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.
Fairmont State University’s American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter continues its tradition of national excellence. For the 13th consecutive year, FSU represented the region at the ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition. This year, the team placed 12th in the nation overall, tying its previous best ranking, and broke a record in the women’s sprints with a ninth place finish. The team is encroaching on setting the longest overall consecutive national appearance record ever held by a team at the National Concrete Canoe Competition, which is currently set at 15.
A total of 1,129 students have been honored for their academic achievement at Fairmont State University after completing the spring 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.
The 42nd Annual West Virginia State Mathematics Field Day was held April 29 and 30, 2016, at Fairmont State University in Fairmont. Operated and organized by the West Virginia State Mathematics Field Day Organization, the event was sponsored in part by the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium, the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Reasoning Mind.
A $25,000 gift from a Fairmont State alumnus will ensure that a graduating senior in Mathematics will receive the James A. LaRue Mathematics Award each year for many years to come in memory of a dedicated professor.
Learning Options, Inc. is partnering with Fairmont State University artists and scientists to offer an innovative three-day workshop that blends art and science disciplines. The unique learning opportunity is supported in part by a STEAM Power WV grant from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History in partnership with the Benedum Foundation.