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.
In the News
WVU professor’s patented system could save lives and make cities more resilient after natural disasters
WVU professor Hota GangaRao and Praveen Majjigapu, a Ph.D. student in civil engineering, have developed a system that will increase the strength and endurance of structures in earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and other large blasts, helping communities prevent catastrophe. The system is also beneficial for repairing historic or aging structures.
Two West Virginia University students will take their research projects to a new level and one NSF fellow will bring her research to the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources thanks to prestigious graduate fellowships from the National Science Foundation.
When Breanna Haught of Mannington decided to attend West Virginia University she was unsure of the direction she wanted to take with her studies. Having excelled in math and science, she decided to pursue a degree in industrial engineering, a decision that would impact her life in unimaginable ways.
A long-serving department chair at West Virginia University has been recognized for his more than 30 years of service to industry and academia.
A team of students from West Virginia University placed in two categories at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Human Powered Vehicle Challenge, held recently in Cookeville, Tennessee.
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.