Aviation students at Fairmont State University are preparing to launch a high-altitude balloon to the edge of space this month as part of their activities for their Aviation Physics course. Working with StratoStar, a STEM education company, students will design their own experiment and send it soaring into the stratosphere. Funding for the project is through the Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant.
Four Fairmont State Math Department faculty members, along with eight FSU pre-service mathematics teachers, attended the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference on March 17-18 at the Stonewall Jackson Resort during spring break. The two-day conference focused on learning from other mathematics teachers in West Virginia about ways to improve mathematics instruction.
Three of the FSU math faculty members in attendance presented at the conference:
With Commencement fast approaching, 10 Fairmont State University Art students will showcase their senior exhibitions in Wallman Hall throughout April and May for their Capstone Experience, taught by Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune, Professor of Fine Arts and Studio Art.
Two nationally known authors and education scholars will spend Monday, April 17, on Fairmont State University’s campus as part of the institution’s “What Matters Most” initiative.
Peter Felten and Charles Schroeder, most recently co-authors (along with John Gardner, Leo Lambert and Besty Barefoot) of The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most (2016), will meet with groups of faculty, staff, students and administrators throughout the day.
Three Fairmont State University students were among those who received scholarships from the Contractors Association of West Virginia (CAWV) Scholarship Foundation.
Kathleen McDiffit, Ben Costello and Michael Daetwyler, students in FSU’s College of Science and Technology, received scholarships during the CAWV’s State Meeting, held March 22, during the West Virginia Construction and Design EXPO in Charleston.
Over Spring Break, March 13-17, Fairmont State University Architecture students traveled to England as a part of the Architecture Study + Travel course, which provided students the opportunity to explore one of the world’s great architectural cities, London, and explore one of the world’s oldest historic sites, Stonehenge.
A Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts faculty member has been named a 2016 Master Artist Fellow Final Round Nominee by the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts.
Jeff Greenham of Morgantown, Associate Dean of the FSU School of Fine Arts and Coordinator of the Department of Art, has been named as one of the top five candidates for the final round of nominees. In addition to his teaching career, Greenham is an accomplished ceramics artist.
Fairmont State University Criminal Justice students recently took top honors at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences/Alpha Phi Sigma National Conference in Kansas City, Mo. In fact, Fairmont State will be known as the Alpha Phi Sigma National Office for the next two years because three FSU students won the national election for the presidential slate of the organization and will serve a two-year term as its national officers.