News and Announcements

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Browse the links below for recent WCU news  of interest to current and prospective chemistry and physics students and their families.


 Chemistry and Physics News Feed
WCU to participate in statewide science fest with stargazing, open house
Western Carolina University will participate in the statewide 2013 N.C. Science Festival with a stargazing event Friday, April 5, and an open house Saturday, April 13.

Professor’s book combines mythology, astrophysics
Astronomer Paul A. Heckert’s work “The Hunter and the Scorpion” begins with the mythological tale of those constellations and then transitions to the life cycle of the stars.

Student makes mark at Oak Ridge lab
WCU’s Jeff Lux was one of three students in the nation chosen to participate in the Department of Homeland Security’s Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Scholarship Program.

Planets providing rare show in May
Stargazers are witnessing a rare astronomical phenomenon this month as four of the five planets visible to the naked eye can be observed close together in the early morning sky.

Arts and Sciences honors distinguished alumni
Western Carolina University’s College of Arts and Sciences held a ceremony recently to recognize eight of the college’s distinguished alumni.


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