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In its first-ever attempt, a team of five students from West Virginia University captured top honors in Drillbotics, an international drilling competition designed to test teams’ ability to create a miniature robotic drilling rig inside a laboratory environment.
The West Virginia University EcoCAR 3 team recently returned from a two week-stint on the west coast, where they showcased their newly integrated hybrid Camaro to industry professionals.
It’s no secret that Americans loves their dogs, with many admitting that money is no object when it comes to pampering their pooch. But in neighboring countries like Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela, our four-legged friends are not so fortunate, with animal welfare often-times taking a backseat to economic, political and social problems. As a result, countless dogs find themselves on the streets searching for food and struggling to survive.
In July of 2015, the West Virginia University Extension Service spearheaded a university-wide effort that rushed to the aid of Harpers Ferry, a town of 300 that had its booming tourism industry threatened by a catastrophic fire.
For the third consecutive year, the team from West Virginia University found itself on the podium at the NASA's Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkages or Robo-Ops Competition, held May 24-26, at the Rock Yard at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The Mountaineers finished second behind University of Oklahoma, with University of Utah finishing third.