N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper asked more than 250 scientists and students gathered at a genomics research conference organized by Western Carolina University to join him in his effort to expand the state’s DNA database and increase the number of genetic analysts in the State Bureau of Investigation.
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper will deliver the keynote address at a daylong conference examining ethical and social implications of genomic research and other biotechnology issues Thursday, April 3, in Asheville.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has awarded nearly $25,000 to Western Carolina University for equipment and supplies that will enable WCU students and high school students from the western half of the state to get some hands-on experience in molecular genetics research.
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $4.725 million grant to Western Carolina University for a research project that could lead to the mass production of intricate components necessary to bring high-speed fiber optics communications to the consumer desktop.
With a pledge from U.S. Rep. Charles Taylor to seek $13 million in federal support, leaders from Western Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and Furman University have formed a partnership aimed at boosting the emerging biotechnology industry in the western Carolinas.
Students and professors from Western Carolina University’s chemistry and environmental health programs will investigate beginning in August whether ozone and other airborne pollutants in the high peaks of Great Smoky Mountains National Park pose a health risk to hikers.
Western Carolina University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Clemson University leaders signed an agreement Monday, June 10, to help attract high-tech industries that have traditionally located in the Research Triangle Park or Silicon Valley and to prepare students for careers with those companies.
In what Western Carolina University Chancellor John Bardo characterized as the latest example of keeping a pledge from the 2000 higher education bond referendum, Western and U.S. Rep. Charles Taylor unveiled a collection of new high-tech equipment Wednesday, April 3, aimed at preparing the region for the 21st century economy.
Three Western Carolina University chemistry professors and their students are hoping to grow more than just a few ears of corn this summer in their small gardens in a Western North Carolina subdivision. They’re also seeking to harvest scientific evidence that could lead to a cost-effective method of removing contamination from the soil of a neighborhood that once housed a major commercial apple orchard.
Information at the touch of their fingertips -- that's how today's students at Western Carolina University and elsewhere are exploring their world. But blending time-honored teaching traditions with the tools of technology has become a challenge at colleges and universities nationwide, with faculty and students struggling to keep pace with the ever-expanding field of computers and instant access to information.