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.
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.
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.