When Western Carolina University alumnus Chase Weddle began working two years ago with two classmates, Ross Henley and Robert Bianculli, on their Department of Engineering and Technology senior capstone project, a solar power generating facility and hammock “hanging lounge,” he figured it would just be a research project that would eventually be put in a file and maybe used in the future.
A preview of Western Carolina University’s new Electron Garden on the Green and presentations focusing on environmental advocacy and the Cherokees’ relationship with rivers top the agenda for WCU’s Earth and Wellness Celebration.
Site work is beginning for the installation of Western Carolina University’s Electron Garden on the Green, which is believed to be the first combination solar power generating facility and hammock “hanging lounge” on any college campus in the nation.
Students in Western Carolina University’s computer science and environmental science programs presented their capstone projects at the Appalachian Energy Summit in Boone and returned to WCU with two grand prizes.
Western Carolina University may have lost the head-to-head Battle of the Plug energy savings competition against Appalachian State University but has emerged a winner in the associated Campus Conservation Nationals competition.