Western Carolina University junior Kerri Elizabeth Bernhardt has been named the Western Region Outstanding Mathematics Education Student for 2008 by the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Twelve middle school students from a Western Carolina University effort to broaden the pool of children who may pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics recently competed in a statewide solar vehicle race, with one of the teams winning first place for technical merit.
More than 600 of the region’s top high school and junior high school mathematics students will compete when Western Carolina University host its 38th annual High School Mathematics Contest on Thursday, April 3.
Mathematical ecologist Louis J. Gross, director of The Institute for Environmental Modeling at the University of Tennessee, will deliver two lectures at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Julia Ann Barnes (pictured at right), associate professor of mathematics and computer science at Western Carolina University, has been named one of the best teachers in the University of North Carolina system, earning praise for using creative ways to help her students understand difficult mathematical concepts.