The Center for Integrated Technologies at Western Carolina University is taking part in a $9.3 million effort funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation to help North Carolina companies ramp up production of replacement parts for aging military aircraft.
When he was in 10th grade, a near hit from a bolt of lightning threw Sam Gasque 20 feet into the air and slammed him into a wall. Now the businessman is fighting back with the help of students in Mark Azadpour's electrical engineering class at Western Carolina University.
Student members of Sigma Lambda Chi, the international construction honor society in Western Carolina University 's Kimmel School of Construction Management, Engineering and Technology, recently provided their expertise and labor for ARF, the humane society of Jackson County.
When Western Carolina University construction management students presented projected building costs, schedules and concerns Wednesday for a more than 5,000 square-foot police station in Maggie Valley, town officials listened.
On a recent cold winter day, 19 students from Western Carolina University's Kimmel School of Construction Management, Engineering and Technology climbed High Top Mountain in northwestern Buncombe County along a steep, rocky, rutted road through treacherous terrain.
In their careers, professional project managers can expect to work on some pretty big problems – ranging from cleanup operations after a devastating hurricane to information technology solutions for software snags that can shut down a company.
Sigma Lambda Chi, the international construction honor society that was chartered in Western Carolina University's Kimmel School of Construction Management, Engineering and Technology last year, recently inducted 11 new student members and one honorary member.
As industry experts warn of a worsening international shortage of construction professionals, Western and one of the nation's largest personnel recruiting firms are teaming up to boost the number of college graduates prepared for management positions in the construction industry.