With a national reputation as a leader in rare earth extraction research, West Virginia University is poised to take another step in developing a domestic supply of rare earth minerals that are critical to national defense and U.S. economic security.
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A doctoral student in civil engineering at West Virginia University is a finalist in the Collegiate Inventors Competition, an annual competition that rewards innovations, discoveries and research by college and university students and their faculty advisors.
An award from the National Science Foundation will allow a researcher from West Virginia University to better predict greenhouse gases and carbon storage under rising temperatures and changing environments.
Two students from West Virginia University have been awarded scholarships by Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honorary.
The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University hosted its inaugural Civil Engineering Challenge Camp on June 27-29.
Robert O. Orders, CEO of Orders Construction Company, Inc., is one of three people selected to be inducted into the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
Praveen Majjigapu, a doctoral student in civil engineering at West Virginia University, has been named inaugural national chair for the Structural Engineering Institute Graduate Student Chapter Leadership Council. The council represents SEI Graduate Student Chapters at universities across the United States.