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2014-Forensics at WVSU

Forensics Camp "fun-Photo" at West Virginia State University.This camp is directed by Kelli Jackson.

2014-FWS at Marshall University

2014-HSTA freshman students at Marshall University.

Biomed I at WVU-2014

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Biomed Week 1-2014

2014 Fun with Science at Marshall University

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Support HSTA’s family members

$40 helps a student with partial ACT/SAT test,$50.00-Student travels to Capitol Day,$500.00-Sara Spencer Essay Award.No donation is used for salaries!§ion=Health%20Sciences%20and%20Technology%20Academy%20%28HSTA%29 Read More

2014-Braxton/Webster HSTA Student of the Year

House Speaker Tim Miley,Braxton-Webster Outstanding Student of the Year ZoeAnn Bender,B/W FSC Debbie Burgess,Elizabeth Bender, Delegate Brent Boggs and Delegate Dana Lynch.

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2014-builder bash

Dr. Ann Chester, Dr. Charline Rowland-Barnes, and Mr. T. Wayne Gatewood

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Builder Bash-2014

HSTA sr students drilling the wholes for the sandals in Builder Bash class.§ion=Health%20Sciences%20and%20Technology%20Academy%20%28HSTA%29 Read More

2013-Biomed II with the Mountaineer

The West Virginia University Mountaineer visits with HSTA students at summer Camp.§ion=Health%20Sciences%20and%20Technology%20Academy%20%28HSTA%29 Read More

2012-Biomed Summer Camp

HSTA students at 2012 Biomed Summer Camp, learning about the medical field.§ion=Health%20Sciences%20and%20Technology%20Academy%20%28HSTA%29 Read More

Bowling at Marshall University (FWS camp)-2014

Having fun with new and old friends, while attending Fun With Science camp at Marshall University.

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JGB Workshop

This workshop is for HSTA Joint Governing Board members and the Local Governing Board Chair and Vice Chair or designee plus your Field Site Coordinator from each region are encouraged to attend. 
It is really important that each region have 3 representatives.
Please RSVP: Nelda Watson-1800-345-4267 by Monday October 13, 2014. 

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Zip Line Opportunity

Do you know the Science Behind Zip Lines?
Would you like to zip line at Adventure WV?
If interested email; Professor David Miller 

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Joint Governing Board meeting Changes

Please note new changes in the schedule for  the HSTA Joint Governing Board meetings.

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 Health Sciences Technology Academy (HSTA)



Each of us cares deeply about our children and their future. The Health Sciences and Technology Academy's (HSTA) vision was founded in 1994 on the faith, resilience, spirit and commitment of individuals, communities and universities throughout the state. HSTA is a 9th-12th grade math and science enrichment program built in West Virginia, by West Virginians, for West Virginians which encourages aspirations, opens doors, and empowers minority and underrepresented students and communities. This partnership brings students and teachers to campuses each summer for laboratory and classroom training and activities. The partnership then provides the infrastructure and support for community-based science projects mentored by scientists, teachers, health professionals, students and volunteer community leaders during the school year. Through HSTA, our students and alumni are building a better tomorrow by improving our education, our lifestyles, our health literacy and our communities today.

Ann Chester, Director




   HSTA Supporters:   



Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Coca-Cola Foundation
Marshall University Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Kellogg Foundation Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)
NIH-Community Infrastructure Award NIH-Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence(INBRE)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation University of Pittsburgh
West Virginia Legislature West Virginia State University
West Virginia University West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd HSC Eastern Division
Schenk Foundation Hugh I Shott Jr. Foundation, and Stanley Hostler.
Glenville State College WV School of Osteopathic Medicine
NIH-Clinical & Translation Research Award Oregon Health and Science University