Students from 16 Western North Carolina counties will come together at Western Carolina University on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 13 and 14, to showcase science projects and compete for the opportunity to exhibit at the North Carolina State Science Fair in Raleigh.
Although high school marching bands from four states attended the competition, only Dobyns-Bennett High School from Kingsport, Tenn., was named grand champion of Western Carolina University’s Tournament of Champions, an invitational event hosted by Western’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band on Saturday, Oct. 13.
The Olympic Park Institute in Washington state has elected Rob Young, professor of geosciences at Western Carolina University and director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, to its board of directors.
Western Carolina University is home to a new institute that will bring together scientists, policymakers, economic development experts, natural resource managers and other interested parties in an effort to preserve regional water resources while trying to ensure economic prosperity.
In response to a growing need for neutral mediators to resolve agricultural disputes, a course in Superior Court mediation will be offered Oct. 7-11 by the N.C. Agriculture Mediation Program at Western Carolina University.
Ninety-one rising middle school students from Macon, Swain, Haywood and Jackson counties and from the Qualla Boundary of the Cherokee Indians participated in a two-week Pre-College Program at Western Carolina University designed to develop interests in science- and mathematics-based fields of higher education.
Western Carolina University is leasing a parcel of land near a dam on the Tuckaseigee River near the back entrance of campus to Duke Energy, which plans to upgrade a public recreation area and improve river access for kayakers and canoeists.