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.
Kathleen McDiffitt, a student at Fairmont State University (FSU) in West Virginia, was recently named one of ten 2017 New Faces of Civil Engineering—College Edition by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Fairmont State University will host the 2017 West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair on April 1 on its main campus in Fairmont. Entries are being sought from West Virginia students in grades nine through 12. The deadline for submissions is March 16.
The North Central West Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair is now accepting registrations. Students in grades six through 12 from Barbour, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker and Upshur counties are encouraged to enter. The fair will be held Feb. 25, 2017, on the Fairmont State University campus, 1201 Locust Ave., Fairmont.
The community is encouraged to support this fair by visiting the projects from 11 to 11:30 a.m. The awards ceremony will follow.
A total of 1,254 students have been honored for their academic achievement at Fairmont State University after completing the fall 2016 semester.
Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has released the Dean’s List and the President’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.
Fairmont State University is meeting the challenge of educating professionals in a variety of fields including architecture, criminal justice, business and multiple areas within the field of education. Many fields that once employed graduates with bachelor’s degrees now prefer to hire those with master’s degrees. Choosing to pursue a master’s degree program at FSU represents a commitment to excellence, personal growth and lifelong learning.