Tomorrow Is Mine shows children their futures are open to whatever they want to do [Register-Herald]
WVU Tech’s Tomorrow Is Mine Camp, a weeklong summer camp program where children ages 10 to 13 have a chance to explore different careers and make new friends while still enjoying a traditional camping experience.
Tomorrow Is Mine's 36 campers have come from several southern West Virginia counties, including Boone, Wyoming, McDowell, Lincoln. Logan, Raleigh, and Summers.
WVU Tech’s longest-running summer camp program has turned
13. Camp STEM is designed to introduce high school boys and girls to concepts
and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The weeklong,
overnight camp returned this year with another chance for students in the
Mountain State to explore STEM.
“There’s a different balance in the camp this year,” said Dr. Kimberlyn Gray, a professor in the WVU Tech chemical engineering department and organizer of the camp.
As the ambulance pulled into the entrance at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital, sirens blaring, lights flashing, one could cut the sense of urgency with a knife. A young woman had wrecked her bicycle and was in bad shape. Deep cuts on her head. A badly swollen and possibly broken leg.
For four days in June, the WVU Tech campus became a proving ground for young investigators. The Forensic Investigation camp for high school students ran June 11-14 – and it taught students from throughout the region how to effectively analyze evidence and decipher crime scenes.
WVU Tech electrical engineering professor Dr. Kenan Hatipoglu has been selected to participate in the United States Department of Energy’s Visiting Faculty Program at the prestigious Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
In mid-May, WVU hosted the first West Virginia Science Adventure Camp program at the Boy Scouts of America’s Summit Bechtel Reserve.