Western Carolina University’s third annual Discovery Forum, an event designed to encourage young people to share innovative ideas for making their communities better places to live, has been postponed until the 2015 spring semester.
The Public Policy Institute of Western Carolina University and the municipality of Franklin will hold a “Focus on Franklin” town hall style meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, in the Franklin Town Hall.
A paper co-authored by Jon Marvel, associate professor of management, and presented at the 2014 International Supply Chain Symposium held in Edmonton, Alberta, in June received the symposium’s Best Paper Award.
WCU recently hosted a half-day event focusing on the emerging natural products industry of the Western North Carolina region. The event also served as an official launch for WCU’s newest graduate program, which leads to a master’s degree in chemistry with a professional science concentration in natural products.
Western Carolina University students have provided representatives of local tourism interests in 26 Western North Carolina counties with data illustrating the impact of the travel and tourism industry on the economy of their particular counties.
The N.C. Biotechnology Center has awarded a grant of nearly $18,000 to Western Carolina University for a summer workshop designed to give N.C. science teachers valuable hands-on experience in DNA sequencing that they can take back to their classrooms across the state.