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Andrew Hoover

Program Director and Associate Director of STEM Education

Andrew Hoover Profile

Department: Science Behind the Sport


With a background in mechanical engineering and business administration, Andrew entered the realm of Science Behind the Sport as an Instructional Coordinator in 2012. He became the Program Director of Science Behind the Sport in 2019 under WVU’s Strategic Youth Development Initiative, which later evolved into the larger Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative. Andrew also serves as the Associate Director of Science Adventure School, with a concentration in STEM Education.

To say Andrew’s interests are multifaceted would be an understatement. Besides his various outdoor recreation interests, he also partakes in DIY renovations and painting, as well as designing and building furniture, home decor, toys for his son and gifts for others. He even biked across the country to raise money for purchasing two Rifton Adaptive Tricycles for the youth of West Virginia. Andrew brings his creativity, inquisitive mind, and heart to the table when creating new opportunities for children to connect with STEM education through their favorite outdoor recreation activity.