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STEM Careers:       Fly Into The Future

This summer, Upward Bound partnered with Dr. Javaid Syed of Salem University and The Thrasher Group to explore the STEM field with a focus on drone technology.  During the two-part program, students learned about the physics and technology involved in drones as well as their applications.  Thanks to engineers from Thrasher, they checked out some high-tech drones and even flew some of them.  They toured Thrasher headquarters and hear about career opportunities from professionals in Safety, Surveying, GIS, Engineering, Environmental, Utilities & Construction.  They also receive advice on continuing their education from the Training & Staff Development Manager, as well as tips on resumes, interviews, and the job application process from the Director of Human Resources.  Check out some of the media coverage of this year's program below.

WBOY News segment:

WDTV News segment:


Article in the Clarksburg Exponent Telegram

Careers in the Criminal Justie System

Students will toured Salem Correctional Center and learned about careers in corrections. Then they put their investigative skills to work at Salem University's crime scene house, where Dr. Lounsbury talked with them about careers in the criminal justice field.

Careers In

The healthcare Industry

Careers in the Healthcare Industry

Students experienced some informative presentations and tours from several departments within United Hospital Center. We heard from the Nursing Recruiter and toured the Obstetrics unit of the hospital.  We also learned about Physical/Occupational Therapy and took a tour of United Rehab center.  We learned all about UHC's School of Radiology and checked out the tools and equipment used in diagnostics. Finally, students learned about IT careers in healthcare and got to peek behind the scenes at the

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