About Us

EMPOWERS was established to address a need in WV for programs in education, research, and community activities to support and enrich student participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in the state of West Virginia, with a primary focus on K-12 female students.

In pursuit of this purpose, the organization will endeavor to:

  1. Inspire K-12 students’ interest in STEM and encourage them to choose STEM as their college major and career path.
  2. Provide support to students currently enrolled in STEM programs at West Virginia universities and colleges.
  3. Build pipeline relationship with industry, university, college, and K-12 schools in West Virginia to empower and support those in the STEM disciplines.