Ali Bovender says she expected that a recent journey to Kenya with six of her fellow Western Carolina University teacher education students would turn out to be a life-changing experience, but she had no idea that it would affect her like it has.
The National Park Service has awarded a $483,404 grant to the Western Carolina University Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines to map the storm vulnerability at 12 coastal parks, from Alaska to Florida.
At a time when competition for grant funding is particularly fierce, external awards for WCU research and programs climbed 60.1 percent from $3.4 million to $5.5 million from fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2014.
Western Carolina University will host its inaugural Discovery Forum, an event designed to encourage young people to share innovative ideas for making their communities better places to live, on Monday, April 22.
Western Carolina University will receive $420,000 in federal funding over three years to develop a center that synergizes and expands efforts at WCU to help innovators and companies transform their ideas into marketable products.