, firstname.lastname@example.org, 304-444-2918 Charleston, W.Va. – According to a survey commissioned by TechConnect West Virginia, the West Virginia Department of Commerce found that 48,553 people worked in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related fields in the state in 2015. This represents 6.7 percent of the state’s total workforce and […]
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Female students at Capital High school this week got to see a vision of their future when role models spoke at the first ever women-focused career day. The school hosted various female speakers who aimed to generate interest in the energy field, the Gazette-Mail’s Megan Kennedy reported Thursday. Speakers included U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito; […]
Column in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, October 12, 2014 Anne Barth, Executive Director, TechConnectWV Several recent news reports about the gender pay gap, both in West Virginia and nationally, are cause for concern. In 2013, among full-time, year-round workers, women were paid 78 percent of what men were paid. This is across all occupations and in […]
Column in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, January 5, 2014 by Anne Barth, Executive Director of TechConnectWV As we start a new year, it is a good time to reflect on the progress that has been made and where our opportunities may lie in the future. On behalf of TechConnect West Virginia and all our partners, I […]
NASA Astronaut Encourages Women to Shoot for the Stars By Sarah Harmon, The Intelligencer/Wheeling News Register More than 100 women from all sectors of the technology field gathered at Oglebay Resort and Conference center Thursday afternoon to be inspired by a woman who has followed her dreams all the way to space. Astronaut Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger […]
Dr. Claudia Rankins, Program Officer with the National Science Foundation, recently delivered remarks on the campus of West Virginia State University, urging students to consider STEM fields as a major. Citing a 2010 Urban Institute study, she discussed what is needed for STEM success: Students—must have research opportunities, academic support, mentors, and bridge programs Faculty—need […]