West Virginia State University to Host Inaugural Engineering Day Saturday, April 13

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April 4, 2019
West Virginia State University to Host Inaugural Engineering Day Saturday, April 13
INSTITUTE, W.Va. –West Virginia State University (WVSU) will host its inaugural Engineering Day Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the University’s Institute campus. The free event will feature hands-on educational activities for middle and high school students.
Participants can engage in activities on topics such as aerospace engineering, automotive engineering, marine engineering, computer science, electronics, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and virtual engineering. Attendees can also register to participate in two competitive activities relating to bridge building and foam rocket launching. 

“Attendees will have plenty of opportunities to design, build and experiment, while also enhancing college awareness and strengthening the impact of the link between non-school activities and academic success,” said Crystal Bishop, STEM Education Coordinator with WVSU’s Center for the Advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CASTEM). “No matter their experience level with engineering activities, there will be something for everyone.”

The event serves as an introduction and celebration of WVSU’s new Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree program, which launched in January. 

WVSU is the 10th land-grant university in the nation to offer an engineering program, which will prepare students to work for one of the more than 140 chemical-related companies in West Virginia.

WVSU’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and WVSU CASTEM are hosting the event. Activities will take place in Hamblin and Wallace halls on campus. 

Registration is required by visiting wvstateu.edu/engineering.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multigenerational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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