West Virginia Research set to host STEM event

By Jessica Broverman, Editor

Photo Credit: Carlos Suarez

The Division of Science and Research in Charleston, W.Va. will be holding a presentation entitled, “How to be a Lifelong Explorer: Leadership through the Lens of Exploration and Invention.”
Award-winning filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer Alexandra Cousteau will be telling stories from her memories as a young child to the current adventures that she is having today.

Cousteau is the granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau, who was an undersea explorer, documentary host, and also the creator of scuba diving. Alexandra Cousteau will interpret her life experiences with her grandfather as well as her own into her presentation. She is set to visit in Charleston on Thursday, Nov. 13 at the West Virginia Culture Center Theater. This event is free and open to the public.

West Liberty students are encouraged to attend. “This is part one of our new Chancellor’s Speaker Series, which is taking place with support from a federal grant from the National Science Foundation. Our goal is to promote the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields in West Virginia,” says Amanda Ramey of West Virginia Research. Several professionals in the field of scientific studies are giving their attention to this event. Dr. Jan Taylor, Director of the Division of Science and Research says, “She (Cousteau) will also provide a unique perspective on how important it is to be not only a curious observer of the world but also an active participant in its preservation.”

To learn more about this event please visit wvresearch.org.