Gerald Lang

Jerry Lang posing with bicycle

Contact Information: gelang@mail.wvu.edu
Jerry, a Professor of Biology, was asked to oversee WVU's presence at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, which focuses on high adventure sports.  As a former scout, a scientist, and an outdoor enthusiast, this assignment was a great match to his varied interests.  Sports are a great tool for teaching principles of science, engineering and technology; it's all about connecting with today's youth using the motto -- "farther, faster, higher, healthy."   In his free time, Jerry hikes, cycles, and camps.

Andrew Hoover

Andrew Hoover

Contact Information: andrew.hoover@mail.wvu.edu
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Business Administration from West Virginia University, Andrew joined the Science Behind the Sport team working as a graduate assistant. His passion towards outdoor activities along with his ability to apply the underlying S.T.E.M. principles that are involved have allowed him to become a valuable team member. Andrew now works as a fulltime Instructional Coordinator for the Science Behind the Sport program. In his free time, Andrew loves cycling (both mountain and road), snowboarding, and spending time with family and friends on his grandmother’s boat. Andrew is currently working towards a Masters of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University.

Ryan Stocking

Ryan Stocking repelling

Ryan was born and raised in Martinsburg, West Virginia. After graduating from West Virginia University with a BS in Biology and a Masters in Secondary Education he taught high school for 8 years. Ryan served as the leader of the Science Behind the Sport program for two years. He recently took a position with the West Virginia Department of Education but will continue working with the Science Behind the Sport program as an expert consultant. In his free time he enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, arborist work, gardening and relaxing with his wife, Heather and son, Rhett.