On Wednesday, August 15, WVU Tech’s students returned to campus to start the 2018-2019 academic year. But for more than 400 new Golden Bears, it’s already been an exciting few days.
The WVU Tech campus will welcome more than 400
new students for New Student Orientation, August 12-14.
On Sunday, August 12, new students will move into residence halls from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. That afternoon, the University will host a welcome picnic for students and families on the Carter Hall lawn. That event is expected to host nearly 1,000 guests.
There is a long hallway that runs the length of Collins Middle School in Oak Hill, West Virginia. It’s usually pretty quiet this time of year, but on a Thursday morning in late July, that usual summer quiet was replaced with the sound of chatter, clacking keyboards and the unmistakable whirring of tiny motors.
A group of seventh-graders stood at one end of the hall, watching a small robot make hairpin turns as it navigated its way through a maze of purple tape. When it came to a stop, the girls exchanged congratulatory high fives. They were celebrating the culmination of days of work at the new Girls Interested in Robotics Lego and Scratch program.
Last week marked the end of summer camp season at WVU Tech as the STEM Summer Academy for Girls wrapped up on Friday. The five-day program brings in high school girls from throughout the region to explore careers and concepts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Source: WVU Today
With the announcement that Carolyn Long has been selected to temporarily lead the state’s higher education coordination body, Gerald Lang has been named interim campus president at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Beckley.
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.