Entrepreneurship and STEM Education
The Fusion Center supports STEM Education, Innovations, International Programs, and Entrepreneurial efforts for the College of Education.
The center also houses the UTeach program, a nationally acclaimed program used for preparing STEM teachers and is a point of outreach to schools and students in the region, providing workshops for teachers and exciting summer projects and competitions for students.
Coding teams will design and develop mobile apps in response to problems within the local community. Problems will be presented by community members the day of the event. Mentors will be on hand to support teams. The day will close with an exhibit where all teams showcase their work. Novice and Advanced Tracks are available.
Registration is now open.Learn More About the Hackathon
STEM Competition: Competitive Events for Students
Each team of five students will rotate through four event categories. Teams can be
composed of no more than five members. Each school can send two teams.
Registration for STEM Competition is now closed.
UWG/AFA CyberCamp emphasizes fun, hands-on learning of cybersecurity principles that are relevant and applicable to everyday life. Developed by the Air Force Association (AFA), the camp curriculum covers new topics and hands-on activities each day, building up to an exciting, final team competition simulating real cybersecurity situations faced by industry professionals.Registration is closed for CyberCamp. Learn More
The UWG Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Speech-Language Pathology is collaborating with an established medical service program to provide Professional Counseling and Speech Language Pathology students with a service learning and cultural immersion opportunity in Quito, Ecuador.
Graduates student enrolled in these programs will work directly with vulnerable populations in Ecuador through the provision of mental health and speech language services, as a part of the students’ program of study. Students will provide these services in a variety of medical settings in both urban and rural areas of Ecuador.Learn More
This study abroad to London, Oxford, and Stratford-upon-Avon will provide graduate students in the College of Education with a more global perspective of education and the opportunity to explore England’s literary history. Through cultural experiences such as museum visits and tours, students will analyze the historical influences that shaped British children’s and young adult literature by authors such as Roald Dahl, J.R.R. Tolkien, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, and William Shakespeare. Additionally, students will engage in a comparative analysis of K-12 education practices in Oxford, England and their own teaching sites in Georgia. Students will gain a broader perspective of education by visiting teacher education courses at Oxford University, observing lessons in local elementary and secondary schools, and interacting with faculty, staff, and students.Learn More
The College of Education's Study Abroad in Belize program gives students international field observation experience (10 hours) in Belize helping 5th grade students prepare for their standardized tests using literacy lessons that have already been developed.
Students will also have the opportunity to interact with high school students at Ocean Academy on Caye Caulker. Students will learn about Belizian schooling, the educational system, culture, history and environment through special programs and excursions including Creole ceremonial drumming, a guided night tour of the Belize zoo, a visit to the Saturday market, tour of Mayan ruins, ceremonial cave tour, cave tubing, guided reef snorkeling, and a kayak tour of a mangrove forest.Learn More
The International Services and Programs Office serves as the hub for international education opportunities on the University of West Georgia campus.
We support the university's mission, as articulated in its Strategic Plan, "to engage all student populations in high impact, experiential learning" by supporting the development of cost efficient and academically rich study abroad programs in all academic units of the institution.Learn More
UTeach is an innovative and highly successful teacher preparation program for students majoring in science and mathematics. The University of West Georgia is one of three institutions in the state selected to replicate the UTeach model.
UTeach was specifically created to attract the widest range of bright science and mathematics majors into secondary teaching careers, to prepare them with an advanced field-intensive curriculum, and to promote field retention through induction support and ongoing professional development.Learn More