Next Generation STEM Day, previously known as 8th Grade Day, is a Society of Women Engineers sponsored event, but several organizations and majors in the college take part. The event allows for middle school students to get a deeper look into science and engineering which may become a future career choice for them.
The date of next year's Next Generation STEM Day will be announced in early 2024.
This event is a unique opportunity provided to a limited number of middle school students. Registration is open to all U.S. students, grades 6-8, who are exploring STEM fields. There is no previous knowledge of STEM required for this event, just a curiosity about STEM and an eagerness to learn.
The event will feature both small group and all conference attendee sections. In the breakout sessions, small groups of students will work with a SWE member to solve a challenge and have an opportunity to ask their SWE mentor about engineering majors at WVU. In the all-participant session, students will have an opportunity to hear from at least one professional in the STEM field and ask questions about achieving their future goals.
Next Generation STEM Day is intended to be a fun, interactive, in-person learning event. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion after the conference, and we will even have a few prizes!
More information can be found on West Virginia University’s Society of Women Engineers Next Generations STEM Day’s event page.
- ALL student volunteers must review and complete a training about WVU's policy regarding children on campus in WVU programs BOG Governance Rule 1.7 – Rule on Child Protection (Previously BOG Policy 49)
- ALL volunteers must also have a background check on file with WVU (even for virtual events)
- To request a link for training please
use this sheet to request module activation.
- Please email your certificate of completion to the Office of Outreach and Recruitment.
- A list of Statler faculty, staff, and students who have a Rule 1.7 completion certificate on file with the Office of Outreach and Recruitment