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Research at WCU

John Morgan

John Morgan

WCU Honors College Senior, John Morgan, and a 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Program participant, has shared his passion for protecting the world we live in through research in the new WCU featured stories "Decide to Succeed". John, who has been conducting research with Dr. JP Gannon of the Geosciences and Natural Resources Department, was awarded a full-time, paid summer research opportunity through the Honors College and the Office of the Provost.

July 18, 2019


Graduate student explores dystopia, literature, and racial bias in journalism

Graduate student explores dystopia, literature, and racial bias in journalism

Crystal Ellwood constantly toed the line between literature and art up until the moment she decided to pursue her graduate degree in English at Western Carolina University. Her passion for literature and creative arts inspired her to take a more creative approach to her literature masters and paved the way for her first novel.

May 23, 2019


Graduate student explores bacterial communities in forensic science

Graduate student explores bacterial communities in forensic science

Emily Ashe already knew what she wanted to do long before she came to WCU for her bachelor’s degree. Knowing that she wanted to have a future in medicine was a key factor in choosing WCU, where she eventually earned her degree in pre-med biology. Now, she is in the graduate forensic pathology program, after taking a year off for a fellowship with the FBI.

May 21, 2019


Students in upper echelon for presentations at national research conference

Students in upper echelon for presentations at national research conference

Research projects by Western Carolina University students numbered fourth highest in the nation and first in the state among higher education institutions having entries accepted for presentation at the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

March 28, 2019


Student Work to be Showcased in Research and Scholarship Celebration

Student Work to be Showcased in Research and Scholarship Celebration

The spotlight will shine on student research at Western Carolina University at the 2019 Research and Scholarship Celebration. The RASC will feature approximately 200 presentations by undergraduate and graduate students over the two days, and faculty, students and community members are welcome to attend, said Kloo Hansen, WCU’s undergraduate research coordinator in the Office of the Provost.

March 22, 2019


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