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.

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.

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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.”

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."

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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.”

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."

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If the past few years are any indication of success, April McKown is destined to go far. Since graduating from UWG in 2013, she has not only been honored by her alma mater as a member of the 2016 Class of 30 Under 30, she was also named as one of the Young Professionals to Watch by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In addition, Douglas County and Douglasville recognized her by naming her a Top Young Professional and Employee of the Year, respectively.

Main Street Values: UWG Preps Alumna for Public Service Success

If the past few years are any indication of success, April McKown is destined to go far. Since graduating from UWG in 2013, she has not only been honored by her alma mater as a member of the 2016 Class of 30 Under 30, she was also named as one of the Young Professionals to Watch by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In addition, Douglas County and Douglasville recognized her by naming her a Top Young Professional and Employee of the Year, respectively.

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