WVU Tech has launched a new four-year degree program in adventure recreation management. The program is designed to capture the energy and expertise of Southern West Virginia’s outdoor adventure industry and will begin training students this August.
WVU Tech’s faculty members are dedicated to the advancement of the fields they teach. Outside of the classroom they’re researchers, writers, presenters, go-to experts and road warriors who share their passion for learning with the world.
This summer, eighth-grade students with an interest in the nursing profession will have a chance to spend time working alongside real nurses in real hospital environments during the three-day Southern West Virginia Junior Nursing Academy, June 19-21.
Students in the academy will attend classes on WVU Tech’s campus in Beckley, take skill labs with Bluefield State College professors at the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center, participate in a simulated operating room experience at Raleigh General Hospital and engage in a simulated emergency trauma experience at Appalachian Regional Hospital.
March 7, 1996 – March 27, 2018
We are saddened by the loss of one of our fellow Golden Bears, Jakob Cooper, of Beckley, West Virginia. Jakob was a sophomore studying Forensic Investigation.
DATE CHANGED DUE TO WEATHER --- This event has been rescheduled for Monday, March 26 from Wednesday, March 21.
On Monday, March 26, the WVU Tech Department of History, English, and Creative Arts will welcome notable writer Dr. Wendy Welch as she delivers the first Appalachian Writers’ Lecture. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Carter Hall.
In WVU Tech’s Carter Hall auditorium, more than 60 eighth-grade
girls from Raleigh and Nicholas counties broke into teams, their arms loaded
with pipe insulation, tape, scissors and marbles. The goal? Build a marble
“roller coaster” using their newfound understanding of potential and kinetic
WVU Tech alumni, employees, students and friends gathered in Beckley for the University’s second-annual Golden Bear Alumni Weekend on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. From campus tours and award receptions to catching up with old classmates and professors, the event brought together hundreds of Golden Bears and their families to celebrate outstanding members of the WVU Tech community.
WVU Tech’s popular JobFest is back, and it’s bringing more than 50 employers from regional engineering, business, healthcare and public service companies and agencies.
The event will be hosted in the Van Meter Gym on Tuesday, March 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
A team of WVU Tech students is on the road after months of spending their free time huddled around computers and workbenches, designing, programming, calibrating and testing their creation. They’re part of the brand new VEX Robotics Club at Tech, and they’re not alone. With them is Monty1 – a VEX-based robot – and on Friday, March 2, they’re putting the machine to the test at the West Virginia 2018 VEX U Regional Qualifier at Fairmont State University.
The “In the Zone” competition will pit 21 schools against one another as their robots pick up, move and stack small cones on goals during the competition. Broken up into “alliances,” the teams that earn the most points for their robotic stacking precision will win a chance to move into elimination rounds and, ultimately, to the World Championship to be hosted this April in Kentucky.
On the corner of South Kanawha and Church streets in Beckley, a group of students gathers, chatting and examining an odd contraption.
The device is simple enough. There’s a tall telescoping pole attached to a railing. It’s got a plastic box at about knee height and a little electronic bauble at the top. It doesn’t look like much, but on this chilly morning and in the hands of this crew, it’s got the potential to save lives.