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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)


MARS Robotics team working on robot Mountaineer Area Robotics

MARS Robotics team looks to provide inspiration, outreach to local area students.

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College of Education and Human Services (CEHS)


NSF Career Award Recipient Melissa Luna 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.

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Gifts support the CEHS STEM/Engineering Education Lab

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.

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Faculty Member Posing: She is Smiling with Her Arms Crossed 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.

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Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources


WVU, Edventure Group join forces to encourage STEM education in local schools

Participating schools, including Preston High School, Bruceton School, Central Preston Middle School and West Preston Middle School, will study transportation. 

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WVU nasa rover on rocky terrain WVU robotics team rocks NASA competition

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.

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Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design 


WVU Institute of Water Security and Science faculty experts assist with a local STEM project
Students with WVU Davis College Faculty Brian Lemme and Jim Anderson

Students at the Morgantown Learning Academy (MLA) and Mountain Stewardship and Outdoor Leadership School (SOL) got a messy and immersive lesson in a yearlong "Science and Stewardship" class about national, regional and local water quality issues and how to address them.

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Across Colleges


Mountaineer Mindfulness Month

Mountaineer Mindfulness Month Logo

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. 

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National Scout Jamboree

2013 National Scout Jamboree Badge

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.

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Participants of The Science Behind the Sport Standing Behind a Banner The Science Behind the Sport

Exploring STEM concepts related to zip lines.

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The Science Behind Cycling Participants The Science Behind Cycling

The application of STEM principles based around one of the greatest inventions of all time, the bicycle!

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The Science Behind Rock Climbing Participants in front of a rock wall The Science Behind Rock Climbing

Hoist your STEM knowledge to new heights.

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Ann ChesterTEDx Talks

In the linked TEDx talk, Dr. Ann Chester encourages students to continue their education beyond high school. She demonstrates this through the HSTA Collaborative, which is a partnership program between WVU's camps and the WV community, to spark interest in marginalized high school students.

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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.

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WVU Extension's Monroe Country 4-H robotics team to compete in first Lego League World Championship

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.

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