Western Carolina University psychology students Dorothy Keane of Sylva and Nick Mescia of Dillon, S.C., won awards for their presentations at the Southeastern Psychological Association meeting in Atlanta earlier this spring.
The United States is losing ground to its global competitors in terms of scientific research and innovations, and it is up to universities and colleges other than the traditional “big research institutions” to step up and help stem the tide.
Western Carolina University's Institute for the Economy and the Future will hold its second annual i7 Futures Forum as scientists, policy makers, economic developers and investors gather to explore how science can shape the region's future and provide opportunities for economic growth.
Undergraduate research will be under the spotlight at Western Carolina University during upcoming weeks as WCU students participate in an on-campus Undergraduate Expo and record numbers of students travel to Asheville to share their research at the 20th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
Western Carolina University biology department faculty member James T. Costa is the new executive director of the Highlands Biological Station, a 21-acre interinstitutional facility of the University of North Carolina system.
Jeanne Dorle, assistant professor in the department of management and international business at Western Carolina University, has been named the Fulbright Research Chair in Project Management at the University of Quebec.
Abdul M. Turay, dean of research and graduate studies at Western Carolina University since July 1998, will step down from the position this summer to become provost and vice president of academic affairs at Tougaloo College in Mississippi.