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Faculty mentors, student researchers collaborating in third year of summer research program

The impact of product placement in movies on college-age individuals, the effects of inadequate cellular access on emergency medical services in rural areas and an examination of the function of an enzyme that copies and repairs mitochondrial DNA are among the topics being investigated during the third year of Western Carolina University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

Students gain real-world experience through job shadowing event

Nick Botello-Hernandez has known for a while now that he wants to be a park ranger. But having an recent opportunity to job shadow with Western Carolina University alumnus Robert McGraw, superintendent of Mount Mitchell State Park, and park ranger Daniel Jackson for a day further cemented his career path.