Western Carolina University’s much anticipated Millennial Campus took another step toward reality Wednesday, Nov. 5, as some 200 leaders from Western North Carolina’s business, industry, education and government sectors shared their ideas for creation of a new venture to nurture research and technology.
As Western Carolina University officials gear up to launch a new research and technology park called the “Millennial Campus,” they are seeking input from residents of Western North Carolina on how it should be structured to bring the greatest benefit to the region.
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.
Participants at a daylong conference at Western Carolina University examining Western North Carolina's economic future in the new millennium agreed Wednesday, Nov. 8, that the key to the mountain region's success lies with high technology and the information revolution.
Western North Carolina's own version of a Research Triangle Park took a major step toward becoming a reality Wednesday (July 12) as the General Assembly authorized creation of research and advanced technology development communities at campuses of The University of North Carolina system, including Western Carolina University.
A Senate higher education committee has unanimously endorsed legislation that would authorize the creation of research and advanced technology development communities at campuses of The University of North Carolina system, including Western Carolina University.