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.
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:
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.
Over Spring Break, March 13-17, Fairmont State University Architecture students traveled to England as a part of the Architecture Study + Travel course, which provided students the opportunity to explore one of the world’s great architectural cities, London, and explore one of the world’s oldest historic sites, Stonehenge.
On March 31 through April 1, 2017, approximately 950 registered participants will be arriving on campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community and Technical College to take part in the 52nd Annual SkillsUSA West Virginia State Leadership and Skills Conference.
The Fairmont State University College of Science & Technology has announced the winners of the 2017 West Virginia Regional Science Fair held Feb. 25 on the FSU campus. About 105 students in grades six through 12 entered projects in Behavioral & Social Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Environmental Science and Biology & Chemistry.
Fairmont State University’s College of Science and Technology will host robotics tournaments for middle, high school and college students at the Falcon Center on Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11. Admission these tournaments is free and open to the public and provides an excellent opportunity for FSU’s campus community to meet robotics team members, learn about Vex robotics, support STEM programs and see some exciting competitions.
Fairmont State University’s VEX Robotics team, the “Millennial Falcons,” recently competed in the Catskills VEX U Robotics Competition. The event was held at SUNY Sullivan in Loch, Sheldrake, N.Y., on Feb. 18. The Millennial Falcons are a rookie VEX U team, and this was their first tournament competition.
Fairmont State University students participated in the 14th annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Charleston on Feb. 24. The event’s purpose is to familiarize state legislators with research activities involving undergraduate students on campuses across the state and the educational impact of those activities.
FSU students invited to present were Benjamin Daily, James Jesmer, Brian Miller and Benjamin Wilfong.