From The President

Dr. Gary Green

Community colleges are an American innovation. They grew out of the democratization of education in the late 19th century thanks to the Morrill Land-Grant Act, which President Abraham Lincoln signed into law on July 2, 1862. Up until then, a post-high-school education was available only through private colleges, universities and military academies, which were quite selective and cost-prohibitive for most people.
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Innovation Earns First-Place Win

The Forsyth Tech nanotechnology team

Many of us hope to change the world. Forsyth Tech nanotechnology students are well on their way to doing it.

A Forsyth Tech team of six nanotechnology students won the second annual Community College Innovation Challenge. The competition – funded by the National Science Foundation in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges – encourages students to develop solutions to real-world problems using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). As first-place winners, the team members received $2,000 each.
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A New Chapter In Mathematics

a math book with graphs and equations in it

When it comes to teaching mathematics, Dr. Sharilyn Owens is at no loss for words. In fact, the mathematics department chair, who is also Associate in Engineering Program Coordinator and Faculty Learning Communities Facilitator, is a co-contributor to the upcoming Handbook of Research on Transforming Mathematics Teacher Educa­tion in the Digital Age. She contributed an entire chapter on the professional development of mathematics teachers.
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The Drive For Success

Honk to congratulate 12 recent graduates from Forsyth Tech’s Diesel & Heavy Equipment program.

The students, who earned their associate degrees in May 2016, each received a scholarship from the North Carolina Transportation Maintenance Council (NCTMC), a major sponsor of the college’s diesel program. The scholarship is awarded to students with a high GPA and a demonstrated ability to succeed in their field after graduation.
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A Meeting Of The Minds On Cybersecurity

people at a meeting on cyber security

Forsyth Tech is forging a name for itself in the cybersecurity arena as a recipient of the prestigious Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education designation from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The college’s Davis iTEC Center, under the leadership of Dr. Deanne Wesley, department chair, held a cybersecurity symposium on Main Campus April 22, 2016. Experts addressed faculty, students and the public about education and research in the field.
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