They navigated painstakingly programmed LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robots through a maze of missions and obstacles. They gave well-honed science presentations to dedicated volunteer judges. They offered solutions to challenges facing senior citizens using elaborate exhibits. They demonstrated what teamwork and professionalism look like.
On Friday, Dec. 14, the Office of International Student Services, in collaboration with the International Education Committee, will host a reception for international students graduating from Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College in December 2012.
The reception will take place in Room 303 of the Education Building from noon to 1:30 p.m. Graduating international students from Korea, Nepal and Saudi Arabia will be recognized and celebrated.
A team of Fairmont State University students traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier in December to present their comparative research tourism as part of the 2012 ARC Appalachian Teaching Project. Their project focused on the exploration of conflict and poverty in relationship to community sustainability and economic stability between Northern Ireland and North Central West Virginia through heritage tourism.
The North Central West Virginia Global Day of Code Retreat on Saturday, Dec. 8, is an opportunity for professional software developers to focus on lifelong learning.
Two members of the Fishing Falcons team, Ryan Radcliff, a Criminal Justice major from Parkersburg, and Wil Dieffenbauch, a Civil Engineering major from Hundred, took first place honors in the National Guard FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Championship in September.
About 250 students will participate in Winter Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Feaster Center. A reception in the Falcon Center will immediately follow the ceremony.
The City of Fairmont, the Urban Renewal Authority, Marion County and Fairmont State University are collaborating on student competition that will yield design ideas for the redevelopment of the block around the Masonic Temple building in historic downtown Fairmont.
The Fairmont State University College of Science and Technology will host the West Virginia FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) tournament on Saturday, Dec. 8.
An international robotics program in partnership with LEGO®, the FLL is part of the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) organization, an international nonprofit agency with the mission of inspiring the future workforce to appreciate the excitement and personal rewards of a career in science and technology.
An ongoing collaboration between Fairmont State University and the City of Fairmont to improve Fifth Street Park next will revitalize the park’s basketball courts.