Stimulating STEM in West Virginia with Dr. Afrin Naz

Dr. Afrin Naz is Dr. Foster’s guest on this episode of Fostering Solutions. Dr. Naz is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science and Information Systems department at West Virginia University, Beckley campus. She is also the regional co-director of WVU Center for Excellence in STEM Education. She received her PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of North Texas. She received more than 26 grants and authored numerous conference and journal papers. Dr. Naz is the Google Ambassador in West Virginia and arranged 6 face to face and online Computer Science workshops for k12 teachers at West Virginia. She is the founding Director of STEM Summer Academy in West Virginia and has also organized more than 12 workshops and camps for K-12 teachers and students. She serves as the Division Chair of the Computers in Education division of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). She served on the Strategic Committee of West Virginia Department of Education. She is the director of West Virginia affiliate of NCWIT (National Center of Women and Information Technology), an ABET IDEAL scholar and West Virginia TECH Golden Bear Scholar. Dr. Naz is also the founding director of EMPOWERS (Establishing Mentoring Pipeline of Women through Education and Research in STEM). Check out for more information.

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