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Westminster College to host Discovery Day for high schoolers on Feb. 17

Monday, January 6, 2020

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Whether you’re a high school student who has decided upon a college major or you’re still exploring your options, the Westminster College Office of Admissions will offer a special Westminster Discovery Day on Monday, Feb. 17.

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Faculty members present how to prepare business, STEM students for workforce

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Dr. Helen Boylan, director of Westminster's Center for the Environment and professor of chemistry; Dr. Alison DuBois, director of the Graduate School and associate professor of education; and Brian Petrus, assistant professor of business administration, recently presented at the Academy of Business Education's 20th annual conference on Sept. 19, in Savannah, Ga.

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Westminster breaks ground for Hoyt Science Center $11.2 million expansion

Friday, September 20, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College broke ground today for the $11.2 million expansion to the Hoyt Science Center expected to be complete in spring 2021.

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Westminster featured in 2019 NSF-funded STEM for All Video Showcase

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Three Westminster College professors will be featured in the 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The event will be held online at https://stemforall2019.videohall.com/presentations/1505 through Monday, May 20.

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Area Girl Scouts get hands-on STEAM experience at Kappa Delta event

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, PA — In celebration of International Girls Day in November, sisters from Westminster College’s Kappa Delta sorority hosted a STEAM event for area Girl Scouts, hoping to broaden the young girls’ experiences and shrink the gender gap in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math.

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Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at Westminster College Prepares for New Cohort of Scholars

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In 2014, officials announced that Westminster College was set to receive a $1.027 million grant through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program of the National Science Foundation, a program aimed to increase qualifications of secondary educators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (or IQ:STEM). Since its inception at Westminster, seven scholars have been accepted into the program; four of which have graduated and are in their first years of teaching.

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Westminster College Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Support Rural STEM Students

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The National Science Foundation has awarded Westminster College a grant of $648,670 for its project “Rural Discovery Scholars: Providing Targeted Services and Role Models to Increase STEM Preparedness in Rural Students.”

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Westminster College to Host Nationally Recognized Urban Educator at IQ-STEM Week, June 20 - 24

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

As part of the NSF Robert J. Noyce Scholarship Grant, Westminster College will host an IQ-STEM workshop, June 20 – 24, featuring nationally recognized urban educator, Dr. H. Richard Milner IV. The event is open to student fellows and area STEM partner high school teachers.

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What can you do with a Materials Science degree?

Imagine yourself in a career with an organization that produce metals, ceramics, plastics, and rubber. Materials scientists also work in the coatings, paint, biomedical, electronics, and alternative fuel industries.