The Contractors Association of West Virginia (CAWV) Scholarship Foundation distributed $16,000 this year to West Virginia college students pursuing an education and career in construction or engineering. Recipients were selected on the basis of their academic performance, extracurricular activities, work experience, financial need and interest in a construction industry career. Eligible schools include West Virginia University, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Marshall University, Fairmont State University and Bluefield State College.
Fairmont State University’s College of Science and Technology hosted the Dominion West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair on March 28. Sixty-five high school students from 19 schools in West Virginia participated in the day focused on celebrating student research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
STEM Enterprise has made a $10,000 contribution through the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc. in support of the West Virginia FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) robotics program for the 2015-2016 season. The NASA IV&V Educator Resource Center coordinates the statewide tournament that has is hosted in Fairmont by Fairmont State University’s College of Science and Technology each year.
Fairmont State University’s American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter continues its tradition of excellence and for the 12th consecutive year will represent the region at the National Concrete Canoe Competition.
FSU’s ASCE Student Chapter won first place in the Concrete Canoe Competition over the weekend at the 2015 Virginias Conference, hosted by Virginia Military Institute. The FSU team won first place in all five concrete canoe races, first place in final product, second place in technical paper and third place for oral presentation.
Fairmont State University Math Department faculty members, along with FSU pre-service mathematics teachers, attended the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference on March 13 and 14 at the Stonewall Jackson Resort.
The two-day conference focuses on learning from other mathematics teachers in West Virginia about ways to improve mathematics instruction.
All four of the FSU math faculty members presented at the conference:
The 2015 Dominion West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair (WVSSEF) will be held on Saturday, March 28, at Fairmont State University.
Team “Alpha Falcons” representing Fairmont State University was awarded third place in the second annual Mylan Hackathon, which took place Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1.
More than 110 “hackers” comprising 29 teams spent the weekend at Mylan’s Robert J. Coury Global Center in Canonsburg, Pa., computer coding for 30 continuous hours. The teams were challenged to develop an innovative solution to one of seven real-world challenges to help Mylan further its mission of providing access to affordable medicine to the world’s 7 billion people.
Two Fairmont State University seniors were selected to participate in the 12th annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 4. More than 100 students from across the state shared original research projects highlighting the importance of West Virginia higher education to the state Legislature.
Devin Heitz, a Biology and Pre-physical Therapy major from Harrison County, addressed the water quality near Marcellus shale drilling by microbial testing. His objective through his project was to discover and bring to light the impacts of water near drilling sites.
The North Central West Virginia Regional Math, Science, Energy and Engineering Fair to be hosted on the Fairmont State University campus in Fairmont on Saturday, Feb. 21, has been postponed to Saturday, March 7, due to expected inclement weather
Middle and high school students who have registered to participate should contact their science teacher for more information. No additional project registrations will be accepted past the original deadline.
Fairmont State University will host the 2015 Dominion West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair on March 27 and 28 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. Early bird registration is available through Feb. 23. To allow the Scientific Review Committee to thoroughly review all projects prior to the WVSSEF, no late registrations will be accepted.