WCHS Eyewitness News Home Charleston Eyewitness Newsroom Charleston Storm Team Weather Sports News TV Program Schedule Community Mobile: Smartphone,Tablet and SMS text Get Connected SMS Text Facebook Twitter See-It,Shoot-It RSS News Feed Email List Tumblr


Students From Across Region Learning About STEM Careers On Marshall Campus

Reported by: Send eMail Darrah Wilcox
Reported: Jun. 17, 2014 4:38 PM EDT
Updated: Jun. 18, 2014 12:59 PM EDT
EYEWITNESS NEWS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO

STEM Camp
Eyewitness News Photo

Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia

Jasmine Duncan is a founding member of the Carnegie Hall camp. It's an experience she said helped shape her goals of becoming a doctor.

"I want to be a pediatrician and that came from my love of kids," she said.

Duncan is now a camp peer mentor for high school students exploring potential careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, STEM sectors. Students from West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky are part of the camp that over the years has visited campuses in each of the three states.

"This program helps show people what there is out there, and it showed me that I don't have to stay in Kentucky to go to school," said Duncan, who is entering her senior year at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

This year, the camp is visiting Marshall University's campus. About 70 students are learning about topics such as rural health, aging and computer science from professors, doctors, students and administrators.

Dr. Shelvy Campbell, assistant dean for diversity at Marshall University's School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy, said students learning about such topics "will help them think a little more about, 'Hey, this may be a career that would work for me because these are my interests.'"

Taylor Ryan recommends soaking up as much information as possible to find out what you may or may not be interested in as a future career.

"Once you figure out your passion, you can fall into any major I feel like," Ryan said.

Ryan said keep exploring beyond the classroom.

"Try to reach out to as many people as possible, network, rub as many shoulders as you can, meet as many people as you can, let them know that, 'This is what my major is. Can I shadow you? Can I do something that will help me get experience in this field before I graduate?' " Ryan said.

Students will get hands-on experience in fields ranging from medicine and pharmacy to bioengineering through computer mapping, pharmacy compounding, suturing and ear exams.

Campbell said it is very important that students have an opportunity to see things that are done in the different areas.

"It will kind of garner their interests in the STEM fields, and more importantly for me, to see students involved in looking for medicine and pharmacy fields," she said.

Cambell said it's great exposure to bring the students to Huntington for the week.

The camp combines the Health Care Pipeline Initiative and the Carnegie Hall camp. The camp started in Lexington, Ky., several years ago at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.



MORE NEWS FROM EYEWITNESS NEWS
Battling Meth At The Point Of Sale
News
Jul. 22, 2014 11:32 PM EDT
Deputies spent hours investigating an abandoned meth ...
Full News Story and Video

Huntington Man Arrested for Allegedly Soliciting a Minor Online
News
Jul. 22, 2014 10:44 PM EDT
Police arrested a man Tuesday afternoon, for allegedly ...
Full News Story

Mason Co. Case Serves As Important Reminder On Child Nutrition Needs
News
Jul. 22, 2014 10:30 PM EDT
The investigation continues into a disturbing case ...
Full News Story and Video


