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State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent coverage:
UW, the Wyoming Department of Education, the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board and school district partners are developing a micro-credentialing system that could provide teachers the opportunity to become credentialed to teach computer science. Forbes noted that Wyoming is among four states in a new micro-credentials initiative that focuses on personalized teacher learning.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources posted on its website that UW School of Energy Resources (SER) Executive Director Holly Krutka testified last week before the committee at a hearing that examined federal regulatory authorities governing the development of interstate hydrogen pipelines, storage, and import and export facilities. RTO Insider carried a related article.
Tulsa-based energy infrastructure leader Williams posted a question-and-answer column with Krutka on its website. The piece centered on UW’s Hydrogen Energy Research Center and SER’s hydrogen research projects in Wyoming.
Cowboy State Daily quoted UW College of Law Professor George Mocsary, a Second Amendment expert, on California’s new gun law that could affect gunmakers across the country, including in Wyoming. The law is designed to allow lawsuits against the entire firearms industry when its products are misused.
UW economist Rob Godby broke down for Wyoming Public Radio the formula used by the personal finance website WalletHub to determine Wyoming’s top national ranking for the highest energy costs. Godby also was interviewed for a Wyoming Tribune Eagle article that focused on why Wyoming’s gas prices remain higher than the national average.
WyoFile interviewed several legal scholars -- including UW law Professor Ken Chestek -- who suggest there is a strong argument that a 2012 Wyoming constitutional amendment includes protections for abortion, but the theory has yet to be tested in court.
UW’s Biodiversity Institute was profiled in a WyoFile piece on how the program recruits community scientist volunteers to help collect wildlife and plant species data for several projects throughout the year.
The Casper Star-Tribune profiled UW’s Wyoming Wool Initiative. The article noted how Wyoming ranked No. 1 in wool production, according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The initiative will highlight the state’s wool products derived from local producers. Sheridan Media published UW’s release announcing the initiative.
In another ongoing article, John Koprowski, dean of UW’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, was interviewed for a National Geographic story on why it is important that jaguars have been discovered near the Arizona/Mexico border. Koprowski is an adviser to Ganesh Marin, a doctoral student at the University of Arizona who made the discovery.
Big Horn Radio Network published a Northwest College (NWC) media release noting that NWC is the first Wyoming community college to collaborate with UW in a new science initiative funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence 3 Grant. Click here to read UW’s original release.
UW geology and geophysics Professor Ken Sims and his doctoral student Cole Messa wrote a guest column describing how 800 Nez Perce tribal members in 1877 were driven from their Oregon homeland by the U.S. government and crossed through Yellowstone National Park seeking a new home. The Idaho Capital Sun published the article.
County 10 published UW’s release announcing that the Upward Bound program recently received a five-year, $2.8 million TRIO grant from the U.S. Department of Education. UW’s Upward Bound program helps low-income Wyoming high school students complete high school and prepares them to enter college and graduate from baccalaureate degree programs.
Thirteen undergraduate students will present individual work during UW’s annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium. WyoToday Media published UW’s release noting that two local Riverton students are among presenters.