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Research and Learning Facilities


students in create lab

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 schools.  

S.T.E.M. Education Laboratory

students in stem lab
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

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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.

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WVU Child Development Laboratory
(Nursery School)

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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. 

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