Cheyney University student places first in National Science Foundation (NSF) HBCU-UP poster competition

November 16, 2008

Oct 28, 2008 – CU Student, Walter Lewis, placed first at the NSF HBCU-UP Research Conference. The project is the result of his research conducted at the Brookhaven National Laboratory during his internships in the summers of 2006 and 2007.
Under the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) hosted the 2008 HBCU-UP National Research Conference last week in Atlanta, Georgia.  According to the AAAS, the conference features undergraduate student research and institutional strategies to enhance the quality of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and research at HBCUs. The HBCU-UP program champions for the important role that HBCUs have in increasing the numbers of underrepresented minorities that are well prepared for participation and leadership at every level of education and research in STEM.

Cheyney University Art Professor Earns Prestigious Recognition

February 22, 2008

joelkeener.jpgJoel Keener, a faculty member at Cheyney University, is this year’s “Art Guest of Honor” at the 16th annual SHEVACON Convention, held in Roanoke VA, on February 22-24th.

SheVaCon stands for Shenandoah Valley Convention, so named because it began in Staunton Virginia — located in the Shenandoah Valley. SheVaCon is a Science Fiction and Fantasy, Horror, Costuming and Gaming Convention. Keener has participated in this event for the past nine years.

This year’s convention will showcase Keener’s many talents, as a published author and artist, photographer, sculptor, and graphic designer. He uses pencil to express his visions and ideas of the world around him. Those “visions” have earned him numerous awards including an international judges choice award and a Chesley nomination.

He earned an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS degree in Studio Art from Skidmore College.