For many of us, getting into an airplane to travel around the country and even the world is becoming more common but pilots to fly those planes are becoming harder to find. Fairmont State University is working to fill that need by training students on their brand new 2017 Cessna 172 Skyhawk.
Nestled in the hills of West Virginia is NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) program. In those same hills is one of Fairmont State University’s newest graduates, Isaac Lambert ‘14. Lambert is also one of NASA’s newest cyber security specialists, where he is working each day through the IV&V program to ensure the safety of communications and missions around the planet.
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. 24, 2018, on the Fairmont State University campus, 1201 Locust Ave., Fairmont.
A four-member team of faculty from Fairmont State University’s College of Science and Technology have been awarded a $20,000 grant from West Virginia Science & Research, a division of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Team members include Dr. Mark Flood, Dr. Erica Harvey, Dr. Matt Scanlon and Dr. Andreas Baur. The grant will be used to acquire an atomic absorption (AA) spectrometer.
NASA’s Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) Educator Resource Center, staffed and managed by Fairmont State, was inducted into the June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research & Development Hall of Fame on Friday, January 12th. NASA IV&V’s mission is to expand opportunities for West Virginia educators who are dedicated to the promotion of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.
As part of National Chemistry Week 2017, we talked with three Chemistry majors to learn about their FSU experience. Check out what they would tell a first year Chemistry major, how they're taking advantage of research opportunities and what they love about Fairmont State.
Learn more about the Chemistry Program and the College of Science and Technology here bit.ly/FSUChem.
The George W. Bowers Family Charitable Trust provided a $15,000 grant toward the Forensic and Analytical Chemistry Technology (FACT) Center at Fairmont State University. The grant funding will go toward the purchase of two key pieces of instrumentation as well as establishing a summer camp for children ages 9-18.