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Boy scouts help spruce up campus during Jamboree day of service

36 Boy Scouts from East Texas helped out on campus for a day of service project.

On Wednesday, July 26, nearly 40 boy scouts from Troop 4207 of the East Texas Area Council spent the day on WVU Tech’s Beckley campus. The scouts spent a full work day pulling weeds, mulching flowerbeds and painting parking lot barriers in preparation for WVU Tech’s upcoming semester.

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Mind the wires: How five students helped to power up WVU Tech’s new campus

Five WVU Tech students stop their work for a quick photo in one of the newly finished computer labs.

Employers know WVU Tech graduates for their work ethic, their breadth of knowledge and their ability to get to work on day one. Part of that reputation comes from the fact that Golden Bears spend a lot of time in experiential learning opportunities, undertaking internships and co-ops, volunteering on community service projects and working to put their classroom skills to the test in the real world.

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Girls in STEM: Summer academy program marks another year of career exploration

The 2017 girls academy class stands for a group photo with WVU Tech Campus President Carolyn Long.

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.

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Young detectives explore forensics at WVU Tech day camp

Students analyze crime scene evidence during the first WVU Tech Forensic Investigation Summer Camp

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.

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