Students Kimberly Coleman and Matias Gandulfo spent the summer working in internships where they learned how to put their classroom learning to work in the field. Find out where they worked and what they learned in this valuable college experience.
This issue of
Bear Tracks covered how WVU Tech students are getting engaged in the community
like never before. From disaster relief to feeding their neighbors, Golden Bears
have been rolling up their sleeves and getting to work.
Read some of our coverage and see pictures from service events throughout the year.
WVU Tech Service Week
In the spring of 2017, WVU Tech launched a week of service that included nine
days of volunteer activities for students, faculty and staff. Find out how
they broke the week's work up into sections that allowed volunteers to discover
the kind of community service that worked for them:
In August of 2017, hundreds of new students on campus for New Student Orientation
spent a day in the community. They helped local nonprofits, painted, cleaned
and picked up, logging more than 800 service hours.
Watch video from our new students' flood relief efforts at the beginning of the
2016-2017 academic year:
The Golden Bears of Summer
You read a bit about our summer camp programs in the magazine. Now explore these
programs in greater detail, hear from the professors who run them and meet
some of the students who made WVU Tech their home this summer.
One week and about a billion ways to explore all things STEM. This camp puts
young men in women in charge of conducting experiments, working on projects,
chatting with STEM professionals and exploring STEM careers.
The first-ever WVU Tech forensic investigation day camp brought in more than
100 students from West Virginia and surrounding states to explore everything
from fingerprinting and tire impressions to bloodstain pattern analysis and
crime scene investigation.
Upward Bound is a yearlong program, but it really shines in the summertime. This
year, students lived on campus for six weeks, stayed in residence halls, ate
in the Bears Den, took college-style classes and toured colleges and universities.
Now in its third year, the popular Academy program brings together high school
girls to explore STEM concepts and careers in an environment built with
them in mind - plus they get to spend some quality time with women who have
forged powerful careers in STEM fields.
The first Tomorrow is Mine camp was hosted on Tech's campus in Beckley, and it
brought students from different counties in Southern West Virginia together
to experience a traditional summer camp experience in a healthy, drug-free