With the nation’s focus on energy independence and sustainability, it’s important to promote the benefits of science and math among high school youth. In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown and Fairmont State University, RESA 7 will hold its annual Local Science Bowl – a math and science tournament-style competition - at FSU’s Engineering Technology Building on Thursday, Dec. 8. Competition in the double elimination tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m.
The Fairmont State University Math Department recently hosted a guest speaker, Dr. Patrick Juola, a professor of computer science from Duquesne University, who gave a lecture titled "The History of Secrets: Cryptography and Privacy.”
Fairmont State University will host hundreds of future Falcons and their families for Maroon and White Day, the University’s fall campus visitation day, on Saturday, Nov. 12.
The Fairmont State Foundation is hosting a speaker at Fairmont State University on Wednesday, Oct. 19, to share with students about his experiences in business and life. The event is co-sponsored by the FSU School of Business and the FSU College of Science and Technology.
Three Honors students have been selected as presenters during the 51st annual conference to be held by the National Collegiate Honors Council in Seattle, Wash., on Oct. 12-16.
The conference highlights student and faculty research presentations from across the nation and provides training and development for honors program administrators. Sherman Alexie, poet, filmmaker and best-selling author, will provide the plenary session on Friday.
The Fairmont State University Architecture Program will present the Mayfield Lecture 2016, featuring Julie Beckman, who with her partner designed the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va.
Amateur and professional stargazers alike are invited to watch the nighttime sky during an event in Calhoun County, W.Va., from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.
A partnership that includes the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will present the third annual Calhoun Stargaze at Calhoun County Park, 380 Park Place, Grantsville, West Virginia. The park boasts one of the darkest night skies in the eastern United States. Regardless of season, the Milky Way can easily be followed from one horizon to the next.
Fairmont State University alumna Rebecca Goydel hopes to leave her mark in cancer research by continuing her education at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida.
Her vision for her future started while attending Wheeling Park High School. She wanted a degree in chemistry but also wanted to teach.
“When I spoke to my teacher, Ms. Adams, she said a simple sentence that changed my life goals, ‘Why don’t you pursue a Ph.D. so you can teach any level in the sciences?’ This moment was when I decided I was going to attend graduate school,” Goydel said.
Fairmont State University’s Science Education programs received recent recognition from two national organizations giving the programs continuing accreditation.
Alternative energy made an appearance at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College on Friday.
Asolar panel array was installed next to the library on the shared campus.
The solar panels are a result of a $10,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation. The FSU College of Science and Technology applied for a grant with the help of Dr. Don Trisel, dean of the college; Dr. Erica Harvey, a chemistry professor at FSU; andAmantha Cole, Title III project director for FSU. The grant was awarded in October of 2015, Trisel said.