WVU Stem Ambassadors act as science,
technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instructors and camp/cabin counselors
during 4-H summer camps and events across the state of West Virginia. Given
training and materials, ambassadors travel throughout the state during the
summer and deliver pre-arranged STEM curriculum in a variety of settings.
Events include county 4-H day or overnight camps, summer youth program sites,
state 4-H camps located at Jackson’s Mill in Jane Lew, WV, the West Virginia
State Fair located in Lewisburg, WV, and camps on the WVU campuses in
Morgantown and Beckley.
This is a great opportunity for students to
earn some extra money this summer, improve their teaching and leadership
skills, and camp in beautiful locations across West Virginia all while
spreading their enthusiasm for science. The program will be the eighth year of
the program and the more than ninety previous STEM Ambassadors who served in
summers 2012-2018 have reported that the program was a life-changing
experience. More importantly, because many of the more than 60,000 children
served often have little access to hands-on science, the STEM Ambassadors can
change lives by inspiring future scientists and engineers.