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High School Students Explore STEM Fields At WVU Tech Camp

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris
Reported: Jun. 23, 2014 10:27 AM EDT
Updated: Jun. 23, 2014 11:25 AM EDT
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Mongtomery , Kanawha County , West Virginia

High school students from around the state are at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery this week exploring science, technology, engineering and mathematics through hands-on activities.

The camp offers students a chance to explore fields such as robotics, biology, forensics, civil and electrical engineering, computer programming, mathematics, chemistry and automobile technology, according to a news release from the university.

During the weeklong camp, attendees participate in interactive, hands-on classes where they will manipulate genes in bacteria, create electrical circuits, document mock crime scenes, build lasers, program basic computer games, learn about EEGs or find out what it takes to build a bridge.

Dow employees will provide an interactive chemistry presentation and students will work in teams on the camp’s final project, the cardboard canoe. AT&T and DOW representatives will judge the competition, which challenges students to design and build a cardboard canoe that can carry a student across the WVU Tech swimming pool.

Camp attendees also will take a day-long field trip to visit the Green Bank Telescope and the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.

This year, Camp STEM will welcome a group of Toyota Scholars – high school girls who are interested in studying STEM fields and will attend the camp on Toyota-sponsored scholarships.

The camp is made possible by contributions from AT&T, Toyota, DOW and AEP.



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