Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were recognized on Wednesday, April 19, during the Recognition of Faculty Achievement luncheon for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2016-2017 academic year.
The event was hosted by the Faculty Development Committee, the Office of Academic Affairs and the Fairmont State Foundation. Funding for the awards and grants is provided by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Fairmont State Foundation.
More than 400 students will participate in the 148th Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, in the Feaster Center.
Dr. Maria C. Rose, FSU President, will present special remarks for the ceremony, which will mark her last as president; she will retire when her contract ends on June 30. Julian Pecora of Clarksburg will be the student speaker representing the Class of 2017.
This year, the Health Sciences and Technology Academy Science Symposium is being held at Fairmont State University on Saturday, May 6th. The expected turnout will bring around 400 students grades 9-12 from the central and north-eastern part of the state for a total of approximately 600 visitors when including HSTA faculty, staff and families.
Along with industry partners in education, Civil Engineering Technology seniors at Fairmont State University are studying a real-life engineering issue--the earth movement along U.S. Route 250 between Mary Lou Retton Drive and Holbert Road in Fairmont.
Fairmont State University’s American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter continues its tradition of excellence and for the 14th consecutive year will represent the region at the National Concrete Canoe Competition. This victory and its subsequent invitation to the national competition will tie the national record for the most consecutive national appearances.
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:
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.