WVU Tech Celebrates 13th Annual Camp Stem

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Although school just let out mountain state students are diving right back into the books as WVU Tech is hosting their 13th annual Camp Stem.

The week long program available to local highschool students. Throughout the week students will learn subjects such as math, computer science, and engineering.

Instructors are aiming to provide students with real life experiences.

Maegen Shults, Math Instructor, “I gave them a bunch of data on how a certain school recycles and I hope that when they go back to school in the fall, they see a recycling bin and can say that saves 1/3 part of a tree.”

The week is treated similar to a full-time job as students begin their classes at 9:30 a.m. and wrap up around 5:00 p.m. The program is overnight allowing students to stay in dorms.

“I think being on a college campus is really helpful for them so they can get a real feel of what to expect in the future,” Shults added.

Creating electrical circuits, investigating crime scenes and programming robots are among the list of projects students will assist with.

Certain students are using this opportunity as a time to decide what major is right for them when it’s time for college.

Woodrow Wilson Student, Alyssa Harvey said, “I’ve seen more than what meets the eye online so I got to see everything right in front of me and here we get to do hands on projects.”

Camp Stem will be wrapping up later this week with a family picnic and a robotics competition to show off what they’ve been working on.

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