4-H STEM

WVU 2017 Forensic Science Summer Camp

The Next Generation Forensic Science Initiative will be hosting a forensic science summer camp for middle school (6th – 8th grade) and high school (9th – 12th grade) students for one week this summer. The goal of this program is to bring the crime lab to the classroom. Through hands-on, experiential learning, participants will acquire the practical knowledge and skills that forensic scientists employ in their day to day casework. At the conclusion of the week, participants will take their newly acquired knowledge and skills and apply them to a mock crime scene at the Crime Scene Complex.

Middle school and high school camps will be held concurrently but separate from one another.

When:
June 19-23, 2017

Where:
WVU Downtown and Evansdale Campuses

Time:
9am – 4pm each day

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Parent & Child science classes offered by the WVU Forensics Department

These classes are designed to provide parents and children with the opportunity to interact in an academic environment, build and strengthen relationships through mutual interests and scientific inquiry, and to learn what actually goes on behind the yellow crime scene tape and in the forensic laboratory. Each class is two-three hours held one Saturday each month beginning in September and concluding in May. Parent and child can attend one or all (i.e. repeat attendance is not required). Therefore, even if your county is very far from Morgantown, you may have families very interested in making the trip for one or more of these classes. All class topics, dates, times, and locations can be found in the table of the attached document.

Where:
WVU Crime Scene Complex, 383 Oakland Street, Morgantown, WV 26506 or Oglebay Hall, 1800 University Avenue, Morgantown, WV 26506.

When:
Classes will be held one Saturday each month beginning in September and concluding in May. See the table below for a complete list of classes, dates, times, and locations.

Time:
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Forensic DNA and You Crack the Case will last an additional hour.
Cost: Each class will cost $20.00 per participant to cover laboratory supplies, reproducible materials and instructional assistants. If you register for the first 8 classes the last class will be free.

Requirement:
CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN. NO CHILD MAY ATTEND THESE CLASSES WITHOUT THE PRESENCE OF A PARENT/GUARDIAN.
Information: For further information or questions about this program, please see the attached document or contact Chris Bily

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

The WVU Extension Service 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Program endeavors to create programming that fosters an appreciation for science, engineering, and technology in West Virginia youth and equip them with the skills they need to compete in the 21st century.

This is promoted through community STEM events, University service projects, volunteer leader training, teaching activities and a variety of STEM curriculum.

Statewide experiential learning in STEM includes a broad array of disciplines including forensics, chemistry, astronomy, robotics, mechanical and electrical engineering, water quality, and agriculture.

WVU Extension Service’s 4-H program reaches 1 in 4 state youth each year in a variety of event settings including summer camping programs, club meetings, in school and after school activities. This allows WVU to bring hands-on science experiences to children in rural communities and to a statewide youth audience of more than 77,000 children.

Some of the programs supported through the WVU 4-H STEM Program include:
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  • 4-H First Lego League Robotics competitions,
  • the 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment,
  • the West Virginia State Science Bowl,
  • the STEM Ambassador program,
  • and the annual summer science camp experiment.

For more information on STEM programming, contact Jen Robertson-Honecker, WVU Extension Service STEM specialist.