West Virginia University’s Experimental Rocketry team captured first place in the 10,000-foot launch category at the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition during the Spaceport America Cup, held near Las Cruces, New Mexico, June 20-24.
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West Virginia University was the only school in the nation to send two teams to NASA’s Mars Ice Challenge, a three-day event that challenged teams to extract water from simulated Martian subsurface ice. In the end, one team—Mountaineer Ice Drilling Automated System or MIDAS—had the golden touch.
A long-serving department chair at West Virginia University has been recognized for his more than 30 years of service to industry and academia.
Samuel Ameri was recently reappointed as chair of the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at West Virginia University for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2017.
Engineering is a time-consuming discipline that involves lab work and involvement in student projects. Despite the time commitment, student organizations housed in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University have already logged more than 4,200 service hours for the 2016-2017 school year.
Two teams from West Virginia University have been selected to participate in the first-ever Mars Ice Challenge, a special edition competition under NASA’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage brand of competitions.
Three faculty members from West Virginia University’s Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering have written a new book that focuses on the issues related to hydraulic fracturing experiences and workflow in the field.
West Virginia University senior David Beahr is the recipient of a $3,000 scholarship from the Specialty Equipment Market Association. The award is given to students interested in pursuing careers in automotive-related industries and recipients are invited to attend the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, in November.
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.