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.
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Mechanical and aerospace engineering faculty members Edward Sabolsky and Kostantinos Sierros and Daryl Reynolds with the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering have received nearly $400,000 from the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory's University Coal Research Program to develop a wireless, high-temperature sensor system for monitoring the energy system components between 500 and 1,700 degrees Celsius to aid in process control.
A trio of seniors from West Virginia University will attend a major international summit organized by the National Academies of Engineering of the U.S., U.K. and China to explore new approaches for solving some of the world's most pressing challenges. Andy Maloney, Emily Phipps and Katie O'Connell - students in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources - will attend the second Global Grand Challenges Summit in Beijing, China, on September 15-16.
Creating a safe work environment is vital to worker's health and welfare, and West Virginia University safety management graduate Alexis Claassen thinks it all starts with why we work.
Sam Ameri, chair of the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at West Virginia University, has been named to two committee by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.
Office of Personnel Management. JPMorgan Chase. Internal Revenue Service. These are but three of the growing number of organizations that have fallen victim to cyberattacks in recent years. In 2014 alone, more than one billion personal records were illegally accessed — including health, financial, email and home address data, and other personal information like Social Security numbers. A study by IBM found the average consolidated total cost of a data breach is $3.8 million, representing a 23 percent increase since 2013.
West Virginia could become one of the country's significant sources for rare earth elements, the "vitamins of modern industry," without the expense or environmental cost of opening new mines.
Career fairs can be nerve-wracking. For freshmen, sophomore and junior students, the future of their careers can ride on placement into a respected internship or co-op. For seniors about to graduate, the pressure to find a position in the real-world can add overwhelming anxiety to a year already filled with tough classes and rigorous schedules.
An elementary school in Monongalia County has earned the United States Green Building Council's LEED Gold certification, thanks in part to innovative research and construction development being explored at West Virginia University.
For many, West Virginia University's Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering's senior design expo is a time to breathe a sigh of relief, signaling the end of years of hard work culminating in the presentation of a final project before graduation. For others, it's the time to help others breathe a little easier.