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Both Dr. Gay Stewart and Amanda Jelsema support CodeWV as the Regional Partners.

Gay Stewart

Gay Stewart, WVUCE-STEM Director


(304) 293-5032

The WVU Center for Excellence in STEM Education is led by Gay Stewart, a nationally recognized figure in physics education, former president of the American Association of Physics Teachers, member of the Board of Directors of the American Physical Society, and leader of the College Board's redesign of the AP physics sequence. Her central role in the physics education community ensures that any findings transferable to physics will be known and discussed at the national level. Gay's primary research area has been improving physics education for college students, STEM majors and future K-12 teachers.

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Amanda Jelsema

Amanda Jelsema, WVUCE-STEM Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator

(304) 293-5030

As the Program Coordinator, she is responsible for grant preparation and reporting for proposals associated with the efforts of the Center of Excellence and the interaction of the Center with individuals and organizations both internal and external to WVU. She also coordinates the work done by others, including: project management, data analysis and evaluation, compliance and control reporting, review of abstracts/presentations/protocols/publications/grant proposals, developing databases, preparing papers, post-award management, and outreach and recruitment.

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Eric Floyd

Eric Floyd

Administrative Secretary

(304) 293-9708

Eric joined the WVU Center for Excellence in STEM Education in August 2018.