STEM Education at WVU
The following are examples of STEM Education projects across various departments and colleges at WVU.
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences (ECAS)
Mountaineer Area Robotics
MARS Robotics team looks to provide inspiration, outreach to local area students.Watch the Video
College of Education and Human Services (CEHS)
NSF Career Award
An assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies is West Virginia University’s most recent recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Career Award.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematic education programs in the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University have received significant enhancements from private gifts through the WVU Foundation’s State of Minds Campaign and WVU upgrades to learning facilities.
K-12 STEM Education Initiative
The K-12 STEM Education Initiative strives to implement creative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics projects in K-12 classrooms to help foster a healthy understanding of STEM fields among educators and school-age children.
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Davis College Environmental Research Center at WVU, an interdisciplinary Research, Education and Outreach Collaborative.
Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Participating schools, including Preston High School, Bruceton School, Central Preston Middle School and West Preston Middle School, will study transportation.
After securing first-place honors in the mining and outreach categories in NASA’s 2014 Robotic Mining Competition at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center in late May, the team headed to the Rock Yard at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, to compete in NASA’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkages, or Robo-Ops Competition.
Mountaineer Mindfulness Month
WVUCE-STEM was a partner in the first-ever Mindful Mountaineers Month held in November (2016). A month-long event offered to WVU students, faculty, and staff in hopes they can discover a contemplative practice that is most meaningful to them. WVUCE-STEM sponsored Michelle Withers, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, and her Reflecting on Your Life sessions. These sessions with Dr. Withers were scheduled for Wednesday, November 9th, from 2:00-3:00pm in E Moore Hall and Thursday, November 17th from 5:30-6:30pm in LSC.
National Scout Jamboree
The WVU forensics badge was given to scouts at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree who completed several of the activities at the forensic sciences tent.
The Science Behind the Sport
Exploring STEM concepts related to zip lines.
The Science Behind Cycling
The application of STEM principles based around one of the greatest inventions of all time, the bicycle!
The Science Behind Rock Climbing
Hoist your STEM knowledge to new heights.
WVU Extension Service
A new experiment in summer camping turns WVU students into STEM instructors.
Providing youths with the opportunity to engage in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math projects at camp is the goal behind the new West Virginia University STEM Ambassadors program.
Monroe County, West Virginia 4-H’ers are building more than Lego robots; they’re building character as they prepare to compete in the FIRST Lego League Robotics World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri on April 27-30.