West Virginia Camps

The following camp directory lists some of the summer camps for K-12 students in engineering throughout the United States and Canada that are and were previously offered. The directory lists camps that have been hosted by Universities and research centers in the past. Please note that all camps may not be offered every year and that new camps and programs are currently being added. Old or unsuccessful programs are always being eliminated or modified. A substantial number of programs specifically target minorities, women, and other groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. The programs offered change frequently, and this database is not comprehensive. This is only meant to be a guide to aid your search for engineering education preparation tools. Many of the programs offer scholarships and may have application deadlines as early as January. If you are interested in a program, please email, call or write the organization listed for an application and the most current information available.

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Fairmont State University
West Virginia Aerospace and Engineering Scholars
The STEM Innovation Center at Fairmont State University in partnership with the West Virginia Aerospace and Engineering Scholars is offering a 5-day camp from August 1 through 5th, 2011.  This “in-residence” camp is being offered at no cost to the students who will stay on the FSU campus and participate in a very hands-on curriculum whose goal is to launch a high altitude balloon with a scientific payload package by the end of the camp week.  Students will learn about the Earth’s atmosphere, physics, sensors, microcontrollers, programming and communications through a design process.
Contact(s):  Gene Turchin  (304-367-4630) or Michelle Poland (304-367-4246)
Email:  rturchin@fairmontstate.edu or mpoland2@fairmontstate.edu
Web site: http://www.fairmontstate.edu/collegeofscitech/outreach

Marshall University
Exploring Engineering: Academy of Excellence

While living on Marshall University's campus in Huntington, WV, high school students (primarily rising juniors) participate in hands-on activities to introduce them to the varied applications of engineering. Activities include GPS, surveying, water quality testing, building trebuchets, Lego robots and CO2 race cars, and talking to practicing engineers from a variety of fields.
Contact: Dr. William Pierson, Director, Marshall University, Huntington, WV (304-696-6007)
Email: pierson@marshall.edu
Web site: http://www.marshall.edu/eeae

West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Montgomery, WV

Will you be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in high school this fall?  Are you interested in science, technology, engineering, or math?  Do you like a challenge that includes “hands-on” experiments and problem solving?  The WVU Institute of Technology invites high school students to attend a week long exploration of possibilities for a future career in science, technology, engineering and math.  During the week, Camp STEM brings students to the Montgomery campus for college-level instruction as well as a taste of college life.
Contact(s): Dr. Kimberlyn Gray or Lori Shaffer, P.E.
Email: Kimberlyn.Gray@mail.wvu.edu or Lori.Shaffer@mail.wvu.edu
Web site: http://campstem.cs.wvutech.edu