New performance-based assessment prepares WVU teacher candidates for successful careers

With debate swirling around education – how it's delivered, who pays for it, its role and/or worth in society – would-be teachers need all the preparation for the part of teaching that isn't directly related to their subject matter. That's where education Teaching Performance Assessment, or edTPA, comes in, and this fall, most teacher candidates in WVU's College of Education and Human Services will be required to participate in the performance-based assessment that will help them be more prepared for the classroom.

High school scientists at WVU for Biomedical Summer Camp

As part of the Health Sciences and Technology Academy program, talented high school students from across West Virginia are at WVU this week to learn from University faculty (and each other) about research and health.

WVU rural water, wastewater systems workshop planned in Flatwoods

To help small communities manage their water utilities, West Virginia University is offering a free workshop entitled, “Sustainable Management of Rural and Small Water and Wastewater Systems.” The workshop will be held Friday, August 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Days Inn & Suites Conference Center in Flatwoods.

Statler College to host Growing Roots in STEM, Engineering Around the World Challenge Camps

The Statler College will host two Engineering Challenge Camps the weeks of June 25. Growing Roots in STEM, a camp for female high school students, will give campers the opportunity to design and build hands-on engineering projects, tour industry facilities and work in teams and with professionals to learn about career paths and opportunities within STEM. Engineering Around the World, for middle school-aged children, will take campers from Japan to India to Brazil as they explore bridge building, dam construction and wind turbines.

Upward Bound/TRIO students to present case studies at WVU

To prevent summer learning melt, West Virginia University’s Outward Bound provided a three-week summer program, allowing local high school students a first-hand look at what college is really about. This Friday, students will present their case studies in Forensic Anthropology.