Fairmont State University professor named ASCE WV Educator of the Year

Monday, October 03, 2022

Fairmont State University Professor of Engineering Technology, Tia Como, has been named the American Society of Civil Engineers WV Section Educator of the Year. The award is given annually to an ASCE member and educator who has positively impacted the lives of their students inside and outside the classroom.

“I was very surprised,” Como said when she learned she had received the award. “I was speechless, which is very unlike me because I can usually always find something to say.”

Fairmont State graduate and professor awarded the 2020 WV Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The West Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has awarded Fairmont State Engineering Technology faculty, Professor Tabitha Lafferre E.I, the 2020 WV Young Civil Engineer of the Year Award. The award is presented annually to a distinguished civil engineer in the field. Candidates for the nomination must be a registered professional engineer or present evidence of formal intention to become registered.

Fairmont State engineering student uses his summer break to return to his original passion of rebuilding salvaged vehicles

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Fairmont State Engineering student, Jonathan Kostyshak, is set to graduate in November 2020.  Kostyshak, like many of his peers, has experienced the furthest from a typical senior year.

Engineering students to present resolutions for Tunnelton underpass of capstone course

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Bringing practical knowledge into the classroom is paramount for young engineers and that’s exactly what students at Fairmont State University experienced through a semester-long senior capstone course offered by professor Tia Como, P.E. 

Students look to alleviate traffic issue with Tunnelton underpass

Monday, February 11, 2019

Fairmont State engineering students will spend the spring semester addressing an ongoing concern in the Tunnelton community—the underpass. The senior capstone course students, under the direction of Professor Tia Como, P.E., will bring practical knowledge into the classroom and partner with area leaders to propose solutions to Tunnelton’s underpass issues. 

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