James Dean, director of mining and industrial extension at West Virginia University, has been selected for membership in Careers in Coal, a group dedicated to the best interests of the coal industry. Dean was nominated for membership by Calvin Kidd, an executive with Quaker Chemical Corp. and a long-time supporter of the Statler College’s Department of Mining Engineering.
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The West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership will host a workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs seeking funding for potential research projects through the Small Business Innovation Research program.
West Virginia University’s Department of Mining and Industrial Extension has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration that will allow it to enhance its training for fire brigade and mine rescue teams.
Companies and workers in several northern West Virginia counties affected by downturns in the coal sector will receive assistance transitioning into opportunities in the region’s growing manufacturing sector with assistance from industrial extension agents at WVU.
One of the worst mining disasters ever in the United States rocked a tiny community about an hour-and-a-half south of Morgantown 10 years ago.
For 18 years, West Virginia University has led the state's Manufacturing Extension Partnership, providing consulting services to help manufacturers innovate, compete and grow. That work will continue for the next five years, thanks to $2.5 million in funding from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
George and Camilla "Mimi" Bennett and CONSOL Energy were among the recipients of the West Virginia University Foundation's 2015 Outstanding Philanthropy awards.
Mention Sago, Aracoma and Upper Big Branch to a miner, and memories of lives lost quickly cloud their faces. That is especially true for Eugene White, director of the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training, who participated in rescue operations at each of those mining disasters.
It's not uncommon to hear about siblings following in each other's footsteps by enrolling at the same university. But the Belyadi siblings didn't just choose West Virginia University - they all chose the same major. Today, they are making a substantial mark on the natural gas industry and the school that they consider home.