“Foxcroft interns will gain confidence and have a real-world perspective that will serve them well in college and in future STEM careers. Plus, the excitement in our students’ voices when they describe their work at the MARE Center is inspiring.” — Cathy McGehee, Head of Foxcroft School
MIDDLEBURG, VA —
(PRWEB) November 14, 2017 — Foxcroft School, an all-girls academic boarding school for grades 9-12, is excited to announce a new internship program with Virginia Tech’s Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension (MARE) Center.
This unique partnership between the boarding school for girls and higher education institution is designed to engage Foxcroft students in college- and graduate-level equine research projects. The internships are a terrific complement to Foxcroft’s curriculum, which includes innovative STEM initiatives, college prep classes, and a horse riding program that attracts girls from across the country and around the world.
“Providing our students with experiential learning and advanced research opportunities related to horse care is an important part of our strategic initiatives to provide unique learning experiences in and out of the classroom,” says Head of School Cathy McGehee.
Situated in the heart of Virginia horse country just a few miles from the Foxcroft Boarding School campus, the MARE Center is one of Virginia Tech’s 11 agricultural research and extension centers. The 420-acre farm was donated to Virginia Tech by philanthropist Paul Mellon in 1949 to foster research that improved pasture and animal productivity, while enhancing the land. Through collaboration with academic and industry partners around the world, the Center advances the health and wellbeing of the horse through its innovative research efforts and exceptional educational…