Dr. Cassandra Kwon’s career in textiles started with a soda bottle. As a junior at a Raleigh high school, Kwon listened with curiosity while a visiting student ambassador from NC State’s College of Textiles held up a plastic soda bottle and described how the bottle, made of polymers, was an example of textile science. Kwon, surprised and intrigued by the diversity of the field, considered a career in science for the first time.
Joint speech program between UNCG, WCU gives students a way to earn their doctorate
Summer McMurry runs a full-time business she started in Asheville in addition to being a wife and mother of three children. Pursuing her doctorate, without a nearby program, wasn’t an option for her --until now.
“Ron Rash is a treasure of the University and the state, and it seems only fitting that he has been selected to receive the Guggenheim Fellowship. I had the opportunity to attend one of Ron’s readings as part of my visit to Western Carolina University last March—it was a privilege and pleasure to be in the presence of a literary giant.
Unique partnership puts UNC system professors, students on display at Museum of Natural Sciences
For Jim Johnson, it’s one thing to discuss paleontology with his eighth grade science class at Lucas Middle School in Durham. It’s quite another for him to show his students actual paleontologists at work.
UNC GA grant supports Appalachian, New River Light and Power and energy research across UNC system
Over the past decade, Appalachian State University has amassed one of the largest and the most diverse portfolio of renewable energy facilities in the state of North Carolina. The university is home to the state’s largest wind turbine and leader of the Appalachian Energy Summit – an initiative that has saved the University of North Carolina system, together with industry partners, close to $500 million in avoided energy costs over the past six years.