When it comes to getting students interested in STEM fields, there’s no better experience than attending Camp STEM at WVU Tech. A week-long residential program, Camp STEM brings high-school students to campus to learn about everything from civil engineering to forensic science.
“This program is a huge benefit for us and Camp STEM students,” said WVU Tech First Year Programs Coordinator and Camp STEM organizer Kimberlyn Gray, Ph.D. “It helps students determine early on what their interests are so they can begin to take college courses in that track.”
AT&T and the Dow Chemical Company, both leading companies in their respective industries, understand the value of STEM education, and have pledged financial support for the program. AT&T has approved $15,000 in program funding and Dow has pledged $10,000. Dow employees will also attend this year’s camp to provide interactive presentations and experiments.
These generous donations will allow WVU Tech to expand Camp STEM to 60 students and provide 30 scholarships for those who may not otherwise be able to attend.
WVU Tech would like to thank both AT&T and Dow for their support of Camp STEM and the spirit of curiosity and learning it fosters in young West Virginians.