WVU kicks off STEM camps to pique curiosity, encourage innovation

July 26, 2019

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The Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and WVU Extension Service will host two science, technology, engineering and math camps to showcase the need for and use of these skills in today’s dynamic world. The camps provide hands-on learning opportunities to pique the curiosity of students grades 7-9 in the STEM fields, and show how these skills are integrated across various fields of study.

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