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NSF Director Visits Appalachian Schools


"Dr. Arden Bement, Director of American National Science Foundation , visited the Appalachian Mathematics and Science Partnership (AMSP) Program September 19th and 20th, 2007 to learn more about the region, its schools and the effects of NSF involvement in AMSP and its precursor, the Appalachian Rural Systematic Initiative (ARSI) in improving STEM education in the region.

AMSP is a partnership of ten (10) institutions of higher education (IHE) and fifty six (56) school districts in the Appalachian region of Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia with the University of Kentucky as the lead institution..." Read more (PDF)

The following are links to newspaper articles pertaining to Dr. Bement's visit to two of the area schools:

WJMS success draws national attention

Middle school shows off science skills for NSF head