STEAM

Science isn't just a subject, it’s a way of understanding the world around us.

Camp Focuses on SciGirls! The Clay Center for the Arts and Science used the  PBS Kids Sci Girls program as a basis for its Sci Girls Summer Camp. 

STUDENTS Rise to the Challenge

Congratulations to all those who rose to the STEAM Challenge WV.  The response to this challenge was terrific.  Winners were selected at random from completed entries at each grade level.  It was great fun to see the pictures of students engaged in these STEAM activities. Winning classrooms will receive a cash prize to purchase technology for the classroom.

New STEAM Video

Apr 25, 2016

West Virginia Public Broadcasting has added another video to its STEAM collection on West Virginia LearningMedia.  This latest video looks at Advanced Manufacturing Technicians and the opportunities in the job market.  

For over five seasons WVPB has broadcast Inspiring West Virginians, a radio series telling stories of West Virginians who are exceptional leaders in science and business.  We visit them where they are, learn about what they do, hear stories of their childhoods and the influence of a West Virginia upbringing.  Added to that are the perspectives of friends, relatives and colleagues.

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Matthew McGinnis was born and raised in Fairmont, he signed up as a soldier and after serving his country for six years he returned to West Virginia.

Then he applied for an apprenticeship with the Morgantown Plumber and Pipefitter's Union, a 5-year apprentice program run by the United Association of plumbers and pipefitters, Local 152.

“So what’s your family health story?” Nurse/PhD Taura Barr asked. “It could save your life.”
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Taura Barr has developed not one, but two new diagnostic tools to help determine what kind of stroke a patient is having, and when the stroke symptoms began--both critical pieces of information when minutes count.

 

West Virginia University Art Professor, Dylan Collins has been dedicated to an older technology as of late: Iron Casting.

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The first woman to walk in space was the keynote speaker at the Women in Tech Conference. Dr. Kathryn Sullivan and several other speakers met at Oglebay Park in Ohio County to talk about empowerment and technology.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, we’ll talk with the Managing Editor of the political website factcheck.org for the back story behind the black lung benefit accusations candidates Evan Jenkins and Nick Rahall are making.  And we visit Appalachian Heritage Day at Athens Elementary school in Mercer County. 

West Virginia Public Broadcasting has been hard at work creating a pilot, interactive, web-video series called West Virginia STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). It's a collection of videos designed to inspire middle school kids, and arm teachers and parents with tools to help students navigate possible career options in the state.

MARS FIRST

High school teams from all over the country are pitting their robots against each other in a series of events designed to test their ability to work together and endure.


Current, a trade publication for public media, has featured West Virginia Public Broadcasting's work on a series of web videos and other digital content aimed at middle schoolers. The videos highlight the STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and are produced by Glynis Board and Chuck Kline.