Department of Chemistry and Physics

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Chemistry student featured in billboard campaign

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.”
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University researchers investigate use of crops to remove subdivision contaminants

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.