This month, West Virginia University Institute of Technology and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine kicked off what both institutions hope to be a long and fruitful partnership designed to prepare Tech students for medical school.
On Friday, July 14, more than 20 high school girls from throughout the state gathered with their parents on WVU Tech’s campus for a picnic. The celebration capped the university’s weeklong STEM Summer Academy for Girls, where students spent their days conducting experiments, exploring STEM fields and meeting with women who have built successful careers in STEM industries.
John “Anthony” Sipple, Jr.
May 26, 1997 - July 11, 2017
We are saddened by the loss of one of our fellow Golden Bears, John Anthony Sipple, Jr. of Patriot, Ohio. He was a chemical engineering major and a member of the Golden Bear baseball team.
More than 70 high school students lived and learned on WVU Tech’s Beckley campus this summer as part of a six-week Upward Bound residence experience. The federal TRIO program, which was recently awarded a five-year grant to continue operation, is designed to give high schoolers a preview of the college experience.
The WVU Tech STEM Summer Academy for Girls will be hosted on the Beckley campus July 9-14 thanks in part to funding provided by Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia.
Most days Jennifer Merkle is a 14-year-old student from Princeton, West Virginia who likes to read books about crime and forensic science. But for two days in June, she was a real-life forensic investigator, examining fingerprint evidence, interpreting bloodstain patterns, casting footwear impressions and investigating the scenes of heinous crimes to figure out how the deeds were done – and who might have done them.
In WVU Tech’s Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center there’s
a near-constant buzz of whirring motors and clicking keyboards. It’s punctuated
by bouts of laughter and the exclamation that the little machine zigged when it
should have zagged. It’s the sound of Camp STEM’s popular robotics class. It’s
also the sound of high school students learning that a fascination with STEM
can be a very good thing.
The wellbeing of West Virginia’s young people is the key to the state’s future. That’s the philosophy of Dr. Larry Rhodes, a pediatric cardiologist who has been helping children with congenital heart disease at the WVU School of Medicine in Morgantown for the last 13 years.
WVU Tech and FlightSafety International launch a 'Career Jumpstart' Aviation Management degree program
West Virginia University Institute of Technology and FlightSafety International will launch the first class of their joint Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management degree program in August 2017.
WVU Tech’s Upward Bound program was recently awarded a five-year grant for nearly $2 million to continue helping high school students in Southern West Virginia.