Three Fairmont State University students spent the week of spring break in March interning with the West Virginia Legislature in Charleston.
Emily Markham of Clarksburg, Alex Vance of Ashford and Larry Ross of Bridgeport were selected to participate in the Frasure-Singleton Internship program. Dr. William Harrison, Assistant Professor of Political Science, is the current faculty contact on campus for the program. There were 51 positions available to undergraduate students.
Fairmont State University’s American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter continues its tradition of excellence and for the 14th consecutive year will represent the region at the National Concrete Canoe Competition. This victory and its subsequent invitation to the national competition will tie the national record for the most consecutive national appearances.
Fairmont State University’s Department of Music presents a full performance of the FSU African Drum and Dance Ensemble on campus Wednesday, April 26. Students will showcase traditional West African music and dance learned throughout the spring semester.
The performance begins at 8 p.m. April 26 in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.
Aviation students at Fairmont State University are preparing to launch a high-altitude balloon to the edge of space this month as part of their activities for their Aviation Physics course. Working with StratoStar, a STEM education company, students will design their own experiment and send it soaring into the stratosphere. Funding for the project is through the Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant.
Four Fairmont State Math Department faculty members, along with eight FSU pre-service mathematics teachers, attended the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference on March 17-18 at the Stonewall Jackson Resort during spring break. The two-day conference focused on learning from other mathematics teachers in West Virginia about ways to improve mathematics instruction.
Three of the FSU math faculty members in attendance presented at the conference:
With Commencement fast approaching, 10 Fairmont State University Art students will showcase their senior exhibitions in Wallman Hall throughout April and May for their Capstone Experience, taught by Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune, Professor of Fine Arts and Studio Art.
Two nationally known authors and education scholars will spend Monday, April 17, on Fairmont State University’s campus as part of the institution’s “What Matters Most” initiative.
Peter Felten and Charles Schroeder, most recently co-authors (along with John Gardner, Leo Lambert and Besty Barefoot) of The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most (2016), will meet with groups of faculty, staff, students and administrators throughout the day.
Three Fairmont State University students were among those who received scholarships from the Contractors Association of West Virginia (CAWV) Scholarship Foundation.
Kathleen McDiffit, Ben Costello and Michael Daetwyler, students in FSU’s College of Science and Technology, received scholarships during the CAWV’s State Meeting, held March 22, during the West Virginia Construction and Design EXPO in Charleston.