Western Carolina University’s new Summer Undergraduate Research Program brought faculty members together with current and future students for eight-week research projects, including one that could benefit medical science and help people with artificial limbs.
A tradition of hosting vibrant undergraduate research went a step further this year as a select group of current students joined faculty members and academically gifted incoming freshmen for the launch of WCU’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
A new laboratory offering three-dimensional visualization of math concepts and computer science object models now offers students in WCU’s Mathematics and Computer Science Department a unique tool for their assignments and projects.
Simulation is often used in nursing programs to give students an idea of what actual patient interactions are like in a hospital. It can come in various forms such as human-patient simulations, the use of manikins, virtual simulations, or role playing. Western Carolina University School of Nursing assistant professor David Wells has taken simulation to another level.
Western Carolina University Chemistry and Physics Department head David Evanoff and forensic research scientist Brittania Bintz are hoping a $346,740 grant from the National Institute of Justice will help produce a faster and less expensive method of confirming the presence of human bodily fluids on samples, which would be useful to the forensic science community when testing rape kits and other sexual assault evidence.