Eastern WVCTC Attends Upper Potomac Highlands Science Expo

Romney, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College (Eastern) attended the Upper Potomac Highlands Science Expo held at the Hampshire County Public Library on Saturday, April 13. Representatives from Eastern, including Nathan Van Vranken, science faculty/Biological & Environmental Technology program coordinator, and Amanda Gross, Workforce Education program assistant I, actively participated in the event, showcasing the college’s commitment to STEM education and workforce development.

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Nathan Van Vranken led an engaging panel discussion, focusing on strategies to enhance STEM readiness in the Potomac Highlands and surrounding areas. With a wealth of experience in the field, Van Vranken emphasized the importance of mentorship and the development of programs to nurture the region’s STEM talent pool.

“Our presence at the Upper Potomac Highlands Science Expo underscores Eastern’s dedication to empowering our community through STEM education,” said Van Vranken. “Events like these provide invaluable opportunities to connect with students, professionals, and stakeholders, driving forward our mission of fostering innovation and excellence.”

Van Vranken also took the opportunity to highlight Eastern’s comprehensive science courses, including the B.E.T. program, and emphasized the seamless integration of education and workforce initiatives.

The enthusiastic engagement of Eastern WVCTC at the Upper Potomac Highlands Science Expo reflects the college’s proactive approach to shaping the future of STEM in the region. For more information about Eastern WVCTC’s programs and upcoming events, visit easternwv.edu.