Motorists on Interstate 40 near Hickory may spot a familiar face beaming at them from along the roadside in the next few months. Western Carolina University student Adrian Rose, a 2005 graduate of McDowell High School, is featured on a series of billboards introducing the university’s new logo and the theme, “Your climb starts here.”
Three Western Carolina University chemistry professors and their students are hoping to grow more than just a few ears of corn this summer in their small gardens in a Western North Carolina subdivision. They’re also seeking to harvest scientific evidence that could lead to a cost-effective method of removing contamination from the soil of a neighborhood that once housed a major commercial apple orchard.
Three Western Carolina University chemistry professors have received a grant of more than $100,000 to determine if certain types of vegetation can be used to remove contamination from the soil at a Western North Carolina housing development that was once home to a major commercial apple orchard.
Western Carolina University's chemistry department is using a grant from the National Science Foundation to expand its focus on environmental chemistry and create opportunities for WCU students to play a role in solving the region's problems of air, water and soil pollution.