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Emily Deem

Emily Deem, First Place in the Graduate Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Emily Deem, current Master of Science in Biology student, was awarded first place in the 2021 Three Minute Thesis Competition for her presentation on “Extraction Efficiency Testing of Degraded Bone Samples: Comparing Four Extraction Methods for Use in Downstream Massively Parallel Sequencing Applications.”   

Students

Exploration Leads to Career Connections

For almost a week this month, 29 students and five faculty members in Western Carolina University’s Geosciences and Natural Resources Department went camping and visiting sites across the mountains. It was fun, to be sure, but there was a specific purpose.   

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Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines hits $5 million mark in grants

A $5 million milestone recently was achieved by the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines for grants received to support its research and work.  

Aerial shot of Apodaca science building

The Many Facets of Science

The newest jewel to adorn the campus of Western Carolina University is the cutting-edge, futuristic, uniquely organic Apodaca Science Building. Housing programs ranging from biology and chemistry to physics and forensic science, the building replaces the aging Natural Science Building which was built in the 1970s.  

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English graduate students develop online publication

English graduate students now have another avenue to publish their written works, thanks to the vision of one of their own.  

Tom Apodaca

Apodaca Science Building officially opens with ceremony, tour

WCU dignitaries, alumni, students, staff and faculty gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the new Apodaca Science Building.  

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Fall color forecaster makes annual prediction for leaves

Beverly Collins, WCU’s fall color forecaster, announced her bold predictions this week that leaf looking season this year will be pleasant and reasonably colorful in the region.   

Frankie West

Students react to being first to attend class in new Apodaca Science Building

Students helped christen the state-of-the-art Apodaca Science Building, which opened its doors Aug. 23. The $110.5 million building replaced the outdated Natural Science Building.  

Enrique Gomez

Viewing of the Perseid meteor shower to take place at Waterrock Knob

The Department of Chemistry and Physics will host a viewing of the Perseid meteor shower from 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, through sunrise on Thursday, Aug.12, at Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  

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