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National Youth Science Foundation Purchases Tucker County Facility


The National Youth Science Foundation has acquired a research and education center in Tucker County.

The foundation received federal approval in March to purchase the facility from the Canaan Valley Institute. The Charleston Gazette reports that the foundation announced the $20 million acquisition’s completion on Tuesday.

The foundation plans to house a science, technology, engineering and math education, or STEM, center at the facility near Davis.

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said Wednesday that the center has the potential to become a national hub for STEM education.

The Canaan Valley Institute built the center with funding from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Adminstration.