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Our Impact

West Virginia's STEAM TAC is moving full steam ahead into West Virginia middle schools.

Through hands-on, real-world STEAM immersions that take place in person, right in the schools’ classrooms, students gain lifelong problem-solving skills that expose them to possible career paths in STEAM fields while teachers build confidence to incorporate STEAM learning into their lesson plans throughout the academic year.

Learn more about our STEAM immersions

The STEAM TAC at West Virginia University has made incredible strides throughout its first year to make the learning experience fun and interactive for students and teachers alike. Congratulations on the enthusiastic and committed service to West Virginia middle school classrooms.
The STEAM TAC has elevated and supported the West Virginia Department of Education’s efforts to provide academic excellence to West Virginia students. Special recognition is necessary for the dedicated STEAM TAC specialists. Their exceptional expertise has given students opportunities to explore, learn, and engage in this important discipline.

David Roach, State Superintendent of Schools


The STEAM TAC is leaving its mark in West Virginia middle schools. From February 2022 to May 2023, STEAM TAC specialists have reached:



Middle and High Schools

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Participating Teachers

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Middle and High School Students Impacted

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Counties Visited

The steam tac in action

Keeping ConnectED: A STEAM TAC Experience

Let's Make Learning STEAM-TACular

Make STEAM-TACular memories in your classroom


“This is like a field trip except it comes to you!”

Barbour County, 6th grade student

"The hands-on learning was out of this world for my special needs students."

- Marshall County, Special Education Teacher

"WVU STEAM TAC has done all of the hard work for the teachers. Everything you need is provided, just add students!" 

- Wetzel County, Art Teacher

"It was very exciting to get to see my kids working as a team, engaged, and showing their different strengths."

- Hancock County, Mathematics Teacher

"I loved and appreciated that the STEAM TAC specialist took the time to show me extensions I can use from our kits."

- Putnam County, Social Studies Teacher

"Last year, I had the STEAM TAC visit and challenge my students with the construction of a projectile launcher and this year, Angie McDaniel challenged us with the hydraulic claw immersion. I immediately fell in love with the kits. Thank you WVU STEAM-TAC for sharing your ideas and inspiring those you meet."

- Cabell County, Science Teacher

"I noticed some of the students who struggle to complete work and pay attention in class were definitely invested in this experience. They really benefited from the hands-on activity, and I could tell they took it more seriously since it was tied to a real-world scenario."

-Cabell County, Science Teacher

"Students were engaged the first moment they walked through the door. They continued to stay involved throughout the lesson while investigating and working through the design process. After the immersion, students inquired about continuing to work with the materials and improve their design."

- Hancock County, Science Teacher

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Students learning during a STEAM TAC demo

Students experimenting

Students during STEAM TAC demo