Young scientists from 10 middle schools and nine high schools in Western North Carolina will test their talents in the Regional Science Olympiad Tournament at UNC Asheville Saturday, February 23. The competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various locations across campus.
A presentation of "The Parchman Hour" and a keynote talk by Gwendolyn Boyd, longtime activist for women's equality and recruitment of African Americans into science and engineering, will highlight Martin Luther King Jr. Week at UNC Asheville. The week will also include opportunities for student participation in a day of service during the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday, and transportation for students to other area events celebrating King's life and legacy.
UNC Asheville students will present more than 150 research projects – including one to help Highland Brewery comply with federal workplace noise standards, and another to develop a smartphone app small restaurants can use to manage inventory – at the university's Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Psychologist Susan Rowland will present, "Re-Inventing 'Classics' in the Ecocritical Engaged Humanities," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Just in time for the winter weather season, UNC Asheville offers the 2013 Western North Carolina Weather Calendar, complete with daily average high and low temperatures, phases of the moon and daily sunrise and sunset times.
Members of the public will learn how to participate in research on tropical cyclones via the internet, when Chris Hennon, UNC Asheville associate professor of atmospheric sciences, offers a public presentation from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Karpen Hall, room 038. This event is free and open to the public.
Food Day at UNC Asheville will present a chance to learn more about the federal farm bill and its impact on local farmers and food consumers. Food Day activities are free and open to the public and take place from 4-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in UNC Asheville's Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room.
"Ghost Ships of the Klondike Gold Rush," an illustrated lecture by Robyn Woodward describing her work preserving and documenting shipwrecks along the Yukon River in Canada, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 in Ramsey Library, Whitman Room.
Today, NCDC announced the launch of a new website that could help climate scientists estimate the historical intensities of hurricanes around the world faster than before—and the public is invited to help.