News Community Responds To Child Neglect Case
Jul. 22, 2014 9:35 PM EDT
News Bus Company Decision Nails The Coffin Shut On Saturday Event
Jul. 22, 2014 7:36 PM EDT
News Freedom Bankruptcy Deal On Hold
Jul. 22, 2014 6:10 PM EDT
News Milton Seeing Economic Boom
Jul. 22, 2014 5:49 PM EDT
News Dirty Girl Mud Run For Charleston Officially Canceled
Jul. 22, 2014 5:42 PM EDT
News Fayette County Man Killed After Pinned Under Truck
Jul. 22, 2014 4:54 PM EDT
News The Greenbrier Releases Details For Fans Interested In Attending New Orleans Saints' Practices, Picnic
Jul. 22, 2014 8:12 PM EDT
News Medicare Workshop Offers Information, Expert Consultation
Jul. 22, 2014 4:22 PM EDT
News MU To Paint The Capital City Green
Jul. 22, 2014 4:07 PM EDT
News Multifest Announces Schedule For 2014
Jul. 22, 2014 8:52 PM EDT
News Pregnant Teen Strangled, Man Decapitated In Online Sex Case
Jul. 22, 2014 3:06 PM EDT
News Milton Police Seek Information On Telephone Cable Theft
Jul. 22, 2014 2:28 PM EDT
News Meningitis Diagnosis Prompted WV Clinic Probe
Jul. 22, 2014 2:10 PM EDT
News Mountaineers To Face Tennessee In Football In 2018
Jul. 22, 2014 1:55 PM EDT
News Surveillance Photos Released In South Charleston Robbery
Jul. 22, 2014 12:53 PM EDT
News WVU Baseball Player Signs With Pro Team
Jul. 22, 2014 12:37 PM EDT
News One Man Injured In East End Shooting
Jul. 22, 2014 6:16 PM EDT
News Well-Being Of WV Children Improves; State Ranks 37th
Jul. 22, 2014 11:32 AM EDT
News Independent Ed Rabel To Seek Congressional Seat
Jul. 22, 2014 11:17 AM EDT
News Wayne County Schools Names Superintendent
Jul. 22, 2014 1:22 PM EDT
News Annual River Float Expected To Make Big Splash Saturday
Jul. 22, 2014 11:00 AM EDT
News Trailer Owner Finds Abandoned Meth Lab Near Backyard
Jul. 22, 2014 10:25 AM EDT
News WV Inmate Who Escaped In May Captured In VA
Jul. 22, 2014 9:16 AM EDT
News Former Mercer County Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges
Jul. 22, 2014 9:22 AM EDT
News Freedom Industries In Bankruptcy Court Tuesday
Jul. 22, 2014 7:54 AM EDT
News Baby Dies From Malnutrition After Police Say Parents Used WIC Money To Buy Drugs
Jul. 21, 2014 11:53 PM EDT
News Women Express Outrage Over Dirty Girl Mud Run Flap
Jul. 22, 2014 7:44 AM EDT
News Shoppers Travel Across Counties To Shop At Newly Expanded Kroger
Jul. 22, 2014 12:56 PM EDT
News Livestock Competition Big Part Of Cabell County Fair
Jul. 22, 2014 11:06 AM EDT
News Local Sporting Goods Store Thriving
Jul. 22, 2014 1:18 PM EDT


Advertise on WCHS-TV Online

West Virginia News
W.Va. solid waste programs get $360,000 in grants

Grants totaling $360,000 are headed to 29 solid waste authorities across West Virginia.
Full Story

Kentucky News
Volunteers needed for National FFA Convention

Volunteers are being recruited to assist with the National FFA Convention in Louisville this fall.
Full Story

Ohio News
Southwest plane makes emergency landing in Ohio

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Port Columbus International Airport because a fire-indicator light came on.
Full Story







Fugitive Files Tuesdays at 6 PM on Eyewitness News

West Virginia Wildlife Wednesdays at 6 PM on Eyewitness News

ABC News web site







Send Mail Send email to news@wchstv.com for information or comments concerning WCHS-TV Eyewitness News.
Copyright ©2014, WCHS-TV8. Portions are Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.

WCHS ABC 8 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Charleston and nearby towns and communities in the Tri-State area, including Huntington, Dunbar, Marmet, Montgomery, Nitro, South Charleston, St. Albans, Cedar Grove, Chesapeake, Clendenin, East Bank, Glasgow, Pratt, Cross Lanes, Elkview, Pinch, Sissonville, Big Chimney, Cabin Creek, Chelyan, Davis Creek, Institute, Jefferson, Loudendale, Mink Shoals, Pocatalico, Quick, Quincy, Rand, Buffalo, Eleanor, Hurricane, Nitro, Poca, Winfield, Culloden, Fraziers Bottom, Hometown, Red House, Scott Depot, Teays Valley, Danville, Madison, Hamlin, Logan, Chapmanville, Man, Delbarton, Kermit, Gilbert, Matewan, Williamson, Summersville, Richwood, Flatwoods, Gassaway, Sutton, Spencer, Ravenswood, Ripley, Mason, Point Pleasant, Ashland, Pikeville, Ironton, Portsmouth, Gallipolis, and Athens.