Registration is now open for West Virginia University’s Engineering Challenge Camps. The camps, hosted in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, features something for students at virtually every education level.

The series features four, week-long camps for high school students, who have the option to stay overnight in a WVU residence hall and will have evening activities led by camp counselors, who are WVU engineering students. There are also three, week-long day camps for middle school students and three weeks of half-day camps for elementary school students.

“For the fifth year, we have expanded our camp offerings to try and meet demand,” said Cate Schlobohm, outreach coordinator in the Statler College. “This year we will be able to serve more than 400 campers, and we have designed new curriculum to appeal to different interests.”

For curriculum, fee information and to register, go to Space is limited.

The Middle School Engineering Challenge Camp – Ages of Engineering – will kick off the series on June 20-24. The camp, which will focus on great discoveries and inventions that have shaped modern-day engineering, will be also be held on June 27-July 1 and July 25-29.

For the fourth straight year, the College will host an all-female STEM camp, Growing Roots in STEM, which will be held June 26-July 1. Designed for girls interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the camp will have an engineering focus, but will also demonstrate how a career in engineering can be tied into forensics, pharmaceuticals, beauty product development, design and architecture and more. Campers will meet and work with female faculty members and female alumnae on design projects and various competitions.

Other camps, which are co-educational, include Engineering in Action and Engineering in Entertainment, both scheduled for July 10-15, and Engineering in Sustainability, July 17-22.

Once Upon Engineering is the theme for the elementary school camps, which will be held July 18-22, July 25-29 and August 1-5. The camps will focus on the STEM behind fairy tales, with each week having the same curriculum.



CONTACT: Mary C. Dillon, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

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