The question of whether substance abuse treatment reduces the likelihood of heroin users having repeat contact with the criminal justice system and the development of a special buoy to convert ocean wave energy into electricity are among the topics being investigated during the second year of Western Carolina University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
On the campus of Western Carolina University is a small grassy expanse between the Natural Sciences Building and Hunter Library, one of many in this verdant mountain setting. Here, beneath the surface and through layers of earth is where a football field once sat, where farm fields lay and centuries prior, a Cherokee settlement stood.
Teams of Western Carolina University senior engineering and engineering technology students lent their expertise to businesses and other organizations across Western North Carolina during the spring semester as they completed capstone projects through which they designed and prototyped a product, device, process or system for those organizations.
Clay County residents joined with Western Carolina University representatives in celebrating the county’s African-American heritage with the opening of a new exhibit in the Old Jail Museum and a tour of a previously abandoned slave cemetery, both in Hayesville, on Saturday, May 27.
Students from Western Carolina University’s Natural Resource Conservation and Management Program are compiling and analyzing data they collected at the site of a wildfire that scorched part of the Dick’s Creek drainage area near Dillsboro last fall.
Ben Steere, director of Cherokee Studies Programs and an assistant professor of anthropology at Western Carolina University, will hold a book launch for his recent publication of “The Archaeology of Houses and Households in the Native Southeast” at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva on Friday, May 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Western Carolina University has a race car team. It’s not just any race car, but an off-road specialty buggy designed to compete in rugged endurance events sanctioned by the Society of Automotive Engineers and built and maintained by a dedicated group of WCU engineering students.
While growing up in Charlotte, Emily Ranson knew she was fortunate to come from a loving and supportive family. But it wasn’t until she came to Western Carolina University that Ranson discovered just how fortunate she was.
Western Carolina University students once again are among the nation’s leaders in the number of research projects accepted for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, and this year, for the first time, WCU’s student contingent will include a representative of the School of Nursing.