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.