West Virginia University's STEM Education Initiatives encourage a new generation of innovative participants in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. However, the WVU College of Education and Human Services' K-12 STEM Education Initiative has a unique path. It is not only working with children at local schools to help foster a healthy interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, at a young age; it is also helping to train educators who wish to join the STEM education initiative so that they might also make an impact leading up to and during their future careers in teaching.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematic education programs in the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University have received significant enhancements from private gifts through the WVU Foundation’s State of Minds Campaign and WVU upgrades to learning facilities.
The private gifts of approximately $500,000 will support STEM-related scholarships and introduce innovative technology in the CEHS professional development school classrooms in northern West Virginia while the new STEM learning laboratory classroom (renovation of classrooms costing approximately $500,000) in Allen Hall improves classroom science teaching and technology integration as it expands curriculum offerings