AcES is a whole lot more than moving in early or meeting new friends. The main activities
for AcES week are engineering projects, team-building activities, field trips,
academic success skills workshops and seminars, leadership training and networking
events with faculty, staff, new peers, and professionals. Here are some of the
things students will do during AcES week:
You'll meet new students who are starting in engineering majors alongside you. They're
going to be a great help moving forward as you all tackle your degree, design projects,
and those tough classes together over the next few years. You'll also meet with
faculty and staff from the Statler College (and others), giving you an edge when
the semester starts. Plus, you'll meet with engineers who are working in the
field - a great way to get your network building started early!
Data analysis and application of math in engineering
This is a great way to boost your analytical thinking, math application in problem
solving, and programing skills before you start your engineering courses.
Survey campus for resources
You'll get the lay of the land before you start your college career. You'll visit
key campus locations, find out the important departments, your classes and
more. You'll get a chance to learn about some of our incredible student services,
like free tutoring, free advising, financial aid counseling, health and mental
wellness, and student clubs and organizations. Plus, you’ll learn about amazing
resources for your engineering path such as the Innovation Hub, LaunchLab, and
You'll work alongside a team to put together a unique project over the course of
AcES week. Then your team will present your work at the end of the program.
We'll take you to sites where real engineering is happening every day. You'll meet
professionals in the field and learn how they're putting the skills you'll
be learning to use in their jobs.
And the fun stuff
We'll have some downtime activities, too. Chances to hang out with your new friends,
meet President Gee and Mountaineer Mascot, game nights, scavenger hunt, Adventure
WV rope course, and more.