KEYSER - The Mineral County STEM Network will be hosting a presentation by Debbie and Gary Seldomridge on Monday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. at the Mineral County Technical Center in the conference room.

For the News Tribune
KEYSER - The Mineral County STEM Network will be hosting a presentation by Debbie and Gary Seldomridge on Monday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. at the Mineral County Technical Center in the conference room.
Gary and Debbie Seldomridge had the opportunity to teach with a math camp during a mission trip in Bungoma, Kenya, hosted by the Living Hope High School. The school is sponsored by the West Virginia conference of the United Methodist Church. (www.livinghopehighschool.org/mission.html).
This math teaching experience was incredible and the presentation promises to be interesting and inspirational. Debbie and Gary have recently retired from teaching mathematics with Mineral County Schools and Potomac State College of WVU.
“In the mornings, we taught math to all of the students,” says Debbie Seldomridge.  In the afternoon, several ‘clubs’ or ‘classes’ were taught, including dance, sewing, parenting, music, basketball, and computers. 
“Debbie and I led the computer club with computers that had been donated by the Keyser First United Methodist Church. The students had never experienced a computer before,” says Gary.
“On the way home we were able to go on a safari near Nairobi,” says Gary.  “The animals were clearly used to seeing people, but they were wild animals in their natural habitat.”
The Mineral County STEM Network’s purpose is to increase communication among individuals, business/industry and organizations interested in encouraging our youths to consider the different STEM fields for careers.
For more information on the Mineral County STEM Network visit http://mineralstem.com/ and for regular updates on the STEM Festival like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MineralCountySTEM.