Participants receive $5,000 per semester for their junior and senior years, provided academic milestones are achieved, and also agree to work in nuclear-related employment for six months after graduation for every year they receive the award.
The lack of broadband internet access in rural areas of Western North Carolina and the quest to find long-term employees for outdoor recreation-related businesses were a couple of the challenging issues highlighted as WCU hosted its inaugural Outdoor Economy Conference.
Western Carolina University’s bachelor of science degree in engineering has gained accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the accreditor of programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
A critically acclaimed poet spoke to WCU's new students about love and bouncing back from mistakes during the university’s annual New Student Convocation held Friday, Aug. 17, at Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
Mountain bikers, runners and hikers now have a place to take a break after making strenuous climbs up the Cullowhee Connector and Upper Long Branch and Lower Long Branch trails on WCU’s multi-use trail system.
G. Bruce Gehrig, a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for 16 years who has decades of experience in civil engineering and the construction industry, has been named director of Western Carolina University’s Kimmel School of Construction Management.
The Capstone Symposium of Western Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology will take place from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the university’s Belk Building and Center of Applied Technology.