In late July, a group of high school girls gathered in Montgomery for WVU Tech’s second STEM Summer Academy for Girls. The goal? Explore STEM fields and meet some of the women shaping these fields in the Mountain State.
WVU Tech’s Upward Bound program has been in operation for more than five decades. The federally funded TRIO program keeps high school students engaged throughout the school year and culminates in a six-week, on-campus summer program.
This year’s summer class includes more than 40 students from Clay County High School, Riverside High School in Kanawha County and all five high schools in Fayette County.
WVU Tech is pleased to announce the addition of Susan Shew, Director of Development, to the University’s executive team.
Nearly 40 high school students from throughout the state visited WVU Tech’s Montgomery campus for the popular Camp STEM program, June 19-24.
On Saturday, June 18, more than 50 incoming students and their families gathered at WVU Tech in Beckley for new student registration.
In the continuation of a longstanding relationship between Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia and WVU Tech, Toyota has provided funding for programs designed to keep both college and high school students working on STEM projects throughout the summer months.
The organization donated over $12,000 to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja buggy team for their 2016 competitive season. Each year, the team builds a Baja-style racing buggy from the ground up. Students handle every detail of the buggy from conceptualization and design to constructing the vehicle competing in maneuverability, acceleration, braking and endurance events. The team recently met in New York to compete in Baja SAE Rochester June 9-12.
By Bill Frye, Register-Herald
The West Virginia University Institute of Technology is often known and renowned for its engineering program.
WVU Tech’s Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences has earned a reputation for quality academics and for producing work-ready engineers. For Dr. Zeljko Torbica, that reputation was a major draw.
Dean Torbica (or Dean Z as he’s known by the campus community) came to the university after a storied career in construction engineering and academia. He started out as a structural engineer. He worked for a multi-national firm that was active in more than 70 countries. He spearheaded a popular online construction management program at Drexel University and published research in a number of professional journals.
WVU Tech was among a dozen schools featured in Newsweek’s “The Best of ABET’s Accredited Programs 2016” list in early March.
The Newsweek piece was created in partnership with ABET. The article includes a description of ABET’s process and the importance of individual program accreditation. WVU Tech maintains nine ABET-accredited programs in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.
On Thursday, May 19, educators and members of industry gathered in WVU Tech’s Carter Hall on the Beckley campus for EdTalks Beckley. The topic of discussion: innovation in public education and strengthening the state’s workforce.
Hosted by the Education Alliance, the EdTalks series connects education to industry throughout the state in presentations and networking events. Thursday’s event in Beckley brought together more than 60 attendees and featured speakers with corporate, community and higher education perspectives.