WU is an integral member of the expanding Carnegie Mellon University Community Robotics
Education & Technology Empowerment (CREATE) Lab Satellite Network. The CMU
CREATE Lab develops, refines, and produces technologies that are appropriate and
accessible for children of all ages. The Satellite Network is composed of several
colleges of education, school districts, lab schools and teacher professional development
centers who take the developed technologies to the classroom settings surrounding
their facilities. WVU has focused on expanding two progras: Arts & Bots, a
combined art and robotics program, and GigaPan System, a super-high-resolution
photography system that we employ with a garden=based learning program at local
S.T.E.M. Education Laboratory
Science, technology, engineering and mathematic (S.T.E.M.) education programs
in the College of Education and Human Services have received significant enhancements
from private gifts through the WVU Foundation’s State of Minds Campaign and WVU
upgrades to learning facilities.
The S.T.E.M. Laboratory, in Allen Hall, offers a learning environment with
computer technologies and traditional hands-on experimental learning stations.
Center for Democracy and Citizenship Education
The Center for Democracy and Citizenship Education’s main goal has been to help revitalize
the historic American Civic Education experience and build upon this tradition,
while setting the course for future innovation. The CDCE assumes a leadership
role for the development of a new generation of American citizens. To accomplish
this goal, the CDCE offers assistance in three integral areas: scholarship,
teaching, and service for the purpose of developing relevant and innovative civic
education programs and effective instructional practices for our schools.
WVU Child Development Laboratory
The Child Development Laboratory is a unit of the CEHS Department of Learning
Sciences and Human Development and is designed to provide observational and hands
on experiences for CEHS students majoring in child development and family
studies, curriculum and instruction, and other related fields. Although it enrolls
just 40 preschool children (with a waitlist of many), it has a tremendous service
record to families, the University, and the community. The staff provides parents
with resources and information on child development issues while serving as a professional
development experience for more than 800 university students each year.