Students Generate Poverty Solutions at Hackathon
On Saturday morning, the halls of the Education Center at the University of West Georgia were all abuzz with student activity; however, this crowd of students wasn't the building's usual occupiers. Instead of college students preparing to be the next generation of educators, local teens between the ages of 13 and 17 filled two classrooms preparing to participate in UWG's first Hackathon.
Exoplanets and Extraterrestrials: Lecture Explores Life Outside of our Solar System
For as long as people have known about planets other than our own, there has been curiosity about extraterrestrial life. With the recent discovery of exoplanets surrounding stars near our own sun, these discussions have become more serious and even feasible. Dr. Nick Sterling of the University of West Georgia recently explored this very idea with his public lecture "Proxima Centauri b: The Exoplanet Next Door."
Blazing His Own Trail: Nontraditional Student Thrives at UWG
The University of West Georgia offers an accommodating environment for all students to succeed and thrive, both traditional and nontraditional. Thirty-five-year-old Christian Bryant, an undergraduate majoring in biology, is one example of the latter type of student, and UWG has become a place for him to plant his roots and explore his interests.
The Business of STEM: Young Minds Exercise Skills in Annual Competition
More than 100 students from surrounding area middle and high schools gathered on Saturday, March 4 for the third annual So You Think You Can STEM competition. The event, hosted by the University of West Georgia College of Education (COE) and College of Science and Mathematics (COSM), was themed "The Business of STEM."