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HSTA's students at 2014 HSTA Capitol Day

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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

Braxton/Webster HSTA Student of the Year

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

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Senior Students at 2013 Summer Camp.

HSTA Sr. Students at WVU for Summer Camp 2013.

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Builder Bash-2011

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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

Summer Camp 2013

HSTA students at Summer Camp 2013

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HSTA Science Symposia

Southern District Symposium will be held at Concord University and the Northern symposium will be held at West Virginia University, in the month of May. Judges for Northern Symposium still needed, please contact

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Great Opportunity available

Are you needing free room and board and three meals a day,  for a couple weeks during the summer, along with a paycheck? 


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HSTA Summer Mentor Job Description

HSTA Summer Mentor Job Description & Application
West Virginia University

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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 (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 professions, 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


Throughout the Success of HSTA, the supporters have been :


